Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Terra
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Terra
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Terra
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Terra
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Terra
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Terra
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Terra
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Ivory
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Ivory
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Ivory
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Ivory
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Ivory
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Ivory
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Olive
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Olive
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Olive
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Olive
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Olive
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Olive
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Olive
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Navy
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Navy
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Navy
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Navy
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Navy
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Navy
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Navy
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Flax
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Flax
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Flax
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Flax
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Flax
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Flax
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Flax
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Black
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Black
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Black
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Black
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Black
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Black
Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen Black

Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top in Midweight Linen

2nd Edition
Regular price$ 196
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A top that eschews traditional stand collars, visible buttons, and sleeve cuffs with pleating. What remains is the suggestion of this classic garment and its spirit, but with all the comfort, ease, and simplicity that are the hallmarks of ES clothing. Read the full style story.
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  • Made with 100% natural fibers–they’re renewable, feel exquisite to wear, and biodegrade at the end of their life. We garment wash all of our clothing, so your order arrives pre-shrunk and wonderfully softened.
  • Every garment is hand cut and sewn by Sew Co., a Living Wage Certified, low-waste facility located in Asheville, North Carolina’s River Arts District.



I have a natural affinity for oversized button-downs, and I knew that I wanted to incorporate the androgynous, universal silhouette into our Signature Collection at some point. However, there are a few elements of traditional button-downs that I dislike and that I know wouldn't work with our manufacturing process.

Instead, the Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top eschews traditional stand collars, visible buttons, and sleeve cuffs with pleating. What remains is the suggestion of this classic garment and its spirit, but with all the comfort, ease, and simplicity that are the hallmarks of ES clothing.

This long-sleeve, midi-length, snap-front tunic-length top skews masculine, feminine, and everywhere in between. It works in almost any setting—worn to an evening affair or the beach as a coverup. I wanted to capture the timelessness and the nostalgia; a crisp button-down is a constant throughout history and in most people's closets today, but this universal silhouette somehow still has the ability to intrigue. I picture an obscure artist in a billowing tunic with rolled-up sleeves, an eccentric professor with shirttails over wool trousers, or a brilliant writer in a sunlit apartment, clad only in a rumpled shirt with no time for pants.

Medium-duty snaps are sewn inside the placket, so they're invisible. Easy and accessible to open, sturdy enough to not pull apart on accident. Wear closed or open, and fasten as many or as few snaps as you like. Form and function in true harmony!

Named in collaboration with Aja Barber after the contemporary artist Kara Walker, who we envision wearing this style in the studio.

100% Linen, Oeko-Tex certified. Medium weight, sturdy broadcloth that can be pressed to a neat, crisp finish or left wrinkled after washing for a perfectly lived-in look. Linen possesses natural strength and durability, and it's a super friendly fiber on the environment. It requires very little processing, and is hypoallergenic, comfortable in all seasons, insulating, and absorbent.

Linen is a natural fiber made from cellulose fiber inside the stalks of the flax plant. It is a complete product of nature, and can vary drastically in color and texture based on the growing conditions of the season. Variations in base color and texture are not uncommon.

Natural imperfections in weave are also to be expected and embraced--slubs, nubs, and occasional bits of organic matter are common in linen. If you are looking for the homogeny and perfection of a synthetic fiber or a finely woven cotton you will not find it in linen.

Wash on gentle cycle with cold water. Tumble dry warm. Leave unpressed for a beautifully rumpled look or press on medium heat with steam to remove wrinkles.

Linen is a natural fiber and is expected to wear and fade over time, which we love.

Shop all Midweight Linen.

Flax A neutral to end all neutrals. Our Flax Linen is the undyed, natural color of the fiber. The color can vary from the palest beach sand to uncooked oatmeal with flecks of warm spices to a taupe putty with grey undertones. We challenge you to find a pairing color Flax linen doesn’t bring out the best in.

Black With the natural variations in the weave of true linen, our Black is anything but basic. Unworn, this forever shade holds the saturation of soot and tar. If you wash and tumble dry, over time you’ll see a bit more fading around the seams, giving a lived-in, favorite tee look.

Olive Like a drizzle of the nicest bottle of olive oil in your pantry, this shade of our Midweight Linen is a Mediterranean-inspired pop of earth. Wash and dry it for years and it will still retain the most beautiful lichen-esque hue. Pairs effortlessly with neutrals like our Flax Midweight Linen.

Navy Possibly the cooler little sister to Black, our Navy Midweight Linen is a color of substance. It can read almost black in a certain light, but its true essence is an inky midnight blue. It fades over time, wash, and wear like your favorite dark denim, which makes us love it all the more.

Terra This savory shade of Midweight Linen is spicy chili oil in fabric form. The bold hue remind us of the magical red clay of Oaxaca, Mexico, but there's also a nod to the slightly softer orange shades of mimolette cheese or cantaloupe. For a balanced look, we often pair our Flax Midweight Linen with Terra, but a monochromatic Terra top and bottom is our idea of a modern power suit.

Ivory Our not-too-white white Midweight Linen. A shade of white that won't blind you, nor does it get dingy looking after wear or wash. The undertones are very subtle and warm, akin to white rice. Our Ivory reads as crisp and clean, especially with a quick press of the iron. Slightly transparent, we prefer tops and dresses in Ivory.

The Second Edition Kara has a relaxed, oversized fit. The shoulders are slightly dropped to reduce tightness at the bicep, and the silhouette is intended to be swingy and a bit a-line–not at all clingy at the hips. We haven't made any pattern changes to the style other then consolidating it's sizing.

If you've ordered this style in the past, we recommend ordering the same size! For example, if you like the fit of the Medium in the First Edition, we'd recommend ordering the S/M now. Or if you like the fit of the Large from the First Edition, we'd recommend ordering the L/XL now. The most important measurement for getting the right fit is the chest measurement.

Feel free to check the garment measurements and compare to any existing garments you have to confirm the right fit!

Long Sleeve Kara Snap Top Highlights

1. The invisible snap closures are easy to use and give the top a streamlined look. Wear this style open as a jacket or snapped up for a true top.

2. A collarless neckline eliminates fuss (and the ever-frustrating make-up transfer!).

3. The slightly a-line silhouette provides plenty of room for movement and ease.

4. A subtle drop-shoulder provides a relaxed fit through the shoulder and bicep.

5. The wrist-length sleeves look great worn down but also roll without adding bulk.

6. The topstitched armscyes and back yolk give this style added durability and polish.

7. A customer (and Liz!) favorite for modest and accessible breastfeeding or pumping. 


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