Free Arm Shirt Straight Fit Plaid

Plaid
Size
$396.00
No. 84146PD

In stock Aug 2024.

We will be accepting pre-orders in our online shop and Postalco shop from Mar 22 to Apr 7.

You will receive a 10% discount on the pre-order offer.
>> About advance orders

This daily shirt allows you to move freely.
Straight silhouette with a slightly relaxed fit. Versatile staple piece. Straight Fit is a regular cut that's less boxy than our Free Arm Shirt 01. Soft and breathable fabric. No show through so it's easy to wear. Our original plaid is less predictable and a bit playful. And it is still as wearable as a classic plaid shirt. Silk screening by hand creates slight natural variations giving the pattern subtle depth. 100% cotton. Made in Japan.
Size

 

Sized Small, Medium, and Large. Designed to fit various bodies and still look good. Unisex with size range from ladies’ small to mens’ large.

Please email us shop@postalco.com with your questions about size, fabric, or fit anytime.



Why do we make so few sizes?

We pattern our clothing to fit as many bodies as we can. Less size variation also means less wasted fabric and less overproduction.

Clothing for men? Or women?

Postalco items have always been non gendered. Beginning with the very first Legal Envelopes we made back in 2000.

Material

100% cotton Japan made fabric. Screen printing by hand creates slight natural variations giving the pattern subtle depth. With repeated washings it will become one of the softest items in your closet. No fillers or interfacing used in this shirt. All thickness is created with luxurious tightly woven fibers and layered fabric. This is more difficult to make but results in a shirt that will age better. We noticed this is the way 1920s vintage workwear was made and what gave those classic pieces their reliability. Our buttons are completely unbleached and natural shell. Each button is hand shaped to create a unique matte texture.

Care

・Delicate machine wash 30℃ with like colors.
・Warm iron as needed, or dry clean.
・Do not bleach.
・Shade dry only, no tumble dry.
・100% cotton
・There is a small chance the color may crock or bleed, especially when wet.

Gift Wrapping

Gift wrapping may be a cloth bag or a paper bag. Wrapping materials used will vary depending on the product type and size. Please note that we are not able to accept requests for specific wrapping materials. If you would like to have multiple items wrapped together, or if you would like to wrap only some items, please tell us in the memo box. If you do not specify, we will wrap each item individually.

Example of what to write in the memo field:
"Notebook (light blue) and notebook (dark blue) gift-wrapped together, and Bag- gift-wrapped separately. etc. "

Order receipt
If you choose to receive gift wrapping, we will not include an order receipt that shows the price. Please contact us if you would like to receive a receipt by email.

Shipping

Worldwide Shipping
We ship worldwide via DHL or other. Shipping usually takes 7-10 days from the dispatch date.
Shipping charges vary by country and are automatically selected according to the shipping address. The shipping charges for each region are as follows.

OUTSIDE JAPAN
Order Price..............Shipping Cost
Zone 1
$449.99 and less...............$35
¥$450 and over..............no charge

Zone 2
$449.99 and less...............$60
$450 and over..............no charge

Zone 3
all shipping......................$100


▼What is my shipping zone?

Zone 1 (North America, Asia)
American Samoa, Brunei, Canada, China, Guam, Hong Kong, South Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Philippines, Singapore, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, United States of America, Vietnam

Zone 2 (Asia, Oceania, Europe)
Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, India, Indonesia, Lao P.D.R., Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Kiribati, Malta, Monaco, Myanmar, Republic of Nauru, New Caledonia, Netherlands, Niue, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Vanuatu

Zone 3 (Middle East, South America, Africa)
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Curacao, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, French Guyana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Equatorial, Guyana (British), Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Republic of Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nevis, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion Island, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, St. Helena, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (US), Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

WITHIN JAPAN
Order Price..............Shipping Cost
¥10,999 and less................¥750
¥11,000 and over..............no charge
Some products are eligible for delivery directly to mailbox for a shipping fee of ¥380. (Nekopos, Click Post)
If the products you ordered are eligible, you will be able to select it from the shipping method selection screen at checkout.

Postalco cannot take responsibility for any shipping delays due to customs clearance, payment transaction delays, or any unforseen circumstances.
Import taxes, duties, and related customs fees may be charged when the parcel arrives at the destination country. The payment of these charges and taxes is the responsibility of recipient and will not be covered by Postalco. Duties & taxes are set by the customs authorities of the destination country. We estimate the value to be between 25-40% of the amount paid for the item(s) ordered. The shipper will contact you directly requesting payment upon your order's arrival through customs.
All shipments outside Japan include a commercial invoice to avoid delays in customs. We are unable to indicate a lower price for the value of your order listed on your commercial invoice as we must adhere to all international import/export rules and regulations.
Unclaimed packages: The shipper will leave a notice if nobody is available to sign for your package. The shipping agent will hold your package for a few days only. If you do not claim it, it will be returned to us, marked unclaimed. You will be required to pay for shipping twice to have your order sent a 2nd time. There may be some countries we cannot ship to due to courier restrictions.

Press
WIRED No.52

Free Arm Wear on the body
To enjoy your shirt from the first few moments, Postalco invented Free Arm Wear. Carefully sewn into unique combinations of shapes that don't restrict the way you reach, stretch, and move in daily life. Postalco's Free Arm Wear with v-shaped pleats on the back mean ease of movement and flexibility.

Good clothing responds to the wearer.
It shouldn't jump out in front of the wearer, and it shouldn’t stick to the body too closely either. It doesn't get in your way and feels excellent. It can be seen at a glance from across the street and also it is noticed when you reach for something across the table. It is good-natured and also reliable. It doesn't impose.

Postalco teamed up with textile designer Cassie McGettigan to create this pattern.

Postalco Plaid
Vertical stripes. Horizontal stripes. Combine them both and you get a grid. Traditional plaids can be a bit stuffy. But this grid is less predictable and a bit playful. And it is still as wearable as a classic plaid shirt.

Developing This Shirt
To eliminate the typical stiffness we started with sketches and prototypes made from paper (we love paper). We then worked with an expert pattern maker and craftspeople in Japan to make many samples to get the shirt we dreamed of wearing. This shirt is made in a Japanese workshop with over 40 years of experience.

Master Printers in Tokyo
Silk screening by hand creates slight natural variations giving the pattern subtle depth. The experts at Okuda Senko have honed their skills on both textiles and prints for artists. Their print studio is inspiring. Long narrow tables 25 meters long, the length of a swimming pool. But instead of water, ink is carefully guided onto the lengths of fabric by hand.

Print testing
Many overlapping color tests were made to get the colors just right.

Hand Printed in Tokyo

Cassie McGettigan
Textile designer, researcher, and trail walker who works primarily in fabric silkscreen. She now lives and maintains a studio practice in Bolinas, California. Lately there has been a lot of quilting.

Details
・Straight, relaxed fit.
・Full length sleeves with two button barrel cuffs for adjustability.
・Prewashed for exceptional softness.
・Variations in color are part of the hand printing process.

Free Arm Wear
logo wood block carving.

Learning from Japan
The craftspeople, suppliers, and small workshops found in Japan make things not to be found anywhere else. We are fortunate to work with family businesses that are so focused on their craft. Don’t put Postalco items on a shelf or in a drawer. Their beauty is revealed through daily use. They will help you feel good at home and be ready in a meeting.