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PDL ARTIST SERIES: Ayumi Horie Tee

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This 100% cotton unisex tee features custom art designed by professional studio potter Ayumi Horie from Portland, Maine. 20% of the profits from each sale are donated to Ayumi's charity of choice, the Water Protector Legal Collective.

  • 100% cotton
  • Unisex fit

Malloreigh is wearing an XS, and normally wears a 2 in PDL Alpha shirts.

About the Artist

Q: How would you describe the art you make?
A: While I make pots for a living, I also have a range of side projects that range from political projects like The Democratic Cup, curatorial projects like Pots In Action and public art projects like Portland Brick. I’ve also created a number of online fundraisers for friends and charities over the past 10+ years. At its essence, my job is to create frameworks through which people can connect to each other whether it’s a great conversation at a kitchen table with one of my cups or strangers meeting over a brick stamped with a story embedded in a sidewalk. Parallel with this work is the very intentional strategy of using cuteness in my ceramic work to engender a softer side of someone. People often create their own narratives around my drawings and since pots can act as talismans, these objects can support people in powerful and quiet ways that are often overlooked. 

Q: How do you identify? How do you think your identity is reflected in your work?
A: I identify as Daboru. Daboru or Double is a term coined by Japanese mothers with mixed kids to describe the richness of two cultures, rather using the term Hapa or Half, a binary term that brings with it feeling of scarcity. As the child of a Japanese father and a Caucasian mother, I love this idea that pushes back on a state of in-betweenness. I also have always identified as a lesbian and I'm cisgender.  

Duality has always been of interest to me, because in it there is something of a smorgasbord where one doesn’t have to choose just one thing. Multiplicity can exist without contradiction. Making work that is simultaneously soft and hard, or high-brow and low-brow, the pots I love best are authentically two or more things.

Q: Do you have a coming out story to share?
A: Inevitably as an artist and as a small business there’s a point at which personal values and professional ethics collide. I’ve been out since I was 18 and overt about my progressive politics in my business, but there was a time about ten years ago when I felt that it wasn’t enough to be passively honest. Changing the terms of the discussion, having representation, and challenging biases came to the fore for me when I made a video in 2009 that featured a romantic scene. For me, choosing two women was a professional coming out in a field where LGBTQ people had little visibility and no power. A lot has changed since then.

Q: Since we’re all about fashion… what’s your power outfit that makes you feel like the best version of yourself?
A: Haha, well, if I could just wear a uniform every day, I’d be very happy. As it is, my unofficial uniform consists of a Danish boot called Duckfeet, jeans, and some kind of plaid shirt, my favorite of which are made by Peau de Loup! I have grown increasingly curious about plaid patterns after seeing windowpane plaids and checks in old Japanese blocks prints and having plaid as a staple textile in Maine. 

Q: What’s an unexpected fact about you?
A: It’s more of a fun fact, but the seafoam green crayon made me ill as a kid. While I still can’t stomach most pastels by themselves, I do love seeing what they can do within a palette of saturated and dirty colors. I love color!

Q: Which charity have you chosen to support with your design and why?
A: Water Protector Legal Collective. This incredible advocacy organization, which focuses on legal and legislative action, sits at the very practical intersection of environmental justice, climate justice and indigenous rights. The right to clean water is a human right and access to water will increasingly become the center of conflict globally. Supporting the resistance at Standing Rock over the Dakota Access Pipeline is crucial in attempting to set a progressive legal precedent.


Size & Fit

Please see our size charts below. Looking for something you haven't found here? Email us at info@peaudeloup.com and we'll do our best to help or even add to this page if necessary.


Button-Up Sizing Guide

Fit is incredibly personal - some like their shirts to fit snugly around their body while others prefer to wear them looser. We've provided a number of fit charts below to help you find your fit. Note that there are some variations in the way different fabrics will hang on your body, and some shirts will fit more snugly than others. We recommend always sizing up in flannel.

If you're at the top 1 - 1.5 inches of the bust range, you will likely have to release the box pleat.

Below are the flatlay measurement charts for our Alpha shirts. We have shown our measurements taken from lying the garment flat and measuring in inches. We recommend grabbing a shirt you own in similar fabric and comparing!

 

In between sizes? Go for the smaller one - there’s a pleat in the back of every PDL shirt that you can remove with a seam ripper - this will give an extra 1½ inches in the chest to prevent button-gape. 

Fit Guide by Style

One of PDL's foundational values is to create classic products. That’s why we have a suite of standard styles that we make in an assortment of fabrics. Once you know your fit in a particular style, you’ll be ready to snap it up when a limited edition upcycled fabric you love pops into our collection!

We've photographed a variety of styles on a few different bodies so you can get an idea of how our shirts might look on you. If your questions aren't answered here, please get in touch with us for personalized fit advice.

Size 4

Size 8

Size 16

BUTTON DOWN

The PDL classic Alpha fit. A box pleat half-sewn down in the back for easy size adjustments, a collar that buttons down at the lapels, and our signature inside pocket. Available in a wide variety of fabrics, from flannel to Oxford to poplin and more, in short sleeve or long sleeve. > learn more about the box pleat and how it lets you customize your fit here.

BUTTON UP
A more formal take on our classic shirt, the button up features no lapel buttons and a stiffer collar that holds its shape. Typically made of stiffer, more premium fabrics, this is your go-to shirt for a formal event. It has an ever-so-slightly slimmer and shorter form (about 1cm shorter in the sleeve and torso) than our typical Alpha fit, with the same shoulder width.

COLLARLESS
Fashion-forward and unique, the collarless shirt features a modified, relaxed Alpha fit with no pocket and an open box pleat – making it less fitted in the body. You can sew the box pleat down yourself if you want a snugger fit.

CAR COAT & WALKING JACKET
Our terms for an unlined light shirt-jacket perfect for wearing while you walk. Our jackets are made out of heavier fabrics, from cotton flannel to wool to corduroy, and feature our signature embroidered pocket on the outside of the left breast. The car coat has outside patch pockets while the walking jacket has slit pockets for your hands.

FLANNEL
Our flannels come in almost all our collar and body styles, but they’re special in that they tend to fit snugly – especially since we tend to wear them over a tee shirt – and they’re more likely to shrink in the wash. Therefore, we recommend you always size up in flannel.

ABOUT THE MODELS

Our size 4 model is 5'9", with a 34" bust, 25" waist, and 32" hips.

Our size 8 model is 5'9", with a 36.5" bust, 30.5" waist, and 42" hips.

Our size 16 model is 5'10".

Customizing Your Shirt with the Box Pleat

The box pleat at the back of PDL shirts allows for a bit of flexibility in sizing. Note: collarless shirts do not have their pleat sewn down by default.

Removing the Pleat for More Space in the Bust

If your shirt fits in the shoulders and arms but is a little snug through the bust, you can remove the pleat to gain an extra inch and a half in that area. Kindly note that shirts with the pleat removed are no longer eligible for exchange or refund.

To remove the pleat, you will need a seam ripper. This little tool comes with most sewing machines and sewing kits. Watch the video below to see how it's done:

Extending the Pleat to Take Your Shirt In at the Hips

If the shirt is too roomy around the hips, you can also extend the pleat to take the shirt in by 1 - 1.5inches from the waist down. This is a pretty simple sewing job if you have the skills. You'll need a sewing machine and an iron. Kindly note that all modified shirts are ineligible for return/exchange.

Watch the video below to see how it's done:

Founder's Suit Sizing Guide 



 

Chino Sizing Guide

This size chart applies to our newest chinos!  We took all of your feedback from the making of our founders trouser and made all the right changes!  Let us know what you think!

Underwear Sizing