05/19/2013

These Days…

 

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Sometimes I start to realize while I inspect something….our standard is not definite, rather moody… 

Take out and clean that “basting” thread or just leave it…..it goes solely by aesthetic.

 

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 This happened by accident.  By falsely cutting ( in this case replacement ) parts from different batch of fabric, causes this kind of effect – off shades – meaning mixing different shades of fabrics.

We usually reject these “defect” pieces, and I sometimes save it for myself if that fits me.

 This time, this wonderful accidental creature goes to my friend – I knew he would like it – and I was happy seeing him smile!

 

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These are some of the new styles I finished making production patterns today, CRUZER shirt 3 and CRUZER shirt 3 LLC ( pullover ).

 

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I kind of find out that this TROPI-CRUZ might be our first shirt which featured this kind of CRUZER pocket configuration. 

This one, from 5~6 years ago, retains some signature details from its predecessor – TROPICAL, like button – down collar band ( to keep collar band open in hotter days ) and sleeve roll-up straps.

 

My pressure level is getting higher and higher everyday as usual…..till next show starts. ( Takeshi )

05/12/2013

ANTENA and BEYOND…

 

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Inspired by Mr. Keizo Shimizu of NEPENTHES…..wearing an embroidered one nicely on INVENTORY magazine cover.

 I dig out mine…..Yes, that’s the one with silver color snap, longer chest pockets and yellow stitching.

 

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These cotton twill military pants from WW2….has been on my (?) list for a while.

 I used these distinctive side pocket details fused with our popular BDU pants…..made it into BDU-R status back in …..around 2000?  Maybe in need for an updated version soon?

 

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Printed pants again….personally leaning towards these understated ones.

 

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These are my choice for last Japan trip……never had a chance to wear one due to the weather though……OUCH!

 

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These are the two  most frequent worn outerwears on my last Japan trip.

 Blue houndstooth shirting BDU-R over a poly/cotton poplin navy CRUZER……OOPS ! BDU-R name again? I sometimes give models same name without any thoughts…..

 

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This WW2 USN herringbone jacket has been on my (?) list quite a while….

 

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This is our version of the jacket above…….from mid 2000’s and in herringbone printed corduroy?

 

My antenna has been wide open……for 2014SS samples. ( Takeshi )

05/10/2013

THE SOURCE

 

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I bought this shirt a couple of weeks ago…… at my usual vintage hangout in Harajuku area( = PUEBLO ).  This LEE shirt always has a sweet spot in me because it is the SOURCE of all the early POST O’ALLS shirt. Our shirt started forming its shape from here…..along with many other ideas.

 

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LEE work shirt from this era ( 1940s )is really perfect in many sense – perfected original work shirt design for a human, in ultimate well- balanced form. I clearly see the unusually keen sense of the person who draw the pattern……that’s the genius’s work.

 

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Before I started POST O’ALLS, I used to wear them almost everyday…..found them deadstock and saved all my sizes in various fabrics – I remember I especially liked to wear Navy blue herringbone version.

 

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Unlike many of the vintage work shirt around, they have some good personalities of their own. To me, not older than these, not newer than these…..I like these 40~50s version.

 

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Since it is a father of them all, I thought it would fit nicely with what I was wearing that day – POST O’ALLS white waffle shirt, POST O’ALLS Royal traveler in khaki nylon taffeta, POST O’ALLS( sample )CAPE ROYALE 4 in sage cotton/poly poplin….

 

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Well, it is still really a good shirt, but I found not quite as good in some aspects….especially in layering abilities.

 

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I used to think that it was sort of our weak point that our specialty was in “wear” rather than “actual work” status……yet now I see that our shirt has come long way…..already far from what I thought would be the best work shirt to wear. ( Takeshi )

05/01/2013

POST style sheet 2013S/S

 

    POST  style sheet S/S 2013  
         
         
style# fabric# style name fabric color
1102 01 Engineers’ Jacket CONE 10OZ denim indigo
  FS   Fisher stripe indigo
  ANT1   Japanese grey covert charcoal
  CC1   cotton canvas OD
  CC2   cotton canvas CH Brown
  CC3   cotton canvas navy
1102DN SS1 Engineers’ Jacket-DN stripe shirting blue
  GS   grid shirting blue
  CC1   cotton cord blue
  CC2   cotton cord grey
1102LDN TH Engineers’ Jacket-LDN natural drill natural
  51   5ozDenim indigo
  VC1   vintage calico print indigo atom
1102SB 01 SWEETBEAR CONE 10OZ denim indigo
  ANT1   Japanese grey covert charcoal
  ANT2   Japanese grey covert ash
  CTN   cotton twill natural
  51   5oz.denim indigo
  JC   Japanese crepe blue streak
  SC   cotton sack cloth sack khaki
1186L PP1 OK40L PIMA poplin dk. Khaki
  PP2   PIMA poplin olive
  VC8   vintage calico print brown blues
  TP1   tartan shirting sage
  TP2   tartan shirting khaki
  TP3   tartan shirting brown
1190 PC1 CARLOS3 water repellent P/C poplin navy
  PC2   water repellent P/C poplin black
  PC3   water repellent P/C poplin OD
1185 PC1 CRUZER water repellent P/C poplin navy
  PC2   water repellent P/C poplin black
  PC3   water repellent P/C poplin OD
  XX   9oz. Dry cotton ripstop khaki
2111 PP1 CRUZER5-W PIMA poplin dk. Khaki
  PP2   PIMA poplin olive
  PP3   PIMA poplin black
  PP4   PIMA poplin red
  PP5   PIMA poplin navy
2114 01 Navy Blue CONE 10OZ denim indigo
  CT2   cotton twill navy
2116 PC1 LINDEN3 P/C poplin navy
  PC2   P/C poplin black
  PC3   P/C poplin OD
  01   CONE 10OZ denim indigo
2107 CT1 OK41 cotton twill khaki
  CT3   cotton twill navy
         
