Kardo Chintan Checkerboard Block Print Shirt - Natural Indigo

£168 £240

As with all of the chintan series, this variation has a wonderfully proportioned camp collar, accommodating double side pleated back and a triple stitched yoke. Not to put too finer point on it folks, the manufacture on this is magnificent! The top loop button sits just right and the length says amicable Americana rather than summer shirt crop-top. The brand’s collaboration with world-renowned hand block printers, adds class and enlivens a series of shirts that balance fit and fabric. Sourced from centuries old, archival imagery of Rajasthan flora, architecture and culture, preservation is at the heart of their design and manufacturing.   

The fabric was hand printed with natural indigo by Suraj Narain Titanwala, a renown block printer in Rajasthan, who is a 4th generation block printer, learning the trade from his father Govind Narain.  The hand Kantha was done by Meera Devi, his wife.

The hand embroidered bird is called a Barbet that frequents Delhi in Spring. The motif is an homage to one that visited the home of Kardo’s founder everyday over the first lockdown in India in March 2020.


  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Hand Kantha stitch detailing and a bird embroidery
  • Camp collar
  • Triple stitched yoke
  • Provenance tag included
  • Gets softer and comfortable over time
  • Made by one tailor from beginning to end
  • Hand-finished
  • Fits true to size (boxy fit)

Chintan shirt size guide

 Size Chest (cm) Sleeve length (cm) Length (cm)

Shoulder (cm)

S 52 23 74 44
M 54.5 24 75 45
L 57 25 76 46
XL 59.5 26 77 47


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