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The Sample Has Landed

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The Sample Has Landed

We left off last time with me returning from Sendai back to Taiwan in early February, production on the sample of the Heracles shirt ready to begin. Now it was time for me to simply wait, and wait I did, until right at the mid-point of April. That was when the first sample arrived. It's been a while since I was an actual kid on Christmas morning, but this was pretty darn close to replicating the feeling. The first Heracles sample in all its glory. . The first sample was stellar; John Lofgren said it needed a slight collar adjustment,...

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Making the Heracles, a.k.a. to Sendai we go

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Making the Heracles, a.k.a. to Sendai we go

After designing an initial shirt, I decided against becoming a one-man brand and believed it best to instead have my products made, but only to the highest standards in the industry. Go big and go West or go home, right? The next question was whether to have the Heracles shirt made in the USA or Japan. The former proved fairly simple at first, with factories responding readily and willing to work. But still, I hesitated over concerns that the construction quality wouldn't be up to par, and the shipping from there to me in Taiwan would be too high. A popular...

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This is the beginning, my friend

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This is the beginning, my friend

Hello all! I've decided to start a blog on here after some sage advice from a friend to help explain more about The Rite Stuff, the process, and the thoughts and ideas behind the products. At first I was actually content to let others do the blogging (and I certainly don't want to take away from their readership!) but I know that it's good to hear things from the horse's mouth sometimes too.  At the time I was mostly buying new clothes, but was starting to get into vintage, and picked up this deadstock Sears Hercules from about the 1950s....

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