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.
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?
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.
New fit, new pencil pocket shape, less elbow patches……fabric is high-density cotton Supreme twill.
Looks more simple than our older version.
Plus, we added a digital camo front fly strip…..our familiar fabric some years ago.
And, here’s our 2012 model sample.
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)