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Button-up shirts that are gender-neutral, more size-inclusive, made-in-the-U.S.A, and give back.
Button-up shirts that are gender-neutral, more size-inclusive, made-in-the-U.S.A, and give back.
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The Button Brigade: More Inclusive Button-Up Shirts

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Button-up shirts that are gender-neutral, more size-inclusive, made-in-the-U.S.A., and give back.

For more information, visit www.thebuttonbrigade.com.

Trying a decent button-up shirt that fits well can be the absolute worst.

You've probably tried on a women's cut shirt with its weird cap sleeves, awkward bust darts, and a sizing chart that might as well be for children. You then tried the men's department and found that you have to be the shape of a box or settle for gapping in the chest. Some of you have even found yourself in the little boys' section pretending to shop for your nephew. So we have designed a shirt that is more inclusive. 

We know how frustrating this can be so we are here to make you a button-up shirt that fits.

Our product is for anyone that has trouble finding a button-up shirt that fits well. We are making sizes ranging from XS to 4XL. We have designed these shirts to fit as true to size as possible. We have also added buttons to reduce gaps in the chest and waist. Our long-term goals are to add more body styles such as tall, etc. and offer custom tailoring. (Scroll to the bottom for a size chart.)

Left to Right: Jackson (XL), Mia (XL), Ethan (S)
Left to Right: Jackson (XL), Mia (XL), Ethan (S)

We want to be more than just a clothing company. We want to see change happen in the world and therefore we are giving back 10% of the profits from our first run of shirts to LGBTQ+ organizations. We are happy to announce that our first give back will be to OUTMemphis! We will help them raise funds for the senior citizen programming. 

We care about how our clothes are made. We've been working with small businesses to make these button-ups a reality. They are being produced right here in the United States so you can sleep well knowing your shirt was ethically made. Our manufacturer is based out of Chicago, IL. We couldn't have done this without our amazing patternmaker who is also based out of Chicago, IL. 

Jess (S) Michelle (XS)
Jess (S) Michelle (XS)

We want you to have a shirt that fits. We will collect your sizes and shirt colors after the campaign but go ahead and take a look at our sizing chart to determine what size you'll be. We have tried to make this as true to size as possible. We highly recommend measuring your body because it will help you with all of your online shopping needs.  

If you have questions about what your size is we have an instant chat on our website at www.thebuttonbrigade.com or shoot us an email. We would love to help you!

Again, please chat up on our website if you have any questions or if you're feeling overwhelmed by numbers. We know online shopping can be stressful so we want to make this as easy as possible!

Risks and challenges

There is a risk to starting any business, but thankfully we have already put in a ton of hard work and completed our biggest hurdles. We have been working with an amazing patternmaker and small-batch manufacturer. We have created the samples and have tested them out. We just need the funds to put in the order.

There are so many shifting pieces when it comes to launching a business, and we want to inform you that we have changed the location of our manufacturer since recording our video. They will be produced in Chicago, IL. We have a lot of partners in Chicago and felt this was the best option logistically.

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    Our Gratitude & Sticker Pack

    Get a hand-written thank you card from us and a pack of our 4 stickers.

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    Logo Shirt

    Join The Button Brigade! Get a super soft logo t-shirt in your choice of Grey or Charcoal. A sticker pack is included!

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    Logo Hat

    Get a hat to wear on those days you forgot to shower. We are also throwing in a sticker pack!

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    Logo Shirt & Hat

    Save $10 and get our Logo Shirt, Hat, and Sticker Pack.

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    1 Button-Up Shirt $20 Off

    Be the first to get your hands on one of our gender-neutral button-ups! $20 Off retail.

    We will collect your size and color choice after the Kickstarter. This excludes The Bird Print.

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    1 Button-Up Shirt & Tee $20 Off

    Be the first to get your hands on one of our gender-neutral button-ups & get one of our logo tees. $20 Off retail.

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    2 Button-Up Shirts $40 Off Retail

    Be the first to get your hands on any 2 of our gender-neutral button-ups. Save $40 Off retail value.