style# fabric# style name fabric color
1512 PP1 ROYAL TRAVELER PIMA poplin dk. Khaki
  PP2   PIMA poplin olive
  PP3   PIMA poplin black
  PP5   PIMA poplin navy
  51   5oz. Denim indigo
  ANT1   Japanese grey covert charcoal
  ANT2   Japanese grey covert ash
  VC1   vintage calico print indigo atom
  VC3   vintage calico print khaki flower
  VC5   vintage calico print camel crests
  VC9   vintage calico print grey nut imperial
  PS1   pinstripe shirting navy
  PS2   pinstripe shirting grey
  JC   Japanese crepe blue streak
1515 51 CRUZER vest 2 5oz. Denim indigo
  ANT   Japanese grey covert charcoal
  CT1   cotton twill khaki
  CT2   cotton twill navy
  CT3   cotton twill OD
  CT5   cotton twill black
  TW1   tropical wool government navy
  TW2   tropical wool oxford grey
  SS2   stripe shirting blue
  SS3   stripe shirting depression blue
  SS4   stripe shirting depression khaki
  JC   Japanese crepe blue streak
         
style# fabric# style name fabric color
1230 SC1 Engineers’ Shirt southern chambray indigo
  CB   cotton broadcloth white
  ANT   Japanese grey covert charcoal
  51   5oz. Denim indigo
  HS1   hombre shirting mono
  HS2   hombre shirting wine
  EE1   end-on-end cobalt
  EE2   end-on-end sunset
  EE3   end-on-end steel
  EE4   end-on-end lilac
1296 SC1 C-POST4 southern chambray indigo
  CB   cotton broadcloth white
  EE1   end-on-end cobalt
  51   5oz. Denim indigo
  PS3   plaid shirting black
  PS4   plaid shirting purple
  PS5   plaid shirting red
  PSE1   poly/cotton seersucker blackwatch
  PSE2   poly/cotton seersucker navy tartan
  PSE3   poly/cotton seersucker red tartan
1256 SC1 CRUZER Shirt 2 southern chambray indigo
  CB   cotton broadcloth white
  PP1   PIMA poplin dk. Khaki
  PP2   PIMA poplin olive
  PP3   PIMA poplin black
  PP5   PIMA poplin navy
  PS1   plaid shirting lime
  PS2   plaid shirting pumpkin
  SE1   seersucker stripe navy
  SE2   seersucker gingham navy
1211R SC1 The POST-R southern chambray indigo
  CW   cool waffle white
  ANT   Japanese grey covert charcoal
  SS5   stripe shirting blue stripe
  SS5   stripe shirting vintage blue dobbie
  SS6   stripe shirting grey stripe
  SS7   stripe shirting beige stripe
  VC1   vintage calico print indigo
  HS1   houndstooth shirting navy
  HS2   houndstooth shirting black
  HS3   houndstooth shirting red
         
style# fabric# style name fabric color
1256S SC1 CRUZER shirt2 S/S southern chambray indigo
  CB   cotton broadcloth white
  EE1   end-on-end cobalt
  EE2   end-on-end sunset
  EE3   end-on-end steel
  EE4   end-on-end lilac
  GS1   gingham shirting blue
  GS2   gingham shirting mint
  GS3   gingham shirting red
1211RS SC1 The POST-R S/S southern chambray indigo
  CB   cotton broadcloth white
  51   5oz. Denim indigo
1253 SC1 C-POST4POS southern chambray indigo
  CW   cool waffle white
  TP1   tartan shirting sage
  TP2   tartan shirting khaki
  TP3   tartan shirting brown
  VC1   vintage calico print indigo atom
  VC4   vintage calico print yellow flower
  VC5   vintage calico print camel crests
  VC8   vintage calico print brown blues
  VC9   vintage calico print grey nut imperial
         
