John Harrison’s 1st Sea Chronometer (from above) tee shirt by Yukio Miyamoto

£49

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The Artwork:

John “Longitude” Harrison’s 1st Sea Clock rendered as a ultra high resolution 3D model by Yukio Miyamoto.

John Harrison 3 April1693 – 24 March 1776.  A self taught cabinet and clock maker ultimately paid most of the money put up by the 1714 Longitude Act of Parliament. The Board of Longitude were tardy however with the prize being paid over in stages for the delivery of H4 and H5 but only after the involvement of His Majesty King George III.   H4 and H5 reliably enabled simple, practical and accurate calculations of longitude.  A key advantage in Britannia ruling the waves in the 17th and 18th centuries, a key period in the global expansion of trade.

Yukio’s files, each about 800mb are scaled to the shirts on which they are reproduced.  The reproduction to the fabric of these shirts is at 720dpi in one axis and 1440dpi in the other.

Yukio’s work was aided by The National Maritime Museum and authorised by The Royal Navy, the ultimate owner of these timepieces.

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.