Ministry of Supply is engineered for comfort. They say that it’s “scientifically better clothing.” With temperature regulation, odor control and climate neutral certification—innovation is the name of the game.
Ministry of Supply specializes in “workleisure” wear, which is essentially smart casual style, focusing on professional yet comfortable attire, which isn’t a surprise considering a pandemic has kept us homebound for longer than we had imagined.
In fact, the Pandemmy has caused many companies to re-think and re-fresh the way they approach the market and Ministry is no exception. It was hard going early on, but they’ve made strides.
Unsurprisingly, since I started writing this review a few months ago, they’ve updated and redesigned several of the staple pieces in their collection. Talk about making swift moves.
This Ministry of Supply review includes a try-on haul video, a background of the brand, links to individual reviews of 6 flagship pieces from their collection — in addition to one absolute essential — so that you can learn more about each specific product.
I also provide answers to commonly asked questions, the pros & cons and finally wrap things up with whether or not I think Ministry of Supply is worth it.
But first let’s briefly talk about the brand and what makes them unique.
Ministry of Supply Review for Men & Try-On Haul
If you want to check out the Ministry of Supply Men’s Lookbook & Try-On Haul video check out the video below.
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About Ministry of Supply
Ministry of Supply believes that through science they can make you more comfortable and productive, no matter where you are. They’re based out of Boston, Massachusetts and born in the labs of MIT.
Ministry of Supply is a Boston based brand creating sustainable products that are breathable, stretchy, sweatproof & easy to care for.
Ministry of Supply also believes that they are your new favorite clothing company. They are using science and engineering to make sharp, comfortable clothing that performs over the long haul.
Believe it or not, the company CEO and his wife own world records for running the fastest half marathon wearing a suit. Sure it was gimmicky, but it worked since Ministry received a ton of press from the stunt. Learn more about Learn more about the history of their flagship products: A Decade of Innovation in Comfort.
Ministry of Supply Product Reviews
Learn more about each of the individual pieces, linked below. Or click on the product images to go straight to Ministry of Supply’s website.
- Previous generation Apollo Polo // New generation Apollo Polo
- Temperature regulating Phase Change Material
- Breathable, sweat-wicking pique knit
- Wrinkle resistant
- Soft collar w/built in stays
- Brushed variants have a softer, fleecy hand feel
- 57% Polyester, 43% PCM-infused Polyester
- Recycled: 54% Recycled Polyester, 46% PCM-infused Polyester
- Made by Blue Wave in Fuzhou, China or Magictex in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- 100% Recycled fabric milled under solar power
- Laser perforations in underarms for ventilation
- 4-way stretch
- No-warp 3D collar with built-in collar stays
- 100% post-consumer recycled Polyester
- Made by Blue Wave in China
- Previous generation Kinetic Twill Pant // New generation Kinetic Tapered Pant
- Durable, resilient stretch twill
- Breathable and moisture wicking
- Built to resist abrasion, pilling and snagging
- Colorfast dyeing lasts wash after wash
- Discreet stretch waistband with drawcord
- Classic 5-pocket construction
- Hidden zip compartment within right rear pocket
- 50% Primeflex™ Polyester, 50% Polyester (17% corn based)
- Made by Tainan Enterprises (Jakarta, ID)
- Coffee-based odor control
- Moisture wicking
- Soft & lightweight
- 100% Coffee-Infused Recycled Polyester
- Made by Blue Wave (Fuzhou, CN)
- Vibrant color built to last over countless washes
- Resilient stretch
- High-gauge reinforced stitching (25+ lbs rated)
- Polyester matrix reinforced panels to reduce strain
- 69% Cotton, 29% Polyester, 2% Elastane
- Made at Matsuoka (Pinghu, CN)
- Updated with enhanced softness and stretch
- Natural odor control
- Ergonomic raglan construction
- Reinforced stitching
- Moisture wicking
- 82% Recycled Polyester, 14% Merino Wool, 4% Elastane
- Made by Crown Yin in Taiwan
- Lightweight, moisture-wicking & reusable
- Adjustable nose bridge
- 72% Viscose, 28% PBT Polyester
- 50% reduction in weight from previous generation
- Nimbly Made by Andari in California, USA
Ministry of Supply Key Highlights
Science & Clothing
Being based out of Boston and born in the labs of MIT, Ministry of Supply engineers clothing for motion, comfort, easy care and the planet. Their products are meticulously engineered and tested that are also breathable, stretchy, sweatproof and easy to care for.
