The DNA of Another One White Shirt

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6 June 2014


I love this piece in the New York Times yesterday. It’s amazing what one white shirt can stand for and accomplish. I named by site as a symbol of starting anew.
Tome and Katie Ford have joined up to produce their idea of what one white shirt can do:

“The white shirt is in the DNA of Tome, a young New York label that has gained recognition for its polished yet unfussy style. “We were kids pouring over pictures of Linda Evangelista shot by Peter Lindbergh in every incarnation of a white shirt,” the designers, Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin, both natives of Australia, wrote in an email. Now they have designed a crisp, collarless style for Freedom for All, a nonprofit group founded by Katie Ford, the chief executive of Ford Models, whose mission is to end modern-day slavery by partnering with local organizations to rescue and rehabilitate victims. “We see a white shirt as the perfect metaphor for a clean slate, which is what Katie’s emancipatory quest is all about,” they wrote. You can learn more about what the organization does at and find the shirt exclusively at on Tuesday. It costs $410, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to Freedom for All — a good investment in more ways than one.”

And do not hesitate to check out the rest of Tome‘s simple sophisticated creations.

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