Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Robert Graham where politics meets fashion

Fashion has intersected with politics for a long long time, wear orange in Lebanon and - you guessed it - your political affiliation is known (journalist Warren Singh Bartlett who counts orange as one of his favorite colors had to drop this as, living in Beirut, it was tedious to explain that the fashion choice did not go hand in hand with his any political affiliation). But colors aside it is not uncommon to put political effigies on t-shirts and what no (if I see one more Guevara t-shirt I will scream!). The couture dress with Segolene Royal - then candidate for the French elections - falls in the same perspective of mixing fashion and voting from the 2007 collection of Guillermo Mariotto for Gattinoni (the same collection included a Hillary Clinton dress and an Elizabeth II one). ANother instance which I can remember is our own local Aizone upscale fashion retailer with their "Vote" video launched to entice the Lebanese youth to express their political opinion in the elections of 2005.
Which brings us to the case at hand, Robert Graham is doing political shirts for this election cycle in the United States.... Below are the shirt specifications are they appeared on the brand's website.

Republican sport shirt:
Description
RG has every intention of getting out the vote this fall, while getting this shirt in your closet. A homage to the political process, this shirt is meant for followers of the GOP and features a subtle allover elephant motif. The inside collar and cuffs are lined with the fighting donkeys and elephants pattern. So vote!
Details
100% Cotton
Machine Wash Cold
Classic Fit
Knowledge Wisdom Truth embroidery at hem

Description
Even Democrats need a reason to vote as much as fashionable men need this shirt in their wardrobes. While RG remains neutral here, there’s nothing neutral about this politically aware jacquard shirt featuring an allover subtle donkey motif. The inside collar and cuffs are lined with the fighting donkeys and elephants pattern. Vote!
Details
100% Cotton
Machine Wash Cold
Classic Fit
Knowledge Wisdom Truth embroidery at hem

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