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PDL Artist Series: Kelly Small Pronoun Tees

These 100% cotton unisex tees feature custom art designed by creative director, designer, and writer Kelly Small, who calls both Vancouver and Toronto home. 20% of the profits from each sale are donated to Kelly's charities of choice - 10% to QMUNITY (Vancouver) and 10% to the 519 (Toronto).

  • 100% cotton
  • Unisex fit
  • She/her and he/him are printed on white. They/them is printed on pink.

Malloreigh is wearing an XS, and normally wears a 2 in PDL Alpha shirts.

About the Artist

Q: How would you describe the art you make?
A: Most often, my creative output is in servitude to big brands. Hear me out! I do my best to make sure that big business is doing the least amount of harm with its advertising and marketing and I’m a vocal proponent of effecting incremental change toward more ethical and inclusive practices from within a pretty problematic industry. I recently wrote and designed a book on the same topic called Ethical Sellout. When I’m not doing corporate work, I love to collaborate with small businesses and support community non-profits with pro bono design and branding work.

Q: How do you identify? How do you think your identity is reflected in your work?
A: I identify as queer in all aspects of the word and am happy with the pronouns she/hers and they/them. I have white settler ancestry and do my best to be aware of that privilege and advocate nd support where I can. My identity is directly reflected in my work; I believe that my focus on social impact, ethics, and inclusivity is a direct result of firsthand experience with gender-and-sexuality-based discrimination.

Q: Do you have a coming out story to share?
A: I am grateful to share that my coming out story is rather uneventful. Sure there were some fraught moments, but I got a lot of love and acceptance pretty quickly. The initial conversation went a little like:

Me: I’m dating a woman.
My straight Mom: Your aunts always thought I was a lesbian
Me: …

Q: Since we’re all about fashion… what’s your power outfit that makes you feel like the best version of yourself?
A: Blazer. PDL button-up. Black jeans. Brogue boots. I became so well known for my power outfit in my last job that I got the nickname “Major Blazer”

Q: What’s an unexpected fact about you?
A: I’m a pretty extreme introvert and I struggle with lifelong anxiety and major clinical depression. The work I’ve done as a creative director requires a lot of presenting, leadership, and public appearance. People assume I’m a natural extrovert, that I love being the centre of attention, and I’m comfortable speaking publicly when in reality my happy place is curled up in bed in complete silence with a good book and a cup of tea. I think it’s really powerful to be real with each other about these aspects of our identities and the parts of our world that can feel challenging.

Q: Which charity have you chosen to support with your design and why?
A: I chose QMUNITY because of the important community work they do for queer, trans, and two-spirit folks and their commitment to making mental health and counselling services more accessible. I would love to split the proceeds between QMUNITY in Vancouver and the 519 in Toronto which is another queer community organization who does really critical work for new queer refugees..

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Size & Fit

Please see our size charts below. Looking for something you haven't found here? Email us at info@peaudeloup.com and we'll do our best to help or even add to this page if necessary.

 


 

 

Button-Up Sizing Guide

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.

Bust, Waist, Hip Measurement Size Chart

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!

Flatlay size chart

 

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: 

 

 

 

Customizing Your Shirt with the Box Pleat

The box pleat at the back of every PDL shirt allows for a bit of flexibility in sizing.

Removing the Pleat for More Space in the Bust

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:

Extending the Pleat to Take Your Shirt In at the Hips

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:

 

 

 

Spread Collar Holiday/Camp Shirt Sizing

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.

 

 

 

Jacket Sizing

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!

 

 

 

 

Underwear Sizing