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Captain James Cook tee shirt by Guy Pendlebury

£ 29.00

James Baldwin's first novel, Go Tell It To The Mountain written in 1953, was the first of 26 works that would mark Baldwin out as one of the 20th centuries most respected North American authors. His writing deals with sociopolitical, psychological, sexual and racial issues in essays, poems and novels. In 2002, he was listed as one of the top 100 Greatest African Americans. Brought up in Harlem by his mother and stepfather, he would later move to Paris, disillusioned by the prejudice against blacks and homosexuals. Here he would spend the greater part of his later life, before his death in Saint Paul de Vence on December 1st 1987, at the age of 63.

Our t-shirts are unique for being wholly made with CoolMax freshFX. CoolMax is a patented fibre designed to wick perspiration and accelerate moisture evaporation, keeping wearers cooler and drier. This wicking feature of the fabric is made possible by micro channels engineered into the profile of and surface of the fibre. These channels are cleverly dimensioned to exploit the surface tension and capillary action of water. Being physical properties of the fibre, these channels endure and do not significantly diminish with wear or washing.

Antimicrobial (freshFX) treatment stops the propagation of odour producing bacteria. This is achieved by embedding silver salt crystals into the structure of the fibre. FreshFX treatment like the wicking is permanent and does not leach out with everyday use. These characteristics ensure the shirts remain cool, dry and odour free regardless of what you might do in them. Performance of the fabric is guaranteed through a certified and monitored manufacturing process.