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Ministry of Supply is no stranger to pushing the men's fashion envelope, with space-age technology embedded into plain old tees and dress shirts that require no ironing, dry cleaning, or undershirts. It's the apparel brand of the young office worker, fascinated by tech and wanting to be as comfortable at his desk as on his couch. Today, the Leather District-based company is releasing two more product categories, just in time for the holidays: Atlas socks (which they fundraised on Kickstarter) and Aeon, an easygoing sweatshirt. Both involve internal coffee beans to fight body odor in ways that very much trump spilling coffee on yourself.
The socks, $18 a pair, come in more than six color and pattern options and run medium for shoe sizes six through nine and large for sizes ten through thirteen. Apparently odor molecules love carbonized coffee, so for the sock, the recycled polyester knit fabric is infused with the stuff, acting like a filter to absorb smells. The coffee is reclaimed from roasters and shops, and has the oil removed through a pharmaceutical process, resulting in a fabric that doesn't smell like a cup o' joe. Furthermore, the sock is robotically knit, designed with pressure mapping for comfort, thermal imaging for heat venting, and strain analysis to prevent bunching.
Onto the Aeon sweatshirt (which pairs nicely with the signature Apollo dress shirt for a business casual look)—the coffee is infused into moisture-wicking fabric for the same odor-fighting properties as the Atlas socks. Aeon, $78, also features a brushed lining to ensure that soft, un-pilled feel you get when first buying, wash after wash. Its size run spans XXS through XXL. Both new styles are available on the Ministry of Supply website.
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· Ministry of Supply [Official Site]