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One of the Koch brothers' sons makes truly hideous shirts online, would like to sell them to you

Let’s say you’re the talentless son of a billionaire, living out your generally useless days in Palm Beach, Florida. With no real reason to exist, and absolutely no human need that is not already fulfilled, how are you supposed to fill the meaningless void between life and death? What do you do each day as you wait for cocktail hour at the Mar-A-Lago to roll around yet again?

If you’re Koch family scion Wyatt Koch, apparently you make some ass-ugly shirts and sell them on the internet:

As first noticed by Deadspin’s David Roth, Wyatt Koch is the founder of Wyatt Ingraham, a fashion line that answers the question “What if Tommy Bahama’s dad had paid for him to get into Harvard?” Koch, the living embodiment of “large adult son,” is the eldest child of Koch brother Bill Koch. (Charles and David Koch are the Kochs generally referred to as “the Koch brothers.” Bill, no longer a part of Koch Industries, is a “sailor and collector” who owns an entire town.) Wyatt stands to earn a truly disgusting amount of money off the repeal of the estate tax in the just-passed Republican tax bill, and is currently suing his ex-fiancée to get her engagement ring back. Wyatt, whose whole look gives off a sort of “late-generation Habsburg” vibe, has used his unimaginable advantages in life to make a shirt with literal money bags on it.


The Wyatt Ingraham videos also feature a look into Wyatt’s sketch process, which can be best described as “Mister police you could have saved her I gave you all the clues.”

But what, you aren’t wondering, is the design ethos of Wyatt Ingraham? Let Wyatt explain:

Head on over to the Wyatt Ingraham website to check out plenty more hideous shirts, including a shirt with handcuffs on it and a different shirt with money on it, called “Keep the change.” The description for that shirt reads “... ya filthy animal,” a fun reference to Home Alone from a man who no doubt spent much of his childhood wondering where in the world his parents were.

Contributor, The A.V. Club.