Last year, Ministry of Supply (MOS) made a big splash with the introduction of their high-tech sock of the future called ATLAS. Their Kickstarter campaign for ATLAS was so popular that they exceeded their original funding goal of $30,000 by a whopping 682%. The reason for this success, besides the fact that they had a very good public relations team working for them, was that ATLAS appeared to be a complete reinvention of a product many of us either take for granted or don’t think of in the slightest.
In keeping with the MOS tradition of reinventing and, by virtue of this reinvention, elevating that which has, for the most part, gone unchanged in the last 100 years, they decided to take a close look at the modern dress shirt and fix all the things that are not quite right about it. This is why you need to know about the ARCHIVE shirt by Ministry of Supply. Keep reading to find out why.
The new OMNIstretch fabric, which is a blend of 98% moisture-wicking polyester and 2% elastane, provides a clean, structured look. Under each arm are 6 tiny holes drilled into the fabric for maximum ventilation. The AEONfinish brushed interior makes for a soft hand up against your tender man-flesh so you don’t have to wear an undershirt if you don’t want to. Best of all, the ARCHIVE shirt is designed to be as low-maintenance as possible with its EVERFUSE (two or more layers of material fused together) collar and cuffs, precision cut buttonholes, and wash and wear fabric.
If the aforementioned features aren’t enough, perhaps a few more words about MOS garment technology will suit you. MOS uses thermal imaging to identify the hotspots of the human body to determine the best vent placement. What this means is that in addition to the fabric being able to manage sweat, it also helps prevent it from happening in the first place. MOS also uses 3D visualization achieved by photogrammetric strain analysis which makes it possible for them to design ARCHIVE to move and stretch in much the same way as the human flesh it covers. As mentioned previously, ARCHIVE is the shirt reinvented.
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