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Nikon F silver (from the top) t shirt by Yukio Miyamoto

£ 49.00

Nikon F by Yukio Miyamoto

Introduced by Nikon in April 1959, the F in the name is the first letter of the name of the designer of its lens mount, Mr Fuketa. There are too many firsts in the cameras “palmares” to list but one of them was going to the moon with the Apollo 15. Widely regarded as the best 35mm SLR, certainly it had a reputation for being the toughest. Mine slid off the roof of my car at about 40mph and apart from dents and scratches was non the worse for the experience. Don McCullin’s famously saved his life when it took a sniper’s round that might otherwise have struck his head. Yukio’s 3D electronic models of the Nikon F in both black and chrome bodies are reproduced at 720dpi in full CMYK colour.

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.