The Well Fed Does not Understand the Lean - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Leaf, Ash, Gold - Eel & Otter
The Well Fed Does not Understand the Lean - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Leaf, Ash, Gold - Eel & Otter
The Well Fed Does not Understand the Lean - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Leaf, Ash, Gold - Eel & Otter
The Well Fed Does not Understand the Lean - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Leaf, Ash, Gold - Eel & Otter
The Well Fed Does not Understand the Lean - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Leaf, Ash, Gold - Eel & Otter
The Well Fed Does not Understand the Lean - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Leaf, Ash, Gold - Eel & Otter

The Well Fed Does not Understand the Lean - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Leaf, Ash, Gold

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The Irish language is often remarked upon for it's poetic turn of phrase and that is no more obvious in the sean fhocail - or 'old words'. Sean fhocail are well known sentences that some might see as cliché, but when each one of them is considered in more than just passing, the deeper wisdom and cultural insights can be glimpsed.

Ní thuigheann an Sach an Seang, translates as “The Well-Fed Does Not Understand The Lean.”

Ireland has suffered under many famines in its past, yet there is only one known as An Gorta Mor, or the great hunger. The famine of 1845-1850 changed the landscape of not just Ireland, but the world as many Irish took great risks to travel to other countries and struggle to survive there. Though many point at the potato blight as the cause of the millions of deaths and millions of migrants, the question of why the Irish were so reliant on the imported tuber should really be considered. The British rulers of the occupied Ireland intentionally adopted an economic policy of laissez-faire capitalism, meaning that there would be no governance of the supply and demand forces at play in the an open market. As such demand for basic food stuff skyrocketed, driving price increases which the Irish people could never hope to meet in order to survive.

Today we still exist in a world of imbalanced capitalism and time and again we are reminded that the well-fed do not understand the lean.

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This t-shirt feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women. Unisex Short Sleeve Jersey T-Shirt with tearable tag (no scratching!).

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Side-seamed

Also Available in Dark Colours and Light text.

Size guide

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Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28 30