Hul le Kes
The Hul le Kes Basquiat jacket is a short, light jacket that fits just above the waist. It is handmade in our studio in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Our Basquiat jackets are made by upcycling antique French linen, giving new life to an already existing fabric. It is then dyed naturally. This one is dyed using chestnuts and madder. The exact colour will vary from piece to piece due to the natural dyeing process. This also means each one is unique.
Not only does giving a new life to the linen add to the jacket’s character, we also upcycle to fight against the system of overproduction. Each one of these jackets will come with a Hul le Kes passport and has its own registration number.
Made to order helps us create only the items we need. It’s a benefit for you, us and the environment.
Using a cold/warm hand-wash, our Basquiat jacket will keep its unique dyes. We use natural dyes instead of the heavy chemical dyes that are the norm in the industry. Heavy chemical dyes harm our planet and all people who come in contact with it. As a result of our natural dyeing, the colours may fade eventually. This is a natural process, but as a solution we also offer our Hul le Kes Dyeing Service.
"The more I paint the more I like everything"
This garment is named after Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988). The American artist born in Brooklyn, New York. Basquiat started as a graffiti artist and in his life transitioned from being homeless to becoming a well-known artist selling his work for prices up to $25,000. In the early 80’s he had a relationship with the then still unknown singer, Madonna. During the same period Basquiat worked together with David Bowie and produced a 12-inch rap single. He died at the age of 27 from a heroin overdose in his studio in Manhattan.
At Hul le Kes we do not want to focus on a particular gender. Therefore, we work with our own size chart. Our sizes range from 1 to 4. When a garment is a one size fits all, it’s sized as A. For our jackets you can choose the following sizes corresponding with the chart below. 1, 2, 3.
Hul le Kes Size chart
|EU men||EU women||US men||US women|
|A||46-54||36-46||One size||One size|
|1||± 46-48||± 38||S-M||M|
|2||± 48-50||± 40||M||M-L|
|3||± 52||± 42||L||L|
*please note all items are 'boyfriend fit' in their size, closure and fit.
When sending us back this jacket with its original passport, you will receive a 15% refund to spend on a new Hul le Kes garment.