Hul le Kes
The Hul le Kes top is your perfect allround T-shirt. Its loose fit makes it wearable to everyone and many body types. We have Newton Tops available in woven fabric and jerseys. This particular item is made in a jersey overstock fabric. We found the fabric in the Netherlands at a local warehouse.
This top is made by hand in our own atelier in Arnhem, The Netherlands, in a limited number of only six pieces. We like to keep all our production-lines to be small in quantity. This has to do with the fact we are working with leftover fabrics from other companies. It also has everything to do with our fight against all over production of clothing in the world. After the garments were made our studio dyed the garments with a mixture of onion, annatto seeds, gallnut and blackberry. The dye makes the already limited garments into a most unique one.
Only 6 pieces are made and hand-dyed piece by piece in the Netherlands.
With a cold/warm hand-wash the Newton Top will keep its unique dyes. You have to understand we do not use heavy chemicals as they do in the industry. These heavy chemicals harm our planet and all people who have been in touch with it, yes also you as a wearer. We are against these heavy chemicals but that also means the color will fade eventually (depending on your way of washing and wearing the garment). The good news is that we have a solution to this problem and that is our Hul le Kes Dyeing Service.
"I hate good taste. It’s the worst thing that can happen to a creative person"
This item is named after the German / Australian, Jewish, photographer Helmut Newton (1920 - 2004). At the age of 18 Newton left Germany after he briefly interned in a concentration camp on Kristallnacht. He arrived in Singapore where he started his photography career at the local English newspaper and in 1940 moved to Australia. He became a provocative fashion photographer widely known for the erotically black-and-white photos. He is an inspiration to us as being an icon in fashion.
As Hul le Kes we do not want to focus on a particular gender. Therefore we work with our own size chart, with sizes from 1 up to 4 (or, when it is a one size fits all, with an A size). In this case you may order a size 1, 2 or 3 matching the following sizes:
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|
|4||± 54||± 44||XL||XL|
*please note all items are 'boyfriend fit' in their size, closure and fit.