Washington Embracing Lincoln Tank

$54.00

  • Athletic Heather
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Despite what some men-who-have-sex-with-men-unfriendly historians insist, at Q&S we share the belief that Lincoln was sexually fluid: he had a nervous breakdown when the man he lived and shared a bed with got married, and he shared a bed in the White House for about six months with his handsome bodyguard, David Derickson. It was no more normal in the mid-19th century for a heterosexual American president to sleep in the same bed with another man than it would be today. To cap it off, one of Dashing Derickson’s many descendants — he sired ten children — told us that the family believes without doubt that his affair with Lincoln was a fact, and they’re rightly proud of it.

This modified in-memoriam illustration, painted by S.J. Ferris in 1865 shortly after Lincoln was assassinated, might seem like further validation of Lincoln’s sexuality. It’s actually nothing more salacious than a moving expression of the nation’s grief at the time: Entitled “Washington & Lincoln (Apotheosis),” it depicts Washington embracing his spiritual heir, welcoming him to heaven with a hug and a laurel wreath. Aw!

This premium tank is exceptionally soft and smooth, made of fibers so durable it’s hard to believe they’re pure cotton. We wouldn’t have chosen it if we wouldn’t sleep in it ourselves after we’ve come back from a looong night out. These are sized for men but who cares anymore?

• 100% combed ring-spun cotton
• Athletic Heather is 85% cotton, 15% viscose
• Fabric weight: 5.5 oz/yd² (186.48 g/m²)
• Soft-washed and tight-knit mid/heavyweight material
• Relaxed fit
• Extra soft surface
• Sleeveless drop arm

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you — and it’s a bit pricier — but every item is hand-checked for quality. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction — you’re doing your bit for the planet. Thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions.

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