This morning, as I was working on this very post, my boyfriend stumbled into the living room, half-asleep, and started complaining.
(Mornings are hard.)
His complaint stemmed from trying on one of his new Threadless t-shirts. My boyfriend’s tall, broad-shouldered*, and wears a men’s 2X. The old Threadless tees were long enough for his 6’5″ frame, but the new ones fit more like women’s tees: shorter sleeves, shorter torso, fitted through the chest and weirdly billowy around the waist. It’s not a good look for him.
So I guess this post isn’t just for you guys – it’s for him. My boyfriend needs new t-shirts, and I need them to be ethically-produced.
EDUN Men’s Architectural & Artistic T-Shirts
The yellow short-sleeve tee on the left is what inspired this post. Architectural designs have that sketched vintage feel, and the color is cool and clean. (Let’s all avoid neon yellow, shall we?) The artistic t-shirts also look sketched, and they are: the Bidii T-Shirt Project is a partnership between EDUN and primary school students in Kenya that takes these kids’ designs – their drawings of their own world – and screenprints them on t-shirts. All of the profits from these tees go back to the Bidii School, which helps provide these kids support so they don’t end up in one of the largest slums in Africa, located right in their own city of Kiberia.
EDUN Men’s Gray & Blue T-Shirts
Gray and blue go so well together, don’t they? These EDUN shirts are simpler with their clean lines, but still have a distressed, vintage feel that I really like. The back of the striped t-shirt on the left is awesome. All of EDUN’s designs support communities in Africa, and you can read more about EDUN at their website.
These shirts can all be found at Yoox, which is offering a coupon code 12% off any order: use code 12BIRTHDAY@YOOX. Enjoy!