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Dec132012

An Introduction: Four Horsemen Overshirt

Four Horsemen Shop here in Victoria has become a West Coast staple, building their shop carefully while championing a great mix of Canadian, local and international brands alike. They have collaborated on a few items in the past with different brands but this overshirt represents their foray into a private label within their shop. Last week Guy Ferguson, shop manager, buyer and a good friend of mine, approached me about this new series which just launched this week. Crafted by a local tailor with over 30 years of experience, this overshirt was conceived with top notch construction and exquisite detailing at the helm of the project. Each and every seam on this overshirt from the cuffs and placket to the yoke and collar, all tells the story of great passion for extraordinary tailoring. They've utilized a beautiful deadstock wool/cashmere blend with a unique and subtle geometric herringbone pattern that is easy to wear from the fall all the way through to the spring. I find myself thinking about this overshirt since spending some quality face time with it last week. It's now available in extremely limited quantities in shop and online. Below, Guy has shared a little bit more about this overshirt with us.

"This whole project came about through our relationship with a local tailor. She has over 30 years experience in her craft and has literally worked all over the world. She produces some of the most meticulous, highest quality garments we have ever handled and has an amazing eye for fabrics so we began a conversation about working together on some pieces for the shop. We started looking at materials and this Italian cashmere blend immediately jumped out at us. Not only does it feel amazing, but it has this intricate striped pattern and happened to come in this perfect black/grey/burgundy colour combination. It's a deadstock fabric, so we bought what we could, but once these are sold it's not like we can just make more. We've always liked overshirts and they are one of the few items that can truly be worn all year round, so we thought it was a good fit for our first product together. The difference between this and our prior collaborative pieces is that we were really able to have complete creative control on every level, rather than working within the confines of a specific product or material. We are extremely pleased with the final product and would happily put this piece up against anything else in the store. It's the start of an exciting project for us and we've already got a few more pieces coming along shortly. The goal is to put out some truly interesting and unique pieces at the absolute highest quality we can afford. We hope you like the results as much as we do."

Details:
• 60% Wool & 40% Cashmere
• Deadstock Geometric Herringbone Pattern
• Lambskin Elbow Patches
• Two Front Diagonal Lower Pockets
• Double Pleated Cuffs
• Made in Victoria BC Canada

CREDITS
• Article & Styling by Darian Hocking
• Photography by Grady Mitchell

LINKS
Cashmere Blend Burgundy Overshirt

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