Gil Scott-Heron t shirt by Ben Turner



The artwork:

Gil Scott-Heron April 1 1949-Ma7 27 2011.  In our first conversation Ben Turner’s reply to the question who do you admire was: ” Gil Scott-Heron has provided comfort and sustenance throughout my adult life.”  And, Or Down You Fall, to the question is there a particular track?  He explained his admiration for the man was a tangle of perceptions of his originality, the fact he did not sell out, always apparently calling things as he saw them without too much commercial concern – something of a Don Quixote with creative flair.  The illustration has Gil Scott-Heron quixotically on a horse visually composed of nuts and bolts referring to the line from Or Down We Fall:  I ride my horse of nuts and bolts we made to never tire.  This line is said to refer to the fact pharmaceutical suppliers are unreliable – too many hours in or on horses made of nuts and bolts (cars or motorcycles) going to, or waiting to meet said suppliers in the process of making transactions…

The shirts:

These t shirts are unique for being made exclusively for us wholly with cool-max-image-e1485361440757.png fibres ring spun into yarns manufactured exclusively for WeAdmire. These yarns are then knitted into a single jersey fabric suitable for t shirts.

The CoolMax bit exploits the surface tension of water to wick moisture from your skin. It works through micro channels engineered into the profile of the fibre. These channels are physical attributes, they are there for the life of the fibre.

The Fresh FX bit embeds a silver salt in the molecular structure of the fibre that stops the propagation of bacteria which, left unchecked, ultimately cause a sour odour. Because the silver salt is embedded within the fibre it, like the wicking, is similarly permanent; it will not leech out with wear and washing.

These attributes deliver shirts that remain cool and dry almost regardless of what you might do in them and similarly they remain fresh. And the ongoing performance of the fabric is guaranteed. This is important, these shirts will become your favourite items of apparel, you will want to wear your shirts again and again.

These shirts are marvellous to travel with, they stay fresh if you don’t have the chance to wash them, they wash easily when you do have the chance, and they dry super quickly. There is also a very useful side effect to all this: our shirts keep anything you wear on top of them and what you might wear after wearing them fresher too.

The cut and fit and sizing of these shirts is exclusive to us and was specified by Anastasia Vouyouka, a published guru of fit in the fashion industry.

The feel of the very best natural fibre shirts you have experienced with the performance of the fibres that set the benchmarks for wicking and freshness. It is very unlikely you will have experienced this level of technical performance in a decorated t shirt before.

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