Four Menswear Designers Celebrating The Value Of Craft

After months of human interaction umpired by computer screen, pleasure now lurks in the raw edges and amorphic patches applied with meticulous care to a vintage workwear jacket. This artisanal aptitude isn’t new – silk and cotton garments have been mended and patched together since the 17th century in Japan and, in northwest Nigeria, indigo dye pits have been in operation for over 500 years – but it is enjoying a resurgence in menswear. Many of the pre-industrial production methods employed by the four designers featured here are intrinsically sustainable and culturally profound. Evidence of the human hand takes on a more significant role at this unparalleled time: it forces us to reconsider our own place in the world. Read more at Wallpaper.