What welldressed riffraff are wearing this season


When early-career scientists gather at one of the proliferating Future of Research (FOR) conferences in the coming months, they can now make simultaneous political and fashion statements thanks to the new “Riffraff” line of T-shirts being offered by futureofresearch.org.

Offered in a range of colors more flattering than McKnight’s words, the all-cotton unisex version is appropriate for wear under one’s fire-retardant lab coat.

Offered in a range of colors more flattering than McKnight’s words, the all-cotton unisex version is appropriate for wear under one’s fire-retardant lab coat. At just $15, it also fits a postdoc’s budget. The more stylish men’s and women’s tri-blend styles ($20) are perfect for adding that geeky touch so de rigueur at journal clubs, seminars, and Berlin’s finest nightclubs (or so we hear). And with the offer expiring 2 June, they have that element of exclusivity that all fashionistas crave.

All T-shirt proceeds go to support the forthcoming Boston FOR meeting, so riffraff from all fields can do good while also looking good. You can order your shirt, or just marvel anew at McKnight’s statement, here.

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