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Dear Samfu

Not Long Ago Shirt in Grandpa's Gingham

$99.00 SGD

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Not Long Ago, Grandma wore the Samfu everyday. She still wears it today, teaching us to repeat our clothes daringly and choose quality over quantity. Let's go back to NOT LONG AGO! In a classic brown check reminiscent of a vintage handkerchief, the NOT LONG AGO shirt is a contemporary twist to Grandma's favourite classic shirt. Pair it with jeans for the sweetest date night look, or slip it on with the Not Long Ago pants to make it an edgy coordinate - we promise you will turn heads. 



  • 100% cotton twill, like a men's premium shirt fabric, extra comfy
  • Subtle puff sleeves
  • Natural shell buttons
  • Flattering fit at the waist
  • Little pockets
  • Unlined, not sheer


Designed with love in Singapore. Made with care in Cambodia. Please refer to fabric swatch for most accurate colour and detail.

This piece is made out of 100% cotton deadstock fabric. This means fabric left over from overproduction usually by larger fashion manufacturers. By using deadstock fabric, we save gallons of water and reduce the amount of textile waste that gets sent to the landfills.



Wash & Care

Colour may run on first few washes. Gentle hand wash me separately in cold water and hang in shade to dry, definitely don't bleach or wring or tumble dry me. Iron medium to high heat. 

Size Guide

Model is 5' 6.5” (169cm), a UK 6, and wearing size S. - Waist 24" (61cm) / Hip 34” (86cm)

The shirt has a snug fitted waist and broad shoulder width. Size up for a looser fit or if you are in between sizes.

Measurements (Inch/cm)

34.6 / 88
36.6 / 93 38.6 / 98
30 / 76.2
32 / 81 34 / 86.3
38 / 96.5
40 / 101.6
42 / 106.7



About The Brand

Dear Samfu makes nostalgic clothing for contemporary women. The brand gives Grandma’s wardrobe classics a modern spin, bringing back Grandma’s values of thoughtful consumption and sustainability into our wardrobes.

The Samfu is Grandma’s favourite - it is a breezy shirt (sam, 衫) and trouser (fu, 裤) pairing usually made out of the same fabric. Designed for maximum comfort for the tropical heat, ease of movement and modesty, the Samfu was a popular everyday style in Singapore in the 1950-60s. 

Ethically made using deadstock fabric and produced in small batches, every style is consciously created and designed to last through the seasons. Each Dear Samfu garment is a re-interpretation of the Samfu story, letting every Samfu girl cultivate a beautiful relationship with her piece in the long run.