C.H.L Boro Liner

Please note that the Boro liner featured on the website is sold. The C.H.L Boro liner is now available for pre-order. As this item is made to order the expected delivery time will be 4 to 8 weeks.

Please email help@appliedartforms.com for questions regarding this unique item.

The C.H.L Boro Liner is made of antique Japanese boro cloth. This exclusive item is fully hand-made.

‘Boro’ refers to a Japanese technique of mending and re-using textiles by layering and patching them together into a warm and practical fabric. The term derives from the Japanese ‘boro boro’, meaning something tattered or repaired. The C.H.L Boro Liner is constructed from a selection of rare, antique indigo boro clothes from the 19th century which have been carefully restored and repaired by hand.

The jacket has an oversized fit inspired by the liner of a vintage M51 US army parka, with a clean neck and voluminous sleeves. Featuring patch pockets, large interior pockets and a real horn button closure. Padded with wool and lined with a reversed Japanese selvedge indigo chambray.

We have created five of these special jackets and each one is unique in appearance. The jacket featured on our website is the only one available for immediate purchase.

Handmade in The Netherlands.

Read A/A/F ORIGINS: C.H.L BORO LINER to discover the inspiration behind the Boro Liner of A/A/F's Canal House Line.

  • Outer shell made of antique Japanese boro cloth
  • Original indigo colour
  • Each item is unique
  • Fully hand-made
  • Oversized fit inspired by M51 US army parka liners
  • Clean neck
  • Voluminous sleeves
  • Wool padding
  • Lined with reversed Japanese selvedge indigo chambray
  • Made in The Netherlands


  • Made of antique boro clothes; please be mindful when washing this garment
  • Dry clean only
  • Consider airing instead of washing
  • One size fits all: this jacket fits sizes XS (very oversized) to XL (regular fit)
  • Made of non-stretch fabric
  • Model Kaya wears size OS
  • Model measures: chest 36"/ 91cm, height 6'2"/ 187cm

If you have any questions about sizing, please email us.

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A (Chest width)72
B (Back length)78
C (Sleeve length)91
D (Shoulder width)58.5
  • Currently offering free shipping worldwide on orders over EUR100 (and jewellery orders over EUR300)
  • Free returns within 14 days of delivery
  • Parcels are sent tracked and with delivery updates via email
  • Orders are shipped from the Netherlands (jewellery items are shipped from the UK)
  • Please see the FAQ for more information about shipping and returns
  • Note: this is a preorder item, please allow 2-6 weeks for shipping