7/15 Newsletter: Audio Engineer’s Hoodie, Germinator Transit Jacket

Today: the World’s 1st Acoustically Transparent Hoodie, a sartorial solution for unsanitary subways, horizontal-corduroy galore, and more.

Audio Engineer's Hoodie

Nic Pope’s Audio Engineer’s Hoodie just launched in crowdfunding, and we think it’s quite incredible: Thanks to acoustically transparent panels in the hood, you can cover your cranium without muffling sounds!

What else makes this matte-black hoodie so cool?

  • Durable Water Repellent (DWR) fabric.
  • Twin front pockets with internal headphone routing.
  • Zippered chest pocket for valuables.
  • Left-pocket loop for clipping things like keys and flashlights.
  • Colorful cassette-themed lining + pullout wiring diagram.

Audio Engineer's Hoodie

Remember, we’ll turn this prototype into an actual product only if it reaches its crowdfunding goal. Fund the Audio Engineer’s Hoodie now, and you can grab some truly fantastic savings — more on that at the end of the newsletter.

Audio Engineer's Hoodie

Audio Engineer's Hoodie

Audio Engineer's Hoodie

Audio Engineer's Hoodie

Germinator Transit Jacket: New In The Think Tank

If only there was a garment offering protection from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune one can experience on public transportation. (And by “slings and arrows,” we mean human expectorant, forgotten seafood, and the like.)

Thank goodness the folks at Chicago’s gravitytank have designed a h̶y̶p̶o̶c̶h̶o̶n̶d̶r̶i̶a̶c̶ ̶c̶o̶a̶t̶ commuter jacket that’s ideal for moving from Point A to Point B without touching any pee — or otherwise coming in contact with unwelcome, unsanitary substances.

If you think we should we make a prototype, cast your vote on the Germinator page, where you can also leave design feedback and personal stories of distasteful transit encounters. (Please wash your hands first.)

Germinator Transit Jacket

More Crowdfundable Prototypes

Cordarounds, Skirtarounds, and Reversible Smoking Jackets: Whether these and other prototypes become actual Betabrand products is up to you! Remember, the earlier you fund, the more you’ll save.

 

Faberounds

Faberounds

Scott Faber purchased so many Cordarounds, he eventually decided to just go ahead and invest in the company. These cords are designed to honor his very favorite bridge.

 

Fahertyrounds

Fahertyrounds

Named after Duncan Faherty, who has purchased more Cordarounds than any gentleman on Earth, a point grudgingly conceded by Mr. Faber.

 

Thier Throwbacks

Thier Throwbacks

We’re reissuing mega-fan Matt Thier’s very first (and favorite) pair of Brown Cordarounds, complete with original liner and buttons.

 

Indigo-Fade Cordarounds

Indigo-Fade Cordarounds

Yes, even more Cordarounds! Will Young’s horizontal-corduroy trousers are designed to gently fade over time, just like denim jeans.

 

Disco Reversible Smoking Jacket

Disco Smoking Jacket

Black moleskin on one side, eyeball-blasting disconium on the other. WARNING: not for the attention-averse.

 

Bomani Reversible Smoking Jacket

Bomani Smoking Jacket

Our friend Bomani (pictured) demanded it, so we made it. Exquisite brown moleskin on one side, black satiny brocade on the other.

 

The Skirtaround

The Skirtaround

Designer Delta Cockins is bringing back our original horizontal-corduroy skirt — with a new color and a better fit.

Want Stuff For Free?

We assume you do, so here’s how to get crowdfunded products on the house:

1. Fund them (or any other item that hasn’t been fully funded) now. You’ll save up to 30% automatically.

2. You’ll also receive a unique referral code. Share that code with friends, family, and people you just met on the street. Tell them that when they fund the item you funded, they’ll get the same discount you originally got. Got it?

3. We’ll knock an additional 10% off your purchase price for every friend who funds that item. Get 10 friends to fund it, and you’ll get 100% off — i.e., it’s FREE! (If the item doesn’t reach its funding goal, then you and your friends don’t pay a cent.)

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