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The Apollo Dress Shirt Incorporates Spacesuit Technology

By: Michael Hines - Published: Jun 15, 2012 • References: kickstarter and technabob
Feeling uncomfortable in business attire is typical, unless you happen to be wearing the Apollo dress shirt. Apollo was developed by the Ministry of Supply, a startup founded by athletes from MIT. This dress shirt looks normal, but it's actually made of some of the same materials found in spacesuits. The Apollo dress shirt uses the same Phase-change Materials (PCMs) used in NASA spacesuits to absorb heat from your body (when it's hot), and then release it (when it's cold). In addition to regulating your body temperature, the shirt's crafty blend of fibers also helps to regulate sweat, wicking it away as soon as it forms.

The Apollo dress shirt is able to fight odor thanks to its anti-microbial coating and Silver threads. It's able to stay wrinkle-free thanks to the "Strain Analysis" used by the group to develop the shirt. The Ministry of Supply has surpassed its Kickstarter funding goal of $30,000, which means that the $129 Apollo shirt should be out sometime soon.