I made my Vale shirt in some slightly sueded brown silk recently. The fabric is a nice warm brown and has a bit of stretch.
When I bought the fabric I didn’t quite purchase enough of it, so the top yoke has a seam down the center back since I didn’t have enough to cut on the fold. The regular Vale shirt doesn’t have that seam.
Chris just surprised me with a beautiful peachy Ilana Kohn scarf and it goes with this shirt perfectly, reminding me of Neapolitan ice cream (I only ever ate the chocolate though!). I love seeing photos of Ilana’s marbling process – it’s really fascinating how she has troughs of paint laid out in her apartment.