07/17/2011

BDU UPDATE

Starting last year again, I have more chance to grab POST O’ALLS BDU jacket whenever I have my shorts on.

Here’s a one from late 90s. This is our first BDU jacket.

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I remember I used to wear it frequently with shorts, POST O’ALLS’ old regular climbing pants/shorts( # 1325) or a pair of  five pocket jean….with Clarks?

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Our version differs from its original government issue in some points.

Pocket arragement is inspired by a soldier’s hand modified used one – somebody took its left chest pocket off for some reason, revealing a pencil pocket originally sewn underneith the chest pocket.

And maybe I did some minor adjustments on pocket bellows and their directions.

In terms of fabrics, original is made of lightweight cotton ripstop, ours used mid-weight cotton poplin with tone-on-tone cotton ripstop pencil pocket and elbow patches. I remember we also had very POST O’ALLSish combo of navy x OD, stone x khaki among other solid color tone-on-tones. Maybe we did some khaki Tiger stripe?  I don’t remember correctly…but that would look killer….

Here is our 2011 version.

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New fit, new pencil pocket shape, less elbow patches……fabric is high-density cotton Supreme twill.

Looks more simple than our older version.

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Plus, we added a digital camo front fly strip…..our familiar fabric some years ago.

And, here’s our 2012 model sample.

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New pocket arrangements and some minor adjustments had been done on this, yet still maintaining  its slight Safari, somewhat Military, moody Photographer/Traveler/New Yorker vibes in all neutral way. (Takeshi)

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