08/26/2011

Older POSTS Vol.1 – POST BL Shirt

We stopped mviagraking these dress construction shirts a while ago due to their production problems.

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We have been making work shirt all the way ever since we started POST O’ALLS…but we sometimes feel like totally “NO work shirt today”.

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My solution for that problem usually settles for wearing knits or no shirt at all, or wearing BD ( button-down ) shirt without fastening collar buttons….I did not feel like wearing stiff-collar’d dress shirt. So I made this BL( button-less ) shirt for convenience for the guys like me.

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All the details and patterns are dedicated for wearing……from our original button-less collar to split back yoke, simple yet cool back style – no center box pleat or loop – as typically seen on pre-WW2 beautiful American dress shirt like ones from Brooks Bros.

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We used to consign to make this shirt for ex-BxxxxxBxxxxxxx button-down shirt factory in New Jersey. It was not so easy to change the current factory set-up from Lady’s dress to Men’s dress shirt. Hence, the production quality was not stable enough to make them all the time….then we dropped them from our line.

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I still miss and need these shirt…..maybe we can make them again at some factory somewhere someday. ( Takeshi )

08/15/2011

The Oldest POST

I just came back from Japan with a gift from my old friend…..the oldest POST shirt. Well, to be exact, it’s not a POST shirt yet, it actually is a pre-POST shirt.

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I personally made this shirt for one of my school (F.I.T.) projects.  Then I gave it to my friend as a birthday gift or something…..sometime between1991~1992. Of course, POST O’ALLS hasn’t happening yet….till 1993.

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Then I forgot about it…..till I happened to see him again at recent PITTI UOMO show. Along with our conversation, he mentioned that he still have the shirt. He came back again at our Japan show a few weeks later with a gift which ultimately came back to me.

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If you are an old POST fan, this shirt looks extremely familiar since it looks really similar to our first shirt – #1201 No.1 Shirt.

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 (#1201)

Overall design and layout, vintage calico fabric, deadstock fisheye pearl buttons, sewing construction and choice of bartack color ……..looks like all the essential flavor of POST O’ALLS has been already on the map and I can see my focus have clearly displayed on this shirt – I was trying to design something timeless.

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All the details and its entire mood are heavily influenced by vintage Stifel Fabric work shirts from my collection. Then I mixed up with some of my ideas and balanced it out the way I liked it. ( Takeshi)

 

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