|Mallorca||Old linen||Early 20th Century|
A “coup de coeur” in all its glory. We hadn't thought about including pants in our collection but we found this totally unique jewel and yes, we couldn’t help it. We have two pairs of pants -yes, not one, we have two this time!- owned by a Majorcan peasant with his initials (M.S.) embroidered.
They are two very antique garments, probably the oldest we have ever had at Sabellar. But their stylish design, combined with your favourite clothes, will give you a totally contemporary look. Maximos have been made with thick linen, better for Autumn than for Summer, and are very very comfortable. Their texture is one of the things we like the most. If you look closely you can contemplate each one of the thick threads the pants are made of. Once you try them for the first time, you will feel it a bit hard and maybe stiff. But it is amazing how after a few seconds wearing them, the Maximos starts loosing, gaining elasticity and adapting nicely to your body. They look truly (truly) amazing. What a nice surprise! Those are high-wasted pants that you can adjust with a lace on the back. The two pleats on the front and the eight on the back round your silhouette and make them absolutely flattering to your shape. And on top of all that, the two pairs in stock have the bone-made original buttons.
Wear them with one of your favorite thick jerseys and with slim-leg booties. A total knock-out!
Length 96 cm. Hip 50 cm. Rise 35 cm. Waist from 34 (with the back totally tied) to 38 cm (untied). Best fits XS-M.
Heigh of model: 176 cm.
The garments we offer are all at least 70 or 80 years old, some even more than one hundred. They are all from rural Mallorca, from those dowries which someone first embroidered years ago and were later stored in a trunk and forgotten about.
They are all simple items, hand-made and mainly white. All have tiny details such as embroideries which make them extremely special. You may find two blouses which look similar, but none are exactly the same. Several are embroidered with the initials or first name of the pieces' original owner.
We have searched the island from market to market, home to home, for the most beautiful blouses and gowns you can imagine. We have found old cotton and linen. Durable, fresh and breathable fabrics which are ideal as standard Summer wear.
All the garments you will find here have been completely restored. The process starts at the hands of an expert embroiderer who has carefully mended any imperfections it may have suffered over time. We really want our hemstitches, embossing and loop stitching to look as good as it did on the very first day it was worn.
Next the garments undergo a rigorous cleaning process to remove any hard staining from rust or damp. Please take into account that you may still find a loose thread or some patching or tiny staining that refuses to budge (don't worry we will tell you about it first). We believe that these slight imperfections aren't bad, in fact they are part of the history of the piece.
We assure you that nothing makes your feel as unique as wearing a unique piece of clothing like these ones, being able to imagine who tailored it for its original owner and now for you. Where did she live? What was her story? Or even better, to imagine that maybe it was worn at a particularly important event or time in her life. This, we believe, is quite magical.
Our garments have survived until today because the thread originally used to make them is so resistant. To keep them at their best condition possible, we recommend you do not wash at more than 30º, nor use fabric conditioner and only allow a medium spin
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