Tender's roots are in antique workwear and machinery, especially from the Great British Steam Age. On a steam train, the tender was the truck which carried the coal and water to power the locomotive, and was coupled in between the engine and the carriages. They were built incredibly solidly, mostly from riveted cast iron.
The other important face of Tender’s English-made clothing is the nurture which is put into the clothes: in their research, design, manufacture, and wear
Tender Norther Hemisphere SS18 has a loose maritime thread through the season, from the jute yarn and real mother of pearl buttons to the long tail pullover shirts, knitted hats, and sprig moulded ship ceramics.