The Poet is a collarless, oversized shirt with a raglan sleeve at front, leading to a yoke at the back; details that are apparent in multiple HB Archive pieces. Featuring loop and button closure, and wide facings.
A major staple in any wardrobe, and too hard to choose a final option, three variations will appear on the website: Length 1, Length 3, and For Bowling.
The For Bowling edition has sleeves finishing at the elbow, and hem is straight with a split at the side seam.
Each HB Archive garment is made to order in Melbourne. Please allow 4 - 6 weeks.
First created in 2017, The Poet Shirt has been made in countless fabrics, sleeve and hem lengths and shapes, and collar styles. After three years of sampling, fitting on multiple body’s, and thinking, the photographed edition is remarkably similar to it’s original.
Originally named the O.S Shirt (Over Sized), sometimes just referred to as ‘The Shirt’ with friends, I finally landed on the ‘Poet’ while listening to Patti Smith read Just Kids as I sewed. It feels right to name it after her, I think it’s something she would like.