How to do they achieve this? Yup, they’re using science to make clothing better. #ScienceforBetter is what powers their purpose and perspective in the industry. They believe in the power to affect positive change on a larger scale by using science and through strategic partnerships.
Ministry of Supply Fabrics
Ministry of Supply products are designed, built and tested to withstand years of use and so there’s no need to be careful with their clothes. With their fabrics, they take advantage of plastic recycling paired with renewable solar powered fabric milling to reduce their global footprint.
Believe it or not 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions stem from apparel and footwear production and 52% carbon emissions of performance fabric comes mostly from petroleum drilling and refining. Ministry of Supply is out to change that through their recycling processes and solar powered mills so that there’s less waste and zero net-emissions.
Many of their staple pieces are comprised of 45% recycled polyester blended with Merino wool, which is a fabric that has the ability to wick away sweat, control odors, while retaining softness. This merino and synthetics blend is a match made in heaven.
Sustainable Water Repellents
Many brands today focus on waterproofing which is great at keeping water from going through your fabric, but you run the risk of overheating due to the lack of breathability.
On the other hand, water repellent fabrics may become wet overtime, but the improved breathability makes it worth it. Ministry of Supply focus here is on durable water repellents so that you can get the most out of both worlds.
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This is basically Ministry of Supply’s take on the personal uniform or capsule wardrobe. It’s reminiscent of the Everlane Uniform Collection. Essentially Systemsº are curated combinations built to take the guesswork out of your daily routine.
If you’re looking to pare down the daily decisions you have to make and want to save time, then Systemsº might be just what you’re looking for.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Ministry of Supply Based?
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Ministry of Supply offers “workleisure” essentials for both men and women. After months of closure the Boston Flagship officially open, back and better than before.
They sell a majority of their clothing online and has brick and mortar retail locations in San Francisco, Washington D.C., Santa Monica, New York, Chicago and Boston.
Is Ministry of Supply Sustainable?
Ministry of Supply is committed to sustainability by creating recyclable and renewable clothing. They’re focused on being carbon neutral and ultimately cutting down on global carbon emissions.
Typical apparel production wastes 34% of the material, but Ministry pioneered a 3D Print-Knit zero waste production that streamlines the process.
Additionally, they have an advanced and thorough durability and performance testing process to ensure that their clothing will withstand years of wear and tear.
And finally, Ministry of Supply focuses on timeless designs with silhouettes that will flatter you today and a decade in time. Versatility and neutral colors are the name of the game.
Who Owns Ministry of Supply?
Ministry of Supply is owned by Co-Founder and current CEO Aman Advani, Gihan Amarasiriwardena (Co-Founder), Geraldo Aldarondo (Founding Partner) and Kit Hickey (Co-Founder)
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The Pros & Cons
- Committed creating a more sustainable future
- Offers stylishly elevated performance wear
- Clean and minimalist styles
- Adaptable and changing with the times
- Free shipping & returns
- May be on the expensive side for some
- Doesn’t offer any inseams shorter than 30″
Is Ministry of Supply Worth It?
As it currently stands, Ministry of Supply is certainly tailor-made for a post-pandemic world. While pricier than many guys are used to, their elevated performance (workleisure) wear is surprisingly on trend and adaptable in world where comfort reigns supreme, without sacrificing style.
I’m completely onboard with their mission of creating better clothing through science while doing so in the most sustainable ways possible. Ministry of Supply scores a bottom of the 9th home run.
A note: Ministry of Supply sent me the clothing in this review. These are all my thoughts and opinions based on my experience. Gentleman Within holds all control over editorial content.
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