The Poet is an 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. Choose between collarless neckline, or Peter Pan Collar. Buttons are covered in same fabric as garment.
A major staple in any wardrobe, and too hard to choose one final option, two variations will appear on the website: Length 1, and Length 3.
The Length 1 edition has sleeves finishing just above the wrist, and body finishing at the hip, with a slightly curved hem at side seam.
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.
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