Every week a different FADER staff member will pick a clothing item or accessory that he or she has lately been spending a lot of time with—or would like to—and write a little love letter to it. We would’ve done a column on who we’re dating but that seemed a little bit much. This week Mobolaji talks about his 10 Deep Print T-shirt.
For years I've always worn oxford button downs because I've just never felt serious enough in a T-shirt. I'm quite sure this attitude was instilled in me from a young age, as a little boy growing up in Nigeria wearing school uniforms. It's funny how things stick with you: as time went on, and I left the uniform behind and was able to dress how I wanted for school, I still couldnt quite give up those old, stiff oxfords shirts. Even now, in my (somewhat) adult life, I've managed to incorporate lots of prints and colors to raise and relax my oxford shirt game, but I still haven't given in to the idea of T-shirts. They'd always seemed to lack a certain umph.
I'm giving crew necks a shot with my new printed 10 Deep tee. I feel comfortable going out on a limb with it because more than most I've seen, there's an element of style here with the print, and a color that I'm not really used to seeing anywhere. I'm thankful that 10 Deep is giving my fingers a rest—no buttons here, and I still feel like a proper gentlemen. Don't know what the school principal would think, but I love it.