Our upcycled Hul le Kes Monet Bodywarmer is made from vintage wool blankets. You select one of the blankets we have on stock and we will start making your personal Monet Bodywarmer. Also available: Light Color blankets for your Monet Bodywarmer, or send us your own blanket!
The Hul le Kes Monet Bodywarmer is a perfect choice for every season. The wool gives a perfect isolation to your body during cold autumn and winter days as well as fresh spring and summer evenings. Our Monet Bodywarmer is worn by people both inside and outside, as an under-coat and as an over-coat. The bindings are made from dead-stock ribbed fabrics, for each blanket our people at the Manufacturing Studio will find the best matching fabric.
“My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature”
– Claude Monet
This garment is named after the world famous, Paris born, impressionist Claude Monet (or Claude Oscar Monet) who lived from 1840 until 1926. He is known for his landscapes and garden views. He was a prolific practitioner of expressing one’s perceptions before nature and loved to paint outdoors. It is his impressionist touch and the garments he wears that are a great inspiration to us. Visiting Monet’s house and garden with his parents is one of Sebastiaan’s best childhood memories.
This garment will be made from the vintage blanket you have selected. These vintage blankets are 100% wool and collected via our recycling partners or via donations people have made.
At our Manufacturing Studio we will do our best to make sure only the good parts of the vintage blankets are used. In some cases our Recovery Studio will make small repairs to the old material to make sure we can upcycle as much materials as possible.
Fit & sizing
In the pictures you see Mees wearing a size 2 Monet Bodywamer, Luísa wearing a size 1 Monet Bodywarmer. Mees is 185 cm (6 ft 08) tall and often wears a size 48 or 50 and size M to L. Luísa is 179 cm (5ft 9) tall and wears mostly a size 36 and S.
The Monet Bodywarmer is designed as a slightly oversized jacket.
More information about the Hul le Kes sizing in general can be found here.
Sizes of the garments shown in the pictures can be found hereunder (see here how these sizes are measured):
Each of these Monet Bodywarmers will get its own unique code and a matching Clothing Passport. Make sure to use the passport to create your personal narrative.
Are you done with the bodywarmer? We are always happy to receive old items back, especially if they are provided with their original passport. Or give the jacket, including its passport, to your beloved friend or family member. But never forget: do not throw away your Hul le Kes garment.