Meet 4th Amendment Wear, our favorite amendment-rights-protecting clothing line.
They started off designing socks with the fourth amendment printed across the top, making it a small protest every time you took your shoes off at the airport. Now, while the TSA’s full-body scanner fiasco has annoyed the hell out of most of us, it was actually an opportunity for these guys.
They’re now printing shirts and underwear with metallic ink so the text of the fourth amendment shows up over that ghostly scanned picture of your body. Here’s their rationale:
We found metallic type that could, in theory, show up on TSA scanners that would display the fourth amendment. The clothes are designed as a silent protest against the new reality of being searched to the point where we’re basically naked. We don’t intend for this to be anything more than a thought-provoking way to fuel the debate about safety vs. civil liberties. If we sell a few items, great. But the main intention is to open more dialogue. It’s more of a conceptual piece than anything else.
If you’re still looking for a holiday gifts, you’re welcome. At $6, this is the perfect gift for that weird uncle who still wears socks with his sandals.