The Ministry Of Supply Will Help You Keep Cool During Job Interviews
Aside from having a royal sounding name, The Ministry Of Supply is destined to be the future of business wear. The brainchild of MIT students back in MIT, the Ministry’s mission is simple. Bring performance wear to everyday attire. No more strutting about on hot ass days looking like you’re training for a marathon.
Ministry of Supply is creating the next generation of business wear. Started in late 2010 at MIT, Ministry of Supply has a vision for what business wear should be – truly adaptive to the human body. Our team combines diverse backgrounds, with past experiences working on the iPhone at Apple, designing with IDEO, doing investment banking in London, operations consulting at Deloitte, non-profit work, and yes, designing space suits at MIT. We spent the last year and a half developing both our fabrics and our shirts. After that, our initial test launches in late 2011 sold out. Now, Ministry of Supply stands ready to dive in with our new proprietary fabric in the incredible Apollo shirt, scheduled for release late summer 2012.
In short, you’re wearing shirts designed by f*cking geniuses. While the Apollo shirt is synthetic, the designers refused to coat their shirts with any toxic chemicals to make them wrinkle free. Instead they relied on innovative technology often utilized in NASA space programs to create the shirt of the future. And that’s not an overstatement on my part. After watching their Kickstarter campaign smash fundraising records, I knew they were onto something. Here’s a quick rundown on some of the features of their clothing:
1) Heat management: Your temperature rises and falls many times throughout the day.Using the same technology that NASA uses in space suits, our proprietary blend of fibers, “Apollo” will literally control your body temperature. Imagine you’re outside on a hot day. Apollo uses Phase-change Materials (PCMs) to pull heat away from your body and actually store it in the shirt – like a battery. This way, when you get back into your AC’ed office, the shirt will release the heat back to you and keep your skin at the temperature it should be at. The difference is noticeable, and can change your day. Ministry of Supply is literally bringing this technology down from space.
2) Moisture management: Your body naturally sweats throughout the day. Using an engineering-driven approach, our unique blend of fibers will wick moisture away from your body, keeping you dry — in the hottest or tensest of situations.
3) Odor control: Your skin releases oils and other materials, which leads to bacteria. Bacteria is the leading cause of odor. By using an anti-microbial coating, as well as Silver threads, the Apollo shirt takes care of pesky odors.
4) Dynamic motion: All day long, you are moving. You walk briskly, sit down, stand up, climb stairs, shake hand — and do thousands of movements you no longer notice. But we do. By using tests like Strain Analysis (see FAQ for more detail), and designing the shirt with your motion in mind, the Apollo shirt adapts to your movements — it stays tucked in all day, and moves with your body rather than against it.
So the next time you’re sweating up a storm during a high tension meeting, or freaking out during your dream job interview the Ministry has you covered. You can be certain that sweaty pits or horrible B.O. won’t contribute to your own personal failure. Just your own lack of interpersonal communication skills.
Pre order shirts now at: The Ministry Of Supply