What’s cuter than a dad reading to his kids? It’s a dad reading to his kids while wearing an adorable shirt featuring this distinctive artwork by the ever awesome Edward Gorey.

Real Men Read Gorey shirt | Cool Mom Picks

Edward Gorey is known for his delightfully creepy drawings and his love of cats and books, and this cotton Real Men Read shirt is a great way to outfit your favorite bibliophile animal-lover. And since Gorey loved animals? Every purchase supports his favorite charities, which benefit cats, bats, and all things furry.

Tt’s available in mens’ sizes, but also for kids in sizes 10-12, too. Pretty cute for back to school, right?

Real Men Read shirt | Cool Mom Picks

Whether you already love Edward Gorey or have an untapped affinity for slightly creepy drawings and beautifully random stories, be sure to check out the entire Gorey Store, where they have plenty of excellently weird accessories, shirts, jewelry, mugs, journals, and even soap.

TS Elliot's Old Possum's book of Practical Cats | Cool Mom Picks

For new readers, I recommend starting with his illustrated version of T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats or if you want to go darker, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, his most iconic works. [Ed note: this is my very favorite from Junior High! -Liz]

The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey | Cool Mom Picks

If you dig The Addams Family, Beetlejuice, or Emily the Strange, you might have a new favorite shop. –Delilah

Find the Real Men Read shirt at The Gorey Store. It’s also available in Youth size 1-12.

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