The guys in my life are more comfortable in jeans and tees than office wear. That is, until they started wearing high tech clothes from Ministry of Supply. This company is reinventing men’s clothes. Think dress shirts made from NASA heat-regulating material and dress socks infused with odor-absorbing carbonized coffee. It’s work-appropriate wear with style as well as tech cred.
Wearing Ministry of Supply habiliments, as the engineer in my family says, feels like working in pajamas while looking professional. He likes a tailored fit and found these clothes met his specifications exactly.
The Apollo dress shirt is thermoregulatory, made of phase-change materials that pull heat from the body and store it. A steamy commute to an air-conditioned office? No sweat. Fibers wick moisture away from the body and an anti-microbial coating plus silver threads resists odors. The shirt is designed with motion in mind, so it moves with your body rather than blousing out like other dress shirts. On top of all that it’s washable and wrinkle-free, with none of the toxic coatings typically found on other wrinkle-free clothes.
Aviator chinos are comfortable enough for a workout. They’re made of durable, moisture-wicking fabric with four way stretch. They’re also wrinkle free, water repellent, wind resistant, and even feature an internal phone holster. But the best feature on these pants may be the urethane seam tape sewn inside the waistband, keeping your pants in place and shirt tucked in.
Ministry of Supply was dreamed up by MIT engineers Kit Hickey, Gihan Amarasiriwardena, and Aman Advani. Active outdoor enthusiasts, they wanted to apply the best of athletic wear to business apparel. Their passion for high-performance, low-maintenance office clothing was eagerly supported by Kickstarter backers, who pledged $400,000 more than their original goal.
We’re amazed by the performance of these smart, stylish clothes. There’s no other office wear out there that compares to Ministry of Supply gear. Next thing my guys want are the company’s coffee-infused dress socks, perhaps the only socks best explained by a science lecture.
Oh, and some final geek cred. The inspiration for the character Q in James Bond was drawn from a real person—Charles Frasier-Smith—a designer of gadgetry for the WWII British Special Ops. His cover? The Ministry of Supply.
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