Let Us Now Praise Jhane Barnes

The author’s shirt (detail)

Not long ago I found a Jhane Barnes shirt at a thrift store. It fit like a charm: a barely-there lightness from cotton that somehow feels like silk. Completely unfaded, with a distinctively three-dimensional texture you can feel arising from Barnes’s signature: complex, robust weaves in elaborate, evolving patterns, designed and made on the best technology of the early digital era.