In the game of chess, the board’s contrasts of light squares against dark ones offer a visual representation of the dialogic — a confrontation of opposite forces. Checkerboard print, however, introduces another voice. With squares of interstitial shades between opposing ones, the pattern offers a visual representation of the dialectic: the intercourse between two distinct actors that produces a third.
Presented with any binary, we’ll take both, then make something new. This blue and white checkerboard button-up longsleeve is made in Italian printed fabric for a rich touch and subtle weight. A subversion of a typical workwear cut, the garment features “centripetal” pleated pockets – they seem dynamically drawn toward the button placket – and a functional hook at the back collar.