January 23, 2014

Introducing: Wrong Side

If you've been reading this here long enough, then you've seen the fits and starts with which my brother and I've been working on our project, Wrong Side. To those of you who know what I'm talking about, then God Bless you you're to be studied admired; we count you as friends, and we are grateful. So please, as friends, indulge us this explanation… 

A couple summers back we were at Caroline Matthews’ southtown factory – Dos Carolinas – getting measured for guayaberas, when we noticed heaps of cast-off fabric scraps… linen and cotton, seersucker, gingham, plaid… all destined for the garbage. Being the optimists that we are, we asked to rummage through to see what might be salvageable in order to give those scraps another life.

That second life came by way of a collaboration of sorts, where we’ve taken this fabric and repurposed it into pocket squares and cocktail napkins. Everything is hand-cut in San Antonio (by yours truly) and sewn in Austin (by WhiteStar Manufacturing).

This is our first collaboration and there will be more to come. But we started with this shirt maker and these manufacturers because they represent well the fabric of our community… the local makers and artisans who inspire us.

So, stop by the site, let us know what you think, subscribe, follow, and for heaven's sake buy something ya beautiful bastards.   

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