    You can pick multiple colors and sizes and we will collect this info after the campaign. This excludes the option of The Bird Print.

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    3 Button-Up Shirts $60 Off Retail

    Be the first to get your hands on any 3 of our gender-neutral button-ups. $60 Off retail value.

    You can pick multiple colors and sizes and we will collect this info after the campaign. This excludes the option of The Bird Print.

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    4 Button-Up Shirts $80 Off Retail

    Be the first to get your hands on any 4 of our gender-neutral button-ups. $80 Off retail value.

    You can pick multiple colors and sizes and we will collect this info after the campaign. This excludes the option of The Bird Print.

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    5 Button-Up Shirts $100 Off Retail

    Be the first to get your hands on any 5 of our gender-neutral button-ups. $100 Off retail value.

    You can pick multiple colors and sizes and we will collect this info after the campaign. This excludes the option of The Bird Print.

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    6 Button-Up Shirts $120 Off Retail

    For one week only, be the first to get your hands all 6 of our gender-neutral button-ups and save $120 Off retail value.

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    6 Button-Ups + Everything

    Become our No. 1 fan overnight! Get all of our rewards at once. You're still saving $120 Off retail value.

    You can pick multiple colors & sizes of button-ups. We will collect sizes and colors after the Kickstarter. This reward excludes The Bird Print.

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    12 Custom Embroidered Shirts

    12 custom embroidered shirts with your one color logo. These would make a great office gift!

    All 12 would be the same color and excludes The Bird Print.

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    Early Bird: 1 Button-Up $30 Off Retail

    For one week only, pick any of our gender-neutral button-ups and save $30 off retail value.

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    The Bird Print (Kickstarter Exclusive)

    Be one of the only ones to own a button-up in this fabric. We bought the last of the fabric and it's not coming back. We'll even give you $20 Off retail value.

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    Early Bird: 1 Button-Up and Tee $40 Off

    For one week only, pick any one of our gender-neutral button-ups and save $40 Off retail value.

    Includes a t-shirt!

    We will collect your size and color choice after the Kickstarter. This excludes The Bird Print.

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    Early Bird: 2 Button-Ups $60 Off Retail

    For one week only, be the first to get your hands on any 2 of our gender-neutral button-ups and save $60 off retail value.

    You can pick multiple colors and sizes and we will collect this info after the campaign. This excludes the option of The Bird Print.

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    Early Bird: 3 Button-Ups $90 Off Retail

    For one week only, be the first to get your hands on any 3 of our gender-neutral button-ups and save $90 off retail value.

    You can pick multiple colors and sizes and we will collect this info after the campaign. This excludes the option of The Bird Print.

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    Early Bird: 4 Button-Ups $120 Off Retail

    For one week only, be the first to get your hands on 4 of our gender-neutral button-ups and save $120 Off retail value.

    You can pick multiple colors and sizes and we will collect this info after the campaign. This excludes the option of The Bird Print.

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    Early Bird: 5 Button-Ups $150 Off Retail

    For one week only, be the first to get your hands on any 5 of our gender-neutral button-ups and save $150 Off retail value.

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    Early Bird: 6 Button-Ups $180 Off Retail

    For one week only, be the first to get your hands on all 6 of our gender-neutral button-ups and save $180 Off retail value.

    You can pick multiple colors and sizes and we will collect this info after the campaign. This excludes the option of The Bird Print.

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    Early Bird: 6 Button-Ups + Everything

    For one week only, be the first to get your hands on all 6 of our gender-neutral button-ups and save $180 Off retail value.

    Includes all of our other goods!

    You can pick multiple colors and sizes and we will collect this info after the campaign. This excludes the option of The Bird Print.

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    7 Button-Up Shirts $140 Off Retail

    Be the first to get your hands all 7 of our gender-neutral button-ups and save $140 Off retail value.

    Includes a limit of 1 Bird Print if Desired.

    You can pick multiple colors and sizes and we will collect this info after the campaign.

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