Like many of you, I read about the inhumane murder of George Floyd and Amy Cooper’s abuse of privilege last week. With this latest injustice coming on the heels of the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others over the years, my emotions have ranged from anger to sadness.
In the same week the US was able to send two astronauts into outer space, we also witnessed some of the worst behavior of our humanity, showcasing two ends of our human capabilities.
To all of those hurting, especially those in the Black community, know that we at Peau De Loup stand with you and support your right to be seen and heard. I won't pretend to fully understand or even speculate what you're going through, including the injustice you may face daily.
Instead, as the leader of a company whose mission is to empower equality in the form of liberating menswear, I believe that we also have a responsibility to take action toward creating what we want to see realized in the communities around us.
Silence and inaction equal consent, so we commit to speaking up and taking action to fight injustice, inequality, and discrimination. But I also know how important it is to listen and learn when people with lived experiences are speaking. We must do both in order to truly do the work to make this week, and every week that comes after it, better.
On the immediate we will be donating 10% of sales to queer black organizations in need starting with the trans and queer led social justice organization and legal fund based in the USA.
As a company we are pausing, listening, learning, protesting, donating and supporting the movement.
It’s our turn to hold space, show up and demand change.
There is not pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.
American Son (Netflix)
When They See Us (Netflix)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
Fruitvale Station (Rent)
I Am Not Your Negro (Rent)
Just Mercy (Rent)
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Rent)
If you have the funds to spare, consider donating to organizations that specifically benefit black LGBTQ+ people.
Transgender Law Center offers legal resources to advance the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming people.
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute’s mission is to protect and defend the human rights of black transgender people.
The National Center for Black Equity connects members of the black LGBTQ+ community with information and resources to empower their fight for equity and access.
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Please see our size charts below. Looking for something you haven't found here? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to help or even add to this page if necessary.
Fit is incredibly personal - some like their shirts to fit snugly around their body while others prefer to wear them looser. We've provided a number of fit charts below to help you find your fit. Note that there are some variations in the way different fabrics will hang on your body, and some shirts will fit more snugly than others. We recommend always sizing up in flannel.
NEW - we've added a bust-waist-hip circumference measurement chart below. If you're at the top 1 - 1.5 inches of the bust range, you will likely have to release the box pleat.
Below are the flatlay measurement charts for our Alpha shirts. We have shown our measurements taken from lying the garment flat and measuring in inches. We recommend grabbing a shirt you own in similar fabric and comparing!
In between sizes? Go for the smaller one - there’s a pleat in the back of every PDL shirt that you can remove with a seam ripper - this will give an extra 1½ inches to prevent button-gape.
Note about sizes 18 and 20: We have released our NEW 18 and 20. When purchasing these sizes, please check the item description for whether they are "new" or "old" sizes.
If you were a size 20 in the old sizes, you are likely a size 18 in the new sizes. If you found the old 20 too small, give the new 20 a try!
All PDL Alpha fit shirts have the following features:
The box pleat at the back of every PDL shirt allows for a bit of flexibility in sizing.
If your shirt fits in the shoulders and arms but is a little snug through the bust, you can remove the pleat to gain an extra inch and a half in that area. Kindly note that shirts with the pleat removed are no longer eligible for exchange or refund.
To remove the pleat, you will need a seam ripper. This little tool comes with most sewing machines and sewing kits. Watch the video below to see how it's done:
If the shirt is too roomy around the hips, you can also extend the pleat to take the shirt in by 1 - 1.5inches from the waist down. This is a pretty simple sewing job if you have the skills. You'll need a sewing machine and an iron. Kindly note that all modified shirts are ineligible for return/exchange.
Watch the video below to see how it's done:
This size chart applies to our "camp collar" shirts. Kindly note that these shirts have no pleat! There's a bit of extra space in the bust and hips compared to our regular Alpha fit shirts. These were designed to be worn open, but you can button 'em up too.
Here's a rough translation chart between our button-up shirt sizes and our wondrous, pocketed, Alpha Jackets. Please note that a match on these charts will mean that the button-up and the jacket will be the same size; go up a size if you'd like a looser fit!
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