フリーアームシャツ 01 プラッド Free Arm Shirt 01 Plaid
Clothing for movement
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.
Please email us email@example.com with your questions about size, fabric, or fit anytime.
Fit of Postalco Clothing
If all rocks and trees were the same shape, the world would be disturbingly boring.
Our bodies vary
A person’s body changes over time, and even within a single day. If we want our clothes to last longer they should fit a larger range of bodies. Features like sleeves that roll up easily, offset shoulder seams, and shapes that drape allow our clothing to fit more people, more comfortably.
Our functional garments are designed for exceptional freedom of movement in daily living. Mobility is a basic human need. The engineering of the clothing is complicated, but it’s designed to be used naturally.
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.
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.
・Delicate machine wash 30℃ with like colors.
・Warm iron as needed, or dry clean.
Do not bleach.
・Shade dry only, no tumble dry.
・There is a small chance the color may crock or bleed, especially when wet.
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.
Order Price..............Shipping Cost
¥49,999 and less...............¥2,900
¥50,000 and over..............no charge
¥49,999 and less...............¥4,900
¥50,000 and over..............no charge
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
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.
ギフトラッピング Gift Wrapping
Gift wrapping is available at a cost of 350 yen per item.
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. "
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.
Postalco teamed up with textile designer Cassie McGettigan to create this pattern.
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. But it’s still as wearable as a classic plaid shirt.
Hand screen printed
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.
Angled pleats on back along with our original spiral shoulder construction for maximum movement.
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.
Free Arm construction
We developed the Free Arm construction to allow exceptional range of arm motion for action and comfort. This is a tailored work shirt that can be worn for any activity. This includes remarkable comfort on a bicycle commute. Movement is freedom.
Our buttons are completely unbleached and natural shell. Each button is hand shaped to create a unique matte texture.
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. Okuda san and his dedicated team of experts 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.
At the print shop
Ink color matching on glass.
Hundreds of overlapping color tests were made to get the colors just right.
Printed by fourth generation master silk screen printer Hironobu Okuda in Hachioji, Tokyo.
Tightly woven cotton broad cloth
100% cotton Japan made fabric. With repeated washings it will become one of the softest items in your closet.
Working with Cassie McGettigan
Cassie is a collaborative textile designer based in Providence, Rhode Island. She spent a decade in San Francisco, then returned East for a Textiles MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.
In 2008 she co-founded Gravel & Gold, a design collective and shop that produces hand-printed clothing. Since coming to RISD as a graduate student and now a teacher, her focus has shifted to fabrics for interiors and their sculptural application. Lately there has been a lot of quilting.
・Variations in color are part of the hand printing process.
・Straight, relaxed fit.
・Full length sleeves with two button barrel cuffs for adjustability.
・This fabric is tightly woven for a unique look and soft touch.
・Prewashed and garment shrunk to shape for exceptional softness.
・Woven in Japan.
Free Arm Wear
Our original wood block logo.
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.