Style Watch: Sleevecandy Tees Promote Philanthropic Fashion
Who said a tee has to be the boring or "staple" component to your wardrobe? Not the owners of the new Chicago-based Sleevecandy. The four founding gents (Reed Hushka, Hanif Sean Perry, Kavin Arumugham, and Andrew Fazekas) met at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern), where their shared passion for fashion (t-shirts) turned into a savvy business idea. Sleevecandy sources funky, fun, and just plain far-out t-shirts from The Salvation Army and then donates 30 percent of every sale (that's where you come in) to support their adult rehabilitation programs.
The Sleevecandy web store currently offers over 2,200 one-of-a-kind tees in fun categories such as accidentally humorous, intentionally humorous, WTF?, pop culture, vintage, and more. I spied a vintage Taste of Polonia tee from around 30 years back (my Polish self went to that festival a few months ago, circa 2011), a super cute "happy camper" tee, a tee that brought Gumby back, and my personal fave: the vintage Dukes of Hazzard (pictured). It brought back those days of my brother thinking he was Bo and Luke by entering through the window — not the door — of the family station wagon. Long live the '80s.