It’s been far too long, and I’m sorry. Thanks everyone for giving me a hard time about not posting, it’s sort of given me some motivation to go back at it. Shout out to Shane for helping me get these Workaday Corduroys for a steal, I’m really digging the quality and fit of them. I have an obsession with chambray, so I picked up an older season Engineered Garments Miner Shirt to sort of give me another shirt in rotation for when my chambray work shirt is waiting to be washed. The fit is pretty similar and the details are completely different. Reinforced elbow all the way down to the cuff, tons of pocket space, and a chin strap button. Sawtooth stitching on the collar as well. The vest is a Post O’alls Royal Cruzer vest, which needs no words.
So, this year I set a wardrobe budget for myself- that was very modest and made me shop around for bargains. It’s paid off extremely well and I’ve made $1,000 go pretty darn far in my opinion. I had been eyeing this Post O’alls Royal Traveler vest in “southern” chambray to wear year round here in the South. I ended up snagging it for $108 (retail was $254) from Union Made Goods and I’ve really been enjoying it. This will be my fourth Post O’alls piece and I have nothing but amazing things to say about what Takeshi is doing with Post. The construction, fabric selections, and overall utility of all of the garments is perfect. This vest is nothing less, tons of pockets, a great fit, neat details, and just very wearable with everything I own. I really enjoy anything chambray because it always wears well, and you can see the wear patterns after constant wear and wash. The pocketing on the vest is what I really dig about it. There’s two side pockets that are actually two separate pockets, both accessible under the same button flap. Both sides of the chest are huge pockets, you can see the openings on either side of the buttons. It also has two internal button closure pockets. It’s quite different than the Cruser vest I have in navy herringbone, and that’s why I wanted it. Variety is always good. The material itself is similar but not exactly the same as the chambray Daiki uses for Engineered Garments season after season – so I do plan on wearing it with my chambray work shirt.
The shirt and pants are Engineered Garments, and the shoes are the ever-so comfortable Birkenstock Bostons.
First of all, it’s been almost two years and my legs have never been visible on here. But it’s starting to get so damn hot its time to put the denim away for a bit. This lightweight Woolen Mills Upland jacket is perfect for layering and has so many neat pockets for storing things. I know the Birk’s aren’t made here, but they’re a classic for Summer. Takeshi over at Post hooked me up with some shorts that he wasn’t wearing anymore (thanks again dude!) and they’ve been getting tons of wear and tons of stares.
There’s just some brands that work so well together, and Post Overalls and Engineered Garments always works. I think it’s more so the sizing matching up properly since both Daiki and Takeshi design their garments rather unfitting. Since I’ve been back from New York I just can’t go two days without throwing the Post vest on. I’m giving my Tellasons a breather and starting to break in these Rogue Territory Stantons, done up in 15oz Cone Mills red-line denim.
As the winter (well, the Florida winter) weather starts coming in, layering is actually an option. I’m stoked on this, and I really haven’t went a day without wearing this Post O’alls vest.
Knit: Columbiaknit for Woodlands
Vest: Post Overalls Cruzer
Shirt: Woolrich Woolen Mills
Pants: Left Field NYC Wheat Canvas Chinos
Boots: Redwing 8881
Takeshi Ohfuchi has been perfecting American vintage reproductions with Post Overalls/Post O’alls since 1993, and has been making every single garment in the USA since then as well. I stumbled upon the brand a few years ago and it instantly caught my eye. The fabric choices, the pocketing, the boxy fits, and the construction – everything was done perfect, but also done different. Needless to say, I’ve wanted to obtain a few Post Overalls pieces for sometime now. But with their US stocklists being few & far between, I waited until I went to New York so I could actually try some on and further convince myself it was a good decision.
- Made in USA
- 100% Wool Outer
- Quilted interior
- Internal pocket
- Two eternal pockets (one with side-entry)
- Handwarmer pockets
- Contrasting bartack’d stress points
- Made in USA
- 100% indigo wool outer
- Quilted interior
- Exterior pockets with pen slots
- Button front
I was really stoked to pick these two garments up, and I’m sure they’ll be around for awhile. With the upcoming colder months (it gets pretty chilly here in the south) they’ll be getting tons of wear. Big shout out to Takeshi for the invitation to the sample sale, and for designing one hell of a brand.