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Bureau To Bureau: Who's Got NPR (T-Shirt) Style?

Here at NPR, like many work places, it's not uncommon for two or more staffers to show up at work inadvertently dressed alike. Men in polo shirts and khakis, women in sweater dresses, everyone in checked button-downs and jeans.

"Oh, didn't you get the memo?" they often joke for the rest of the day.

This happens so frequently at NPR West, that I've started to photographing all the accidental twins to show off look-alikes. (Just scroll through the @NPRWest Twitter feed for some examples.)

Since style obviously runs deeper around here than just 'a face for radio,' we wanted to find out if any of the NPR locations have as much style as we do here in Southern California. So we rounded up some NPR T-Shirts for a bureau-to-bureau fashion spread.

Scroll through the slideshow to see how public radio journalists styled their NPR's Threadless T-Shirt, in LA, New York and Washington, D.C.:

  • Representing NPR West, we have the Business Desk's Auto Reporter Sonari Glinton. He has paired his NPR shirt with jeans, an orange jacket and a sports car.
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    Representing NPR West, we have the Business Desk's Auto Reporter Sonari Glinton. He has paired his NPR shirt with jeans, an orange jacket and a sports car.
    Melissa Kuypers/NPR
  • Representing NPR New York, Ask Me Another's Senior Supervising Producer Jesse Baker has paired her NPR shirt with some big bracelets and a red bob.
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    Representing NPR New York, Ask Me Another's Senior Supervising Producer Jesse Baker has paired her NPR shirt with some big bracelets and a red bob.
    David Folkenflik /NPR
  • The Washington, D.C., bureau flew in a ringer all the way from Dakar, Senegal. Africa Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton has paired her NPR shirt with a green fleece, colorful head scarf and the best smile in the business.
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    The Washington, D.C., bureau flew in a ringer all the way from Dakar, Senegal. Africa Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton has paired her NPR shirt with a green fleece, colorful head scarf and the best smile in the business.
    Katie Burk/NPR

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Lest you think dress-alike fun is only for big kids, we issued a half-pint style challenge to the same three bureaus with the NPR Get Smarter t-shirt:

  • Rocking the NPR Get Smarter t-shirt for NPR West are (l to r) Hadley Hamilton-Lowe, son of Operations Desk's Angie Hamilton-Lowe, and Amaya del Barco, daughter of Correspondent Mandalit del Barco. These Hollywood kids have paired their shirts with some cool shades and attitude.
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    Rocking the NPR Get Smarter t-shirt for NPR West are (l to r) Hadley Hamilton-Lowe, son of Operations Desk's Angie Hamilton-Lowe, and Amaya del Barco, daughter of Correspondent Mandalit del Barco. These Hollywood kids have paired their shirts with some cool shades and attitude.
    Melissa Kuypers/NPR
  • With a mom as stylish as Jesse Baker (see above), it's no wonder the New York bureau chose Viola Folkenflik to represent them. (We're sure her dad, Media Correspondent David Folkenflik, is just as stylish as Jesse). Vi has paired her tiny tee with a tu tu and a sense of adventure.
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    With a mom as stylish as Jesse Baker (see above), it's no wonder the New York bureau chose Viola Folkenflik to represent them. (We're sure her dad, Media Correspondent David Folkenflik, is just as stylish as Jesse). Vi has paired her tiny tee with a tu tu and a sense of adventure.
    Jesse Baker/NPR
  • And from the Washington, D.C., bureau, Media Relations Director Anna Bross' daughter Evie shows us that you don't have to have celebrated your first birthday yet to have a whole lot of style. She mixed materials and paired her Get Smarter shirt with a colorful, foam play mat.
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    And from the Washington, D.C., bureau, Media Relations Director Anna Bross' daughter Evie shows us that you don't have to have celebrated your first birthday yet to have a whole lot of style. She mixed materials and paired her Get Smarter shirt with a colorful, foam play mat.
    Anna Bross/NPR

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Is the small public radio fan in your life more into vintage fashion, or a specific show? Not to worry, the NPR Shop has an assortment of kids' clothes.

Plus, through the end of today, everything in the shop is 15% off (promo code THANKS2013). Fashionable and sensible.

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