HARLAN Traditional Japanese Butterfly Print Short Sleeve Shirt in Berry Red

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$ 129.00
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$ 129.00
Color – Red Butterfly

    The Harlan Shirt: This one is very special to me.

    A few years ago my mom developed symptoms of dementia and was beginning to lose cognitive function.
    One day she came out of the bedroom wearing her butterfly print tank top.
    She sat next to me and began to talk about things from her childhood in Greece.
    It was as though she was transported to another time & place and I kinda knew that she wasn't coming back.
    She didn't have a clue as to who I was.
    But, she seemed so happy to be talking about her own mother and her sister - it was as if she knew they would soon be reunited.

    My mom passed away this past February, I hadn't seen her that peaceful in many years.

    While I love so many of the Japanese prints, this one felt particularly important.
    It is believed that our loved ones begin their journey to the next life in the form of a butterfly.
    So, this one's for you, mom.

    100% cotton, trimmed with natural buttons and navy herringbone tape

    Please note that this fabric will soften over time with home laundering.

    I live for making shirts & I am a real fanatic about it. So much detail & care has been put into the making of each Blade + Blue piece. I want this to be your new favorite shirt.

    What Makes a Blade + Blue Shirt So Special? 

    - MADE IN USA: Blade + Blue shirts are made in limited runs here in the USA. I work with master craftsmen whose family has been making shirts since the 1950's. 

    - TOP OF THE LINE FABRIC:  Blade + Blue sources premium Japanese fabrics from some of the finest textile mills in the world.

    - A GREAT FIT:  I set out to create a shirt that was both comfortable & flattering. No more feeling like you are stuffed into a super-skinny fit or feeling frumpy in a big, boxy fit. The Blade + Blue cut was designed to provide room for comfort in key areas like the chest & shoulders but is then slightly nipped at the waist to give you a most flattering shape. You will also notice that the lengths of Blade + Blue shirts are designed to make you look great tucked in or out. Please take a look at our FIT GUIDE for more specific measurement information.

    - 'NITTY-GRITTY' GOOD STUFF: Let me share a few more details that make the Blade + Blue extra cool:

    • Collar Shape: Nothing is worse than seeing an otherwise handsome shirt ruined by a big, floppy collar. The wrong collar shape can instantly ruin your look. I have slightly trimmed the height on Blade + Blue collars, then created a semi-spread shape for a very sharp & modern effect.
    • Placket Construction: The slimmer center placket shape of the Blade + Blue shirt is sewn in with a stitch right at the edge of the placket. This technique creates a more streamlined look and eliminates the distracting, 'rumpled' effect that occurs with most other shirts.




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    HARLAN Traditional Japanese Butterfly Print Short Sleeve Shirt in Berry Red
    HARLAN Traditional Japanese Butterfly Print Short Sleeve Shirt in Berry Red

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