Get your Huntley Homme on

There’s a new brand on the block and it’s a little edgy, a little subversive but not so much you can’t wear it out. Inspired by music, art and media James and Markian are Huntley Homme and they have come up with a range of T-shirts, tanks, shorts and pants that are comfortable and informed by good strong design. Some of the shirts have illustrations of gay couples while others feature very clever typography. I’m sure the conservative religious anti-gay crowd would be aghast at cool prints of gay men kissing or typography announcing your out and proud fag status.

I still don’t know where I stand on the reclamation of the word fag but I’d be pretty ok with wearing one of these shirts. The name of the brand is inspired by a British Committee from the 1950′s that was charged with examining whether sex acts between men should remain illegal. To protect the innocent ears of the women on the committee from the apparently vulgar term “homosexual” they used the term “Huntley” instead. James and Markian have taken the puritanical origin of the Huntley and turned it right on its head!

3 Responses to “Get your Huntley Homme on”

  1. 1 Ojo

    Cool designs….prices are pretty steep. I always wonder about the motivation to shove one’s faghood in the publics face, however. Thought it is true, str8s to this all the time….

  2. 2 Alex

    Very in your face graphics. You could only wear this if you lived in a pretty liberal area.

  3. 3 Erik

    If you don’t know how you feel about the reclamation of “fag”, is that to say you don’t approve?

    I do not approve, or think it’s empowering. I don’t think it’s possible to use it without accepting and internalizing the negativity the word imbues.

    I feel referring to oneself as a fag is to secure a societally-accepted status, but one that is inferior to the straight man. That is to say that it’s okay to be openly gay, if you accept submission. Perhaps it makes others feel more comfortable if we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

    Rather than standing for principle, co-opting “fag” is a cheap and deleterious maneuver.

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