Free Arm Shirt 01
Weather Cloth

Free Arm Shirts
Size
$225.00
No.84140WC
Tailored workwear that allows remarkable movement crafted with soft, thick Japanese cotton fabric.
When clothing doesn’t fit it can ruin your day. To allow maximum free movement we created a completely new kind of shirt. The shoulder seam spirals around the shoulder to create the most flexible motion we’ve ever felt in a button up. Handmade 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. 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 is available for 350 yen per item. Please purchase this item together with the product you wish to 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
¥49,999 and less...............¥2,900
¥50,000 and over..............no charge

Zone 2
¥49,999 and less...............¥4,900
¥50,000 and over..............no charge

Zone 3
all shipping......................¥8,900


▼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

AXIS No.212

Geijutsu Shincho No.849

POSTALCO’S NEW MOVEMENT-FOCUSED FREE ARM SHIRT 01

From our favorite Brooklyn-to-Tokyo brand Postalco comes a new product range informed by research into bodily movement. The Free Arm Shirt 01 represents a new type of tailored workwear—where the construction of its sleeves and shoulders allow for an unrestricted range of movement. Founders Mike and Yuri Abelson sought out, and discovered, a solution to shirts that inhibited active use.

They achieve this through spiral-shaped shoulder seams that grant flexibility—an uncommon feature for button-downs. Each shirt is crafted from Japanese cotton fabric, contributing a comfortable thickness and additional durability. Altogether, they look good and won’t strain under active use.

Postalco’s Free Arm Shirt 01 is available online in an off-white or charcoal gray in their weather cloth fabric or in blue chambray. Each is priced at ¥29,700 (approximately $270 at today’s exchange rate).

Images courtesy of Postalco
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GQ "TODAY'S PICK"

Original spiral sleeve
Ordinary shirt sleeves are essentially long tubes. When you move your arm, the typical sleeve may flex a bit but still pull at the seam, resulting in limited motion and the risk of ripping your shirt. Stretch fabrics can be used but natural cotton feels so much better. 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.

Straight, relaxed fit.

Full length sleeves with two button barrel cuffs for adjustability.

Woven in Japan, this soft fabric is a tightly woven combination of smooth and textured threads creating a unique look and soft touch.

Details
・Pre washed and garment shrunk to shape for exceptional softness.
・Thick fabric will not show through.
・After dyed garments have gentle variations in color.
・Full length sleeves with two button barrel cuffs for adjustability.

Weather Cloth
100% cotton Japan made fabric. 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.

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.