Easter is next month! Whether you dress up just for special occasions or wear your Sunday best each week, getting dressed up can be a struggle! Every Sunday my family gets dressed up to go to church.
For me, it is as simple as putting on a dress or a skirt. For my husband and twelve-year old son, it is not so simple. All of the many tiny buttons on their dress shirts can make things complicated. For my husband, it is frustrating due to his rather large, manly fingers fumbling to put those tiny buttons through those even smaller holes. For my son, it is due to lack of patience! He hates getting ready! We are almost ALWAYS late!
I never really put much thought into the difficulty one might face in buttoning up dress shirts. And then I got to thinking, if the buttons are an issue for my able-bodied husband and son, then how much more difficult might dressing up be for people with arthritis or other physical disabilities?
MagnaReady®, the patented, original magnetic shirt company, eliminates the need for anyone to struggle to button cuffs, collars and shirt fronts. Simply slip your arms in the sleeves of a MagnaReady® shirt and you are done, no messing with buttons. Available in short and long sleeve versions for men and in long sleeves for women, MagnaReady® shirts can be used as adaptive clothing for people with disabilities or conditions that limit mobility. They can also become a timeless staple in anyone’s wardrobe.
There are over 50 million people with disabilities or mobility limiting conditions living in the U.S. We are also experiencing a silver tsunami with over 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 each day. MagnaReady® provides these older Americans, caregivers, and people with limited mobility a clothing solution that restores independence and increases confidence and self-esteem with a classic, professional look that has not previously been available.
To the unknowing eye, a MagnaReady® shirt looks just like any other dress shirt hanging in the closet. Same collar and cuffs, same row of little white buttons down the front. But, those buttons are merely for looks. Hidden inside the placket of a MagnaReady® shirt are powerful magnets that link together for a secure closure. Decorative buttons grace the exterior of MagnaReady® shirts for a crisp and professional appearance without the hassle of manipulating tiny buttons into buttonholes.
“Originally I was struck with the idea of replacing buttons in shirts with easier to manipulate magnets due to a physical need. Hundreds of customers have shared their stories and gratitude for a shirt that enables them or loved ones to overcome physical challenges and dress independently with professional style,” said Maura Horton, CEO of MagnaReady. This feedback is very meaningful to me and inspires me to find new ways to continue to drive innovation and inclusion in the fashion industry.”
MagnaReady® dress shirts are wrinkle-free and stain resistant with barrel cuffs and a spread collar. For even more convenience they are also machine washable. Simply press the shirt closed so the magnets are stuck to each other and the shirt will tumble around the wash cycle without attaching to the machine.
I was very impressed with the idea of dress shirts with magnetic closures for my husband and son. Anything that could help my family get to church on time was rather appealing to me! It was like pulling teeth to get my son to put on his church clothing. When I presented his MagnaReady dress shirt to him last Sunday, he was very excited to get dressed for church! For the first time in his life! It was actually pretty cute how fascinated Braxton was with the magnetic fasteners.He was dressed and ready to go in no time!
I am amazed at how strong the magnets are! They stay fastened all day long without coming undone. My husband was also very impressed with the high quality of the fabric. He was happy to model his shirt for me, and to demonstrate how the magnetic closures work. You would never know that there are magnets under the buttons! Both my husband and my son agree that MagnaReady dress shirts make it so much easier and faster to get dressed for church. (Or any dress-up occasion!)
The fact that these shirts are wrinkle-free and require no ironing makes MagnaReady shirts even more amazing! Sunday mornings are going to be so much easier from here on out!
MagnaReady® men’s shirts are available in a variety of patterns and solids in more formal long sleeve versions and casual short sleeve styles. MagnaReady® women’s shirts are available long sleeved in white and stripes. Reasonably priced and exceptionally high quality, MagnaReady® short sleeve shirts retail for $62.95 and long sleeve for $64.95 with free shipping.
Necessity was the mother of invention for Maura Horton when she came up with the idea for MagnaReady®. Maura was inspired when her husband, a college football coach, had to rely on a player for help when the effects of Parkinson’s Disease prevented him from buttoning his shirt. Determined to help her husband remain independent, Maura came up with the idea of a magnetically infused shirt that did not require finger dexterity to wear. MagnaReady® is the original magnetic shirt company.
For more information visit www.magnaready.com.
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