A Union Suit

Remember that time we had a business meeting in our union suits? The union suit is a great way to stay warm in the colder months. The name union suit comes from the fact that the tops and bottoms of the garment are united (not because of any association with unionized workers). Here are a few union suits made ethically:

• These striped classics from American Essentials, in organic cotton:

• John Bartlett’s union suit with 10% of proceeds going to the Tiny Tim dog rescue fund:

Written by joshuakatcher

Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor of fashion at Parsons The New School. His research focuses on sustainability and ethics in fashion production. He started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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