Did I mention that I’m truly obsessed by tshirts? Plain white ones, coloured ones, soft organic ones, vintage ones, tour ones, slogan ones………you get it.
At the moment I’m loving my United by Hope one from the Ground Zero Memorial Preview Site (possibly the smallest, but most overwhelming semi-museum I’ve encountered). Being a tshirt – with my aforementioned love in mind – it obviously looks cool, but I like it so much because it really encapsulates the spirit of post 9/11 New York. I’ve been lucky enough to visit twice and I totally fell in love. Everyone I’ve encountered there has been nothing but friendly, open and communicative, and despite people going about their busy busy busy city lives, there’s a real sense of togetherness. Ain’t no ‘I’ in team. It makes me genuinely happy when I think of NY, and when I put that tshirt on – cue dramatic music – it really does make me think of the unity and spirit of a city that remembers well but looks forward with a lot of hope and some very brave servicemen! (and women, obvs.) GO NYC!
Anyway, enough of the NY musings, onto a Brit streetwear brand. I stumbled across this tee today and I loves it. Colours LOVE. Typograpy LOVE. 80’sness-but-not-in-a-shit-way LOVE.
Tshirt, £25 by Dirrrtee. (http://www.dirrrtee.com/)
If I enjoyed wasting money, I’d buy two and make some sort of makeshift super-exposed racerback tank out of one and keep the other for best!
The 9/11 Memorial Preview Site is located at 20 Vesey St (At Church Street) New York, NY 10007- 212.267.2047.
Go visit and buy a tshirt.