style# fabric# style name fabric color
2316 CT1 MENPOLINI NEUTRAL cotton twill khaki
  CT2   cotton twill navy
  CT3   cotton twill OD
  TW1   tropical wool government navy
  TW2   tropical wool oxford grey
2316W VC1 MENPOLINI NEUTRAL-W vintage calico print indigo atom
  VC3   vintage calico print khaki flower
  VC5   vintage calico print camel crests
  VC6   vintage calico print blue batik
  VC7   vintage calico print brown batik
  VC8   vintage calico print brown blues
  VC9   vintage calico print grey nut imperial
2314 ST4 CRUZER pants supreme twill khaki
  ST1   supreme twill dk.khaki
  ST2   supreme twill OD
1382 C01 No.1 Five pocket CONE 14oz. denim indigo
  01   CONE 10OZ denim indigo
  CT0   cotton twill natural
  CT4   cotton twill stone
  CT1   cotton twill khaki
  CT3   cotton twill OD
  CT6   cotton twill powder blue
  CT7   cotton twill powder pink
2319 01 No.6 Five pocket CONE 14oz. denim indigo
  CD1   cotton corduroy blond
  CD2   cotton corduroy smoke
1371 PC1 SND water repellent P/C poplin navy
  PC2   water repellent P/C poplin black
  PC3   water repellent P/C poplin OD
         
style# fabric# style name fabric color
2314S ST4 CRUZER short supreme twill khaki
  ST1   supreme twill dk.khaki
  ST2   supreme twill OD
  ST3   supreme twill navy
  C01   CONE 10OZ denim indigo
  SC1   southern chambray indigo
2314SW PP1 CRUZER short-W PIMA poplin dk. Khaki
  PP2   PIMA poplin olive
  PP3   PIMA poplin black
  PP5   PIMA poplin navy
1374SW SS8 MENPOLINI SHORT2-W stripe shirting alternate blue
  SS9   stripe shirting navy x green
  SS10   stripe shirting tan muti
  SS11   stripe shirting pale blue
  SS13   stripe shirting pale pink
  VC1   vintage calico print indigo atom
  VC2   vintage calico print brown atom
  VC3   vintage calico print khaki flower
  VC4   vintage calico print yellow flower
  VC5   vintage calico print camel crests
  VC6   vintage calico print blue batik
  VC7   vintage calico print brown batik
  VC8   vintage calico print brown blues
  VC9   vintage calico print grey nut imperial
1374S CT1 MENPOLINI SHORT2 cotton twill khaki
  CT2   cotton twill navy
  CT3   cotton twill OD
  CT6   cotton twill black
  CR1   cotton ripstop beige
  CR2   cotton ripstop lt;khaki
  CR3   cotton ripstop lt.brown
  CD1   cotton corduroy blond
  CD2   cotton corduroy smoke
  TW1   tropical wool government navy
  TW2   tropical wool oxford grey
2317S CT1 POST BAKER SHORT2 cotton twill khaki
  CT2   cotton twill navy
  CT3   cotton twill OD
  C01   CONE 10OZ denim indigo
  FS   Fisher stripe indigo
  BC1   baby cords brown
  BC2   baby cords khaki
  BC3   baby cords OD
  BC4   baby cords salmon
  BC5   baby cords slate blue
  BC6   baby cords oxblood
         
style# fabric# style name fabric color
1950DC VC1 calico neckwear w/ DAILY CURE vintage calico print indigo atom
  VC3   vintage calico print khaki flower
  VC4   vintage calico print blue batik
  VC5   vintage calico print camel crests
  VC8   vintage calico print brown blues
  VC9   vintage calico print grey nut imperial
1951DC VC1 calico square w/ DAILY CURE vintage calico print indigo atom
  VC3   vintage calico print khaki flower
  VC4   vintage calico print blue batik
  VC5   vintage calico print camel crests
  VC8   vintage calico print brown blues
  VC9   vintage calico print grey nut imperial

 

( POST OVERALLS )

WAFFLE, and WAFFLE…

 

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It was night before I left for Japan ….I was deciding what to carry for wearing and testing…..in minimal, effective way.  Since my old friend and sort of mentor KOJI dropped by, I asked him some EXTRA advice.

I felt like carrying some white shirt…..more than usual….since I strongly wanted to feel spring air in Japan in some white shirts.

 Feeling more like waffle now….

 

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C-POST3? in large waffle, from several seasons ago.

 

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SWEET LOGGER in Large waffle…..looks like from same period as C-POST3 above.

 

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 SWEET LIGHTER SUPREME in medium waffle, from 2012S/S.

 

 I wanted more whites….in broadcloth or poplin…then I asked KOJI about it.

 He said “ Just WAFFLES”.

 Sure, I see. ( Takeshi )

Pickups in Japan and onboard

 

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 Ultra simple design yields Futuristic cool. OEDO Subway Tocho-Mae Station

 

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 Cool Dark Rosewoody Bathroom door says “Gentleman” in Japanese

 

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 Found some Goldfish in a tank in front of old shoes store in Shinsen, Shibuya

 

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 My long- time regular….since childhood.  IZUMIYA Cookies

 

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 Happened to found old-school Japanese knife handmade by aging craftsman…..we all used to have one.

 

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 AIR MOS Burger “ Teriyaki Egg”  It is uprisingly good!  Even if don’t counting that I’m a strong MOS Burger fan.

 

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 SAKUBEI YAMAMOTO, vintage coal miner / artist

 

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 These Shibuya’s “EYES” are deep in our memories…..will diminish soon. ( Takeshi )

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