Fashion sense and literacy often have an inverse relationship: English professors dress horribly, while fashionistas think "fashionista" is a word. Finally unifying the two: Read’s Clothing Project.
Because Tom and his godforsaken shoes have made it impossible for a clothing company to look decent unless they're also charitable, DC-born Read's just-dropped, late-summer/ fall line sends a book to a child in Africa with the purchase of each piece, but not a Gladwell, because even minimally schooled villagers reject his flagrant lack of empirical evidence. The collection includes:
1. Shirts: Button-downs come in five different styles (madras/ poplin plaid/ chambray), all with a trim fit (slimmer arms and tapered through the body) and 100% sustainable Corozo buttons made from the Amazonian tagua nut, about which Amazonian Jerry Seinfeld points out "they're not really tagua, and not really nuts, what's the deal?".
2. Tees: Using cuts of fine shirting fabric, these are all given a subtly awesome contrasting pocket to "liven up your torso", something also achieved by showing up with a six-pack.
3. Ties: Neckwear's made from the same seersucker/ coral pinpoint/ oxford materials as the shirts, and feature "contrast tipping", aka the excuse you use to leave the waiter $1 after your buddy gives 25%.
And because your summer weddings occur all year long, they've also got a grip of bowties in gingham, striped, or solid, also not how to describe the mental capacity of anyone who thinks "matchy-matchy" is a word.
Published: August 18, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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