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Help fund Androgyny's first production run of premium button down shirts. A fresh take on an enduring classic. Handcrafted in SF, CA.
Help fund Androgyny's first production run of premium button down shirts. A fresh take on an enduring classic. Handcrafted in SF, CA.
174 backers pledged $16,574 to help bring this project to life.

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My Story

Think back to a time in your childhood when your mom dressed you up in some ridiculous outfit for a special family holiday. Remember how uncomfortable and out of place you felt?

And remember that time you were frantically searching for that special something to wear to your best friend's wedding and no matter how many stores you went into and how many racks you combed, you came up empty? Remember that frustration?

I want you to imagine feeling this discomfort and frustration every day. 88% of queer women report feeling this way on a daily basis. Every time they open their closet, step foot into a retail store, they struggle. They struggle to find clothes that not only fit them properly, but allow them to express themselves authentically while feeling comfortable and confident. Androgyny is a fit solution company aimed at serving this underserved demographic of women.

I am one of these women. For years I've struggled to find my identity on the racks of mass-market chains. I've seen my friends and community struggle with the same dilemma, and I finally decided it was time to do something about it. After creating Androgyny, I found that even women outside the queer community were craving for my shirts! The unifying theme of confidence has no limits.

What We Need & What You Get

Over the past year, we have been working tirelessly on the launch of Androgyny. We now stand on the ledge of our cliff. Our samples are complete, our customers are biting, and our identity is solidified. Our mission is to inspire personal confidence by providing clothes that fit as true as your own skin. Timeless in their simplicity and aesthetic, our garments are revolutionized with a modern fit to challenge what defines fashion in a premium shirt. Our products offer a men's aesthetic re-engineered for the female form.

With our Kickstarter campaign we are hoping to raise enough contributions to fund our initial production run. Our products are crafted from the finest raw materials available - premium Japanese fabric, Shell buttons - and handcrafted in limited quantities in San Francisco, CA.

Signature Shirt Options:

Signature Shirt (Retail Price $125)
Signature Shirt (Retail Price $125)
Signature Shirt (Retail Price $125)
Signature Shirt (Retail Price $125)


Limited Edition Option:

Limited Edition Shirt in Earhart Blue Madras (Retail Price $200)
Limited Edition Shirt in Earhart Blue Madras (Retail Price $200)

*Note, all colors and styles subject to change based on availability. We will do our best to accommodate each customer's preferences.

The Impact

Your gift will help us on multiple levels. First, it will serve as a vote of confidence in our vision. Second, it will allow us to pre-sell part of our inventory build to our Kickstarter supporters. Third, it will allow us to produce a varied assortment of colors and styles providing our consumers the choice of expression that they are so desperately seeking. Finally, you will be empowering women.

Other Ways You Can Help

Please donate, forward and help spread our campaign using the Kickstarter share tools!

Most Importantly

Thank you.

Melissa Millan
Founder & CEO
www.wearandrogyny.com

Our Fit

The problem with typical women’s shirts:

  • Too-form fitting
  • Too feminine
  • Too short in length
  • Sleeves often too short or ¾ length
  • The boob button is constantly pulling and popping
  • Darting on front draws too much attention to the chest

The problem with men’s shirts:

  • Oversized
  • Too masculine
  • Too long in length
  • Sleeves too big both in length and circumference of cuff
  • The boob button is pulling while the shoulders are too big
  • The bottom button does not account for womanly proportions

Androgyny’s fit solution:

   A men’s aesthetic re-engineered to accommodate the female form

  • Comfortable full-cut throughout without darting
  • Slight hourglass curve is subtle yet accommodating of womanly curves
  • Center box-pleat on back to allow extra room through the chest and shoulders
  • Full-length sleeves with single button barrel cuffs
  • Perfect length to be worn tucked-in or out
  • Flawless blend of feminine and masculine touches

FAQ

Q. Do I pay for shipping?

We offer FREE domestic shipping and shipping on size exchanges if needed. There is an additional shipping cost on international orders, please use the appropriate amount per reward.

Q. Do I get to choose my color?

Of course! We will contact you after the campaign ends.

Q. Do I get to choose my size?

Yes we will contact you after the campaign ends and take your size request. Our premium button down shirts come in S-XL. Our t-shirts XXS-3XL.

Any other questions, email melissa@wearandrogyny.com

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    A heartfelt video thank you note!

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    A heartfelt thank you video PLUS a pair of Androgyny SUNGLASSES to help spread the word!

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    All of the above PLUS a terrific, limited edition unisex Androgyny T-SHIRT that you can wear on those warm summer days!

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    ONE Androgyny Signature button-down shirt ($125 retail value) in any of the Summer 2012 patterns. Your shirt will be handcrafted in San Francisco, CA from the finest Japanese fabrics. Includes shipping and an exchange to get to the right size, if needed. Please add $15 for international shipping.

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    ONE Androgyny Limited Edition button-down shirt ($200 retail value) in our Earhart Blue Madras. Your shirt will be handcrafted in San Francisco, CA from the finest Japanese fabrics. Includes shipping and an exchange to get to the right size, if needed. Please add $15 for international shipping on one shirt.

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    TWO Androgyny Signature button-down shirts in any of the Summer 2012 patterns shipped to a single address. Same shipping and exchange as above. Please add $20 for international shipping on two shirts.

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    TWO COMBO: ONE Limited Edition Androgyny button-down shirt + ONE Androgyny Signature button-down shirt shipped to a single address. Same shipping and exchange as above. Please add $20 for international shipping on two shirts.

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    THREE Androgyny Signature button-down shirts in any of the Summer 2012 patterns shipped to a single address. Same shipping and exchange as above. Please add $25 for international shipping on three shirts.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    THREE COMBO: ONE Androgyny Limited Edition button-down + TWO Androgyny Signature button-down shirts in any of the Summer 2012 patterns shipped to a single address. Same shipping and exchange as above. Please add $25 for international shipping on three shirts.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    THE FULL COLLECTION:
    FIVE SHIRTS IN TOTAL - FOUR Signature and ONE Limited Edition PLUS you receive an invitation to our celebratory Androgyny Launch Party! Please add $30 for international shipping on five shirts.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    If you are feeling particularly generous, we thank you for picking Androgyny to back. You get to design your own "FOUNDER EDITION" shirt - pick your buttons, fabrics, linings, etc! PLUS an invitation to our celebratory Androgyny Launch Party and your name as a key sponsor on our website (public recognition is optional of course)!

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Funding period

- (37 days)