The Paddy Cloak

The Paddy Cloak

Hmong hill tribe villagers wear garments that are cultivated, spun, woven, dyed, and stitched themselves from start to finish. Compared to the colorful and heavily embroidered garments for special occasions, their everyday wear is less adorned, yet still incredibly beautiful. Women may wear a loose-fitting jacket, skirted pants, an apron, sash, and headdress dyed in natural hues on a daily basis. These pieces are worn during hard-hitting activities like cultivating crops, gathering food, or cutting wood.

Our Paddy Cloak takes inspiration from an antique Hmong work jacket that has a deep V-neck and fastens at the waist. Our cloak is made in two color options: an army green pile lined in silky rayon; or a rich Japanese indigo twill with plaid cotton lining. The cloak sports two pockets on the front and a Chinese button closure. Designed to keep you cozy during the cold winter months with extra room for layering and movement.

All of our Paddy Cloak fabrics are made in small-batch, in Japan.

Sizing and fit questions? Drop a line to info@wmenswear.com

Editorial photos by Eric Kvatek, words by Buranee Soh

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