a fruitful relationship

The 1893 Supreme Court case of Nix v. Hedden declared that the tomato should be classified as a vegetable rather than a fruit, with the crux of the argument that you eat tomatoes as part of dinner instead of dessert. 

Botanically speaking, tomatoes are the fruit of a vine, just as are cucumbers, squashes, beans, and peas. But in the common language of the people, whether sellers or consumers of provisions, all these are vegetables which are grown in kitchen gardens, and which, whether eaten cooked or raw, are, like potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, beets, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, and lettuce, usually served at dinner in, with, or after the soup, fish, or meats which constitute the principal part of the repast, and not, like fruits generally, as dessert.

You can wear 917's Fruit shirt for whatever part of the meal you want.


Price:  $35

Brand:  Nine One Seven

Store:  Union LA

Why:  In the spring of 2017 there were numerous articles written about the staying power of "millenial pink," a shade of pink/salmon tracing its roots back to either Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel or the original Rose Gold iPhone in 2015. The shade of pink on Nine One Seven's Fruit Shirt leans more late 80's or early 90's so it stands out compared to other recent pink offerings, and the shirt's understated printing is simple enough to wear alone or pair underneath a black leather jacket or grey overshirt without overwhelming a fit.