We always admired the fashion sense of the U.S. Postal Service. Mixing light blue with dark blue, pairing high socks with formal shorts -- those are some bold sartorial moves right there.
Lucky for us, the USPS is launching a clothing line.
According to a press release, the cash-strapped Postal Service is debuting a line of apparel and accessories called Rain Heat & Snow, inspired by the agency's unofficial motto: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." (Catchy, huh?)
Rain Heat & Snow, to be produced via licensing agreement by Wahconah Group, Inc., will be centered on"'smart apparel' -- also known as wearable electronics." They're starting with a men's line in 2014 then hopefully moving on to women's. "The goal," states the Postal Service, "is to sell this product in premier department and specialty stores." Bergdorf? Barneys?
We're having a hard time picturing this one, namely because it could only go in one of two directions: Either the line is overly kitschy with USPS eagle logos emblazoned on every piece, looking like souvenirs out of a post office gift shop; or the clothes are ironic and thrift shop-ready, perfect for vintage brand-loving hipsters everywhere.
No matter how this goes down, there better be some navy pleated shorts involved.
Sound strange? It makes more sense than some of these clothing lines...