Relaxed Beach Vibes

Going to the beach reminds me that beauty isn’t always polished and neat.. sometimes it’s distressed, old and weatherbeaten. The beach wood that has been lying in the sun has a different kind of attractiveness than the polished metal, glass and steel of New York City. The value in beach wood is the weathering that has happened over a long period of time…

Kate Stoltz NYC bespoke designer shirt
Kate Stoltz NYC bespoke distressed shirt
Kate Stoltz NYC bespoke designer shirt
Distressed front details

The Kate Stoltz NYC distressed shirt hasn’t been lying out in the sun like beach wood, but I created it to match the beach mood. I used a light and cool pastel fabric that can be worn on a hot day, or layered on a cooler beach night. First I stitched the ends of the fabric with a tiny stitch to secure the fibers that I wanted to keep. I then removed the loose end fibers to create a frayed look. The ends of the two-tiered shirt, and the front detail on the shirt are finished with the resulting bespoke fringe. However, not all the ends are ‘coming undone’. As I do with all Kate Stoltz garments, I carefully finished the inside seams, this time using a 1/4 inch French seam.



Shirt: Kate Stoltz NYC

Sandals: Vince Camuto

Location: Southampton, New York

Kate Stoltz NYC bespoke designer shirt
Kate Stoltz NYC bespoke designer shirt



      • I know that you won’t actually read this but maybe some of your helpers will. I’ve watched every iteration of your show and enjoyed each one. A strange group of 20 something’s that wanted to leave their denomination. I thought that had to be so simple…just leave.

        For the last two hours, I’ve been watching a documentary, The Amish: Back Roads To Heaven. It has really opened my eyes. I think that you, Abe, Rebecca, Jeremiah and Katie Ann were extremely brave to make the decisions you did. I can’t imagine such an existence. That’s easy for me to say but I know it’s your life.

        My opinion is not worth a hill of beans but personally I think think the lot of you (and Sabrina) are incredibly brave. Not knowing where you’re going, basically no one to help you on a career path. No one to teach you how to be ,”English”. You’re a fine group of young adults. I’m extremely proud of the lot of you. You all got off the “mother ship” with no one’s help. Well good on you,!!

        I really do hope that the show returns and that all of you are still on it. I’ve learned how to properly treat people thru this show among other things.

        I’d love to know how you feel about God now. I’d like to know that of each of you. I don’t think much of a religion that doesn’t allow for forgiveness. That’s what God is all about.

        Oh well…I’ve nattered on enough. You (and the other’s) hold your heads up and keep putting one foot in front of the other. I think you’ll be okay.



  1. Ah, I love the look! As soon as I reach my goal weight within the next year, the first dress in my goal size will be from you. I love your designs!


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