Melville - Bartleby - Infant Tee
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Melville - Bartleby - Infant Tee


“I would prefer not to.”Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener”

"Think for yourself." As more and more information bombards our children every day, it’s a sentiment that's more important than ever. Kids must learn to stand up for what they believe in, and avoid taking the path of least resistance…much like Bartleby the Scrivener.

Featuring perhaps the most famous five-word phrase in English literature, this design showcases the core tenant of Herman Melville’s titular nonconformist, and encourages kids to constructively question, instead of blindly follow.


This baby-sized version of a classic tee is made of 100% cotton, ensuring soft and comfortable feel.

5.5 oz. 100% cotton (Heather is 90/10) jersey. Ribbed crew neck. Taped shoulder-to-shoulder. Double-needle hem sleeves and bottom. White is sewn with 100% cotton thread.

Some sizes run a little narrow, please reference sizing chart to make sure you get the best fit.

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