In traditional Chinese art, the 4 Gentlemen (also referred to as the 4 Noble Ones) are a symbolic motif where each plant represents a season as well as a virtue. 


The first symbol is the plum which represents winter. Though the flower and the tree itself are not very significant in looks, the bright blossoms bloom during the harsh winter and are a harbinger that spring is on its way. It expresses inner beauty and the ability to be humble during adversity.


The second one is the orchid which represents spring. The fragile orchid embodies beauty and grace. In addition, it’s fragrance is subtle and delicate. With these traits, the orchid signifies humility and nobility. 


The third one is the bamboo which represents summer. Due to the hollowness of bamboo stalks, they stand for tolerance and open-mindedness. Furthermore, bamboo is also known for its flexibility and strength which suggests the ability to yield while not breaking.


Lastly (and also my personal favorite), chrysanthemums represent autumn. Chrysanthemums bloom during the chilly autumn and foreshadow the coming of winter. With this, it symbolizes the virtue to persevere in the face of all adversities and hardships.

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  • Black | T-Shirt, Long Sleeve, Hoodie*, Sweatshirt

For hoodie, the design appears on the back and the front is blank (see model example)


Designed in collaboration with Chinese-American artist, Melody Wong

The 4 Gentlemen

Color: Black

    • Unisex Sizes

    • *Please refer to our detailed sizing guide featuring product measurements here: * Generally, the products fit in this way: 1) for men, true to size. 2 ) for women, size is often a bit bigger than your average - if you're going for a looser fit, stay with your normal size or go up one. If you want something tighter, go down one.


    • Apparel is printed by our partner manufacturers in North Carolina and California. All items are created with the latest in shirt printing technology. All inks are waterbased and eco-friendly, which allows for a soft, comfortable feel.

    • If you notice discoloration or off white residue, do not worry! This is a special solution used for printing and can sometimes leave marks during the drying process. These are NOT stains and will go away during the first wash cycle.

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