Take a creative designer duo based in New York, and a range of Renaissance greats, and you get the ‘Renaissance Kollection’ by Vernato.
While all the t-shirts are equally noteworthy, this is the Leonardian, and so the Leonardo t-shirt is the one to be featured here, not least because I helped the team with a couple of things: pulling Leonardo’s signature from the depths of his notebooks, and giving them a selection of verified quotes to choose from.
Now to the shirt itself…
Its high quality, soft fabric, design (love the detail stitching on the sides!) and fitted cut really make it stand out from the avalanche of garish wearable tourist attractions that can be found in any old shop. Another good feature: it doesn’t have sewn in collar tags, which means your neck won’t feel like it’s being attacked by a cactus.
The collection’s catalogue offers a little more insight into Leonardo’s work, with some short essays that are easy to digest. And it, too, is a pleasure to look at (if the model, Cole Giordano, isn’t enough yet).
That said: Leonardians - do the world a favour and go get one of these t-shirts, then grab your friends and make them get the others!
P.S.: These are men’s shirts, but they won’t look bulky even if you’re a girl. :)