Do you ever get dressed in the morning only to find yourself staring blankly into the mirror that you use to take your selfies thinking, I wish my T-shirt said Man Repeller and also had a fruitcake on it?
Well! That is extremely niche and bizarrely psychic because as fate and now reality would have it, such a shirt exists! We made it in cahoots with Monogram, a small start-up brand by cotton wizards Lisa Mayock and Jeff Halmos that produces its own fabric in limited-edition runs in California. It comes in bubblegum pink.
It also pairs really well with sequins.
But why the fruitcake, why now? Man Repeller is an inclusive community, and everyone who wants to participate is welcome.
If the year was 1955 and we lived in a small cul-de-sac called Man Repeller in the larger town of Pleasantville, every time a new neighbor made herself apparent, she would be welcomed with a confection that maintained equal parts jello and mold or fruit and cake (similarly molded). While jello is cool, fruit is cooler for the simple reason that there are plastic ones hanging from all the stands in our pop-up shop and so, T-shirt #1 was born. A piece of cotton fabric with arm holes to indicate that you are always welcome and will be greeted by something sweet.
As for T-shirt #2, featuring the hands of a woman eating into Man Repeller’s landscape logo?
Easy, people! We eat content! For breakfast! Lunch! And dinner! Nom nom nom.
And for the technical stuff: There are two ways you can acquire these shirts, priced at $65 each. The first is by hauling ass to Monogram’s website, where orders can be placed online. The second, more fun thing you can do is walk (train? fly?) over to Canal Street Market and buy it IRL at our pop-up shop, MR Bazaar, situated at the back of the market. We’re open for business every Friday (from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.) through Sunday this month so run, don’t walk!