FIFT's 'wipe shirt': Clean your iPhone in style
Japanese husband and wife design team FIFT have offered a new product called the "wipe shirt" -- a crisp white button-up long-sleeve shirt with a small patch of black microfiber material on the shirttail or cuff for cleaning glasses and gadget screens. Never again will you have to stuff a separate wiping cloth in your pockets for dirty phone emergencies.
Katsunari and Ami Igarashi founded FIFT in 2008 and got in the news last year for their minimalist eninal wall-hanging tissue box (¥18,900) and wall-hanging magnet TRAY (¥18,900). From the looks of their website, the wipe shirt is their third product to date and first foray into fashion.
Currently on sale at e-commerce site Novelax, the wipe shirt comes in two varieties: the shirttail model (¥13,650) and the cuff model (¥13,650). Each comes in sizes S, M, L and XL, although the XL are almost gone on the shirttail version (we suspect overseas buyers!). The S size, by the way, works as a slightly loose ladies size.
Knowing small Japanese design companies, supplies of this shirt are surely limited, so if you want to pick up a wipe shirt, our advice is to order ASAP. And it's really win-win -- no more wearing that boxy dress shirt from Seiyu, no more fingerprint-covered device screens.
(Hat tip Spoon & Tamago.)