September 21, 2022
Shinya loves Takeshi Part II
For our 10th anniversary Battenwear Fall/Winter 2022 collection, we could not be happier to announce a new, corduroy-tastic collaboration with Post O'Alls.
The idea behind the capsule is to reimagine Battenwear's outdoor obsessions through a Post O'Alls workwear-focused lens. We were honored to have the chance to work with Takeshi Ofuchi (more about him below) and are thrilled with how the collaboration items turned out.
The SB40 w/ Hood has the functionality and classic details of a vintage work coverall. But with its wide wale corduroy and oversized pockets, it also has the vibe of something that tumbled out of a 1980s surf video. It's a juxtaposition of opposing influences, and probably the jacket we are most excited to wear this fall.
The SB40 w/ Hood has flat fell, double needle stitching with cotton thread on the interior, which makes the garment durable and allows it to develop even more beautifully with each wash and wear.
As for the Army Pants, we took a classic pair of Post pants and injected a 1980s outdoor vibe with the wide wale corduroy and big patch pockets.
We also added a hammer loop and ruler pocket as handy details that we'd like to have on a pair of pants made for puttering around in the garage. Although odds are that we're more likely to wear these handsome devils out to dinner than to the toolshed.
Post O'Alls was founded in New York City in 1993 by Tokyo-raised Takeshi Ofuchi. Takeshi is the ultimate clothing hound, a global traveler of backroads in search of rare finds. His love of functionality makes him a connoisseur of pockets and loops and seams and cuffs. A clothing nerd will test another clothing nerd to see if they know Post O'Alls. It's the "Empire State Special," it's wearable art, it's ridiculously useful, it's one of the brands we own most of besides Battenwear.
In 2019, Takeshi relocated Post O'Alls to Japan. We spent some time with him this summer at the Post O'Alls store in Tokyo and can't wait to visit their new second location opening soon in Nakameguro.