Indonesian Batik Shirt
Mind the Gap.
First spotted in Cartagena on the back of the only man
I ever met who explored the Darién Gap, that hostile, nearly-impassable stretch of jungle that connects Panama to Colombia.
Drive the 19,000-mile Pan American Highway—from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina—and you’ll find yourself where the pavement breaks and won’t pick up for another 61 tangled miles. No guarantee you’d make it through alive. No roads to speak of, for starters. Dense jungle terrain, jaguars, python, murderous rogues.
It was 1960 before an expedition completed the first vehicular crossing, at an average speed of 220 yards per hour.
It took 136 days.
Good advice says take a boat from Puerto Lindo to the Colombian side.
We’ll find other things to conquer.
The spirit of exploration is woven into every fiber of this Indonesian Batik Shirt (No. 6662). We started with an 18th-century Indonesian-Javanese geometric print and 100% linen. Ended up here, alive and well. Rugged details.Imported.