Hul le Kes
The Hul le Kes Leck top is inspired by garments used by craftsmen and painters. It fits over other pieces or can be worn as a single item. A unique piece to be worn during painting, cooking, gardening, or simply as a characteristic top. This item is both made by hand from overstock cotton and naturally dyed by hand in our Arnhem studio using gallnut and blackberry.
Because we use overstock fabric for these tops, we only have enough fabric to make 4 pieces in total.
Due to the natural dyeing process, all 4 pieces will be unique.
Using a cold/warm hand-wash, the Leck top will keep its unique dyes. However, because we use natural dyes instead of the heavy chemical dyes that are the norm in the industry, the colours may fade eventually. This is a natural process, but in case you regret this happening, we also offer our Hul le Kes Dyeing Service as a solution to this problem.
"The more you look at the reality with ordinary eyes, the deeper you can plumb the depths of existence."
Bart van der Leck
Our Leck garment bears the name of Dutch artist Bart van der Leck (1876 – 1958). The son of a housepainter, Van der Leck eventually wrote for art magazine ‘De Stijl’. With his own artwork, using lines and simplified shapes in black, yellow, red and blue, he even influenced fellow painter Mondriaan. Van der Leck passed away in his studio in 1958, sitting at his easel. Having been employed by the company Müller & Co, the famous Kröller-Müller museum now has a big collection of van der Leck’s work. The museum coincidentally, is located very close by to the Hul le Kes studio.
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 3. When a garment is a one size fits all, it’s sized as A. For the Leck top you can choose from sizes 1, 2 or 3.
Please note that due to our small production, we only offer the following amount per size.
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 garment with its original passport, you will receive a 15% refund to spend on a new Hul le Kes garment.