Pardon Jack Johnson

No Mas and Barking Irons honor a heavyweight champ and civil rights hero with a new t-shirt

One hundred years ago this 4 July 2010, “The Fight of the Century” took place in Reno, Nevada. The first-ever black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson defended his title by defeating the “Great White Hope” Jim Jeffries and delivering a blow against racism. Despite the success, two years later Johnson was convicted and incarcerated under the Mann Act for his romance with a white woman. In …

Le Fabuleux Marcel de Bruxelles

A line of body-skimming basics inspired by Belgium's wife-beater equivalent, the marcel

The classic white tank top—worn for ages by everyone from business men to construction workers—is a wardrobe staple. While several brands already reinvent the original, like American Apparel, Petit Bateau, and Schiesser, we lately have our eye on Belgium’s playfully seductive Le Fabuleux Marcel de Bruxelles to fulfill our nouveau wifebeater dreams. Constructed out of strong yet comfortable cotton, each garment Marcel de Bruxelles produces—now …

E for Effort Loose Leaf Apparel

College-ruled paper's return as screen-printed t-shirts and totes

School’s always in with Artware Editions’ E For Effort Loose Leaf tees, bags and tanks, a playful riff on the inexpensive writing paper from youth. A collaboration between Brooklyn artists Beka Goedde and Rachel Ostrow, each hand-screen-printed shirt encourages crafty additions to their clean lines. The Loose Leaf tees and bag are available by emailing the gallery directly. Shirt prices range from $50 to $65 …