The Anti-Imperialist History of the Untucked Shirt

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“Mao shirt” reads the label next to photos of a male model clad in a satin button-up and white sneakers. It’s being sold by an upscale Dutch fashion chain, an untucked blue shirt inspired by the iconic ensemble made famous by Chinese chairman and dictator Mao Zedong. You might suspect a former Marxist symbol being sold commercially to be a sort of ideological fashion faux pas.

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