The t-shirt

 
 
4. The T-shirt
34.00
size:
Quantity:
Add To Cart

"Something swathing and protective." 

– ELIZABETH GILL AND BRIONY SOMERS, P.31, THE PUBLICATION.

.

 
 
 

How do we feel presence in... a chemise?

A T-SHIRT TO CLOTHE AND EXPRESS THE BODY.


t-shirt+folder.JPG

A Chemise 

The French word chemise refers to both a shirt and a folder. Those which accommodate a presence. They may carry a mark, hinting at what is inside. 


museum building.JPG
era_0.jpg
 
logo close.JPG
 
 

The illustration

The elegant swirls of the Irish postal service's franking stamps surround FRANC's initial and the two of the flowers from Trinity's museum building. Because beauty is best when appreciated by all and free to travel. 


The Fit

The fit of the t-shirt has been tested to accommodate the presence of a pregnant stomach and a black bra. With their weight the sleeves fold exceptionally well, staying in place. Worn slightly oversized it feels like a light sweatshirt. A long body provides ample cover. The cut is loose and the sizes generous.

 

Alex, six months pregnant, normally wears a size 8, in the small. 

Briony, normally wears a size 6, in the small.

 

Liam, normally a medium, in the medium with another t-shirt hidden under.


tee corner.JPG

THE MAKE

Made in turkey with Turkish cotton in a factory that refuses to use child or forced labour, provides safe and healthy working conditions as well as legal labour contracts, pays its workers a living wage, provides freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining and does not discriminate or ask for excessive hours of work. The logo is embroidered in Dublin. 

The fabric

100% cotton. Best washed at 30 and given a good iron. Soft yet with substantial weight it passes the "gold standard re t-shirts", the black bra test. This is the t-shirt to "go under your Armani suit."