Present Tense: Monogram's New '90s Tee
Introducing Present Tense, a space to talk about right-now finds that feel old school.
If you couldn't tell by our intro post, we love a good T-shirt—in fact, the two of us have been gifting each other slouchy, graphic crewnecks for years. There was the "Bonjour" Clare V. tee, the Phantom of the Opera e-Bay score and, of course, the now-notorious Winona shirt.
Our latest obsession comes courtesy of Monogram Studio, the New York-based brand founded by Jeff Halmos and Lisa Mayock (formerly of Shipley & Halmos and Vena Cava, respectively).
Why do we love it? Well, DUH! It's emblazoned with '1992', one of the best-ever years in pop culture. As the product description so evocatively reads, "Wayne Campbell and Sir Mix-a-Lot were household names. Fabio was a heartthrob. And Presidential candidates didn't inhale." The colors are what we refer to as Caboodle-chic, and the painterly double underline screams D.A.R.E. campaign.
We love it all, but we especially love that it's designed for men‚ which means it'll fit just how we like it: too-big and boxy, just how Claudia Kishi would've worn it.