We’ll be at Boston Pride this year representing the bois at the JP Block Party! The Boi’s Department will be selling our tees for $20 if you get them in person at the Block Party! There will be 4 incredible DJs spinning, drag to help benefit some awesome pooches that need homes (yes, there will be dogs there!), drinks served by various queer bartenders from such Boston area venues as Machine and Milky Way, and of course awesome queer-owned vendor, such as yours truly. We’ll see you there for a queer pride blast of awesomeness!!
Oh, boi! We’ve been busy creating some new t-shirt designs for you. We’ve decided to expand our line of t-shirts to give you more options and to let you know that we are still working to figure out how to provide you with more boi fashion.
The Boi Tees
They’re made for you. Each t-shirt is printed to not only fit you right, but also to let you wear what you feel. Our new line of boi tees will keep you trendy, ethical (most tees made ethically from American Apparel®), and help us find a way to bring you the clothes you’ve been waiting for. We even have a shirt for boi supporters everywhere. We really are thinking about you when we design these shirts, so make sure to give us feedback on what you think of them.
Check out our online store to buy yourself a brand new Boi Tee! Or come to one of our upcoming events to visit our merch table. Here’s a little bit about each new t-shirt. Click on a shirt below to find out more about it.
"Bois will be bois" v-neck boi tee
"My boi is greater than your boy" femmey tee (feminine fit)
5Posted by Natalie on September 5, 2011 at 9:11 pm
The end of summer approaches, which also means swim suit season is almost over. Ah, what a relief. No more hiding a feminine bikini underneath our oversized t-shirts and board shorts. No more uncomfortable, wet cloth clinging to our skin. Sure, some of us don’t mind, or even enjoy, showing off our figures in a sports bra or bikini. But for those of us who would like to keep a masculine mystique, what are the options for swimwear? The Boi’s Department wanted to find out which suits suit you, so we asked around at Lesbian Nightlife’sFusion pool party in Randolph, Massachusetts. We even got to chat with Whitney Mixter from Showtime’s reality spin-off The Real L Word! We’ll have the full interview with her up next week where she tells us what bugs her about trying to find boi clothes!
Pair your boi board shorts with a tankini top. They work well if you want to sport a tank top look that is water resistant. There are gender neutral colors and cuts that downplay any femininity while offering you comfortable coverage and support. For us bigger busted bois, however, it is difficult to find a supportive underwire that is not feminine. For some strange reason, the assumption is if you have boobs you must be a girl, and a feminine girl.
Cotton tanks work well to wear as cover ups or to wear over swimwear in the water too. But it is important to remember that materials like cotton will droop and cling if you wear it in the water, so opt for something with some nylon or spandex in it like the North Face’s Cayenne racer back sport’s tank.
Tell us more about where you find swimwear. What are other issues you have with swim suits? We’ll be following this article up with a video of some real live people and how they deal with styling their bodacious beach bods. Check back in with us later this week for the video update!