COMPLICATED SIMPLICITY: THE ART OF THE PERFECT BANDANA
The humble piece of fabric is everything from a scarf to a basket, but AMBK brings the love of fabric, textile construction, and traditional techniques to finish the cloth with dyeing and discharge printing to this modest accessory. Bandanas are the combination of functionality, simplicity, and individuality, and are the quickest and coolest detail around a neck or in a back pocket.
Utilizing the time-honored traditions and expertise of Nihon Menpu as the creative outlet in producing these superior bandanas, AMBK has composed a hemmed square that honors the vintage designs that have been in the back pocket of every greaser, punk rocker, cowboy, and gentleman since the time that men have sweat.
Nihon Menpu matched, as closely as possible, the bandana colors from AMBK’s own personal collection of vintage squares, and then discharge prints the sacrosanct cherry blossoms onto the cloth. Discharge printing removes the dye from the fabric to produce the pattern instead of printing additional ink on top of the dye, thereby creating a softer fabric and an image that won’t fade or crack.
Whether it’s to wipe your brow when working in the sun, to tie around your neck when the winds of fall start promising the winter, or to offer to a lady during a tender moment, handkerchiefs are a true friend. These are the best ones.