Monday, September 28, 2009


I like how they used to advertise men's clothes.

"Easy on, easy off, quick as a flick of her tongue."  Have you ever worn a one-piece outfit?  I call shenanigans.  Although I do like the idea of this guy constantly shimmying in and out of his one-easy-piece.  Also, "Because one is enough, when it's you."  What does that mean.  Think about it more. 

"Excuse me, I'm in the market for a belted sweater, one that has that certain.. je ne sais quoi..."
"Well sir, can I interest you in our lovely new line?  It's a little Prince Humperdinck, a little Ted Danson, but with a fanciful twist!"
"Go on..."

It's about time.  

Now onto pants.

Great, good. 

 Male scrubbed Jeans and Casual Slacks are built to take it!  Is it just me or does this ad seem a little confused?

Anti-establishment post-grad slacks? Whatever, sign me up. 

I researched this, but can't get the final word on whether it is a parody ad that ran in rolling stone in 1975 or a real pair of pants designed by Eldridge Cleaver.  It is in his wikipedia: 

It is useful to have celebrities endorse products, because we all know most people lose all ability to make rational decisions about buying things in the face of the dazzling knowledge that they too might one day film ads for Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. 

There's a nice subgenre of ads that equate the item in question with the power and sexiness of large cats. 

Wear this= feel like a fucking lion.  Probably hang out with one.

Probably turn into one. 

This one tries to dig a little deeper, with an attempt at unpacking just why these stripes are so great. "Bengal stripes are reversed- the color dominates, not the white. They were discovered 200 years ago in the province of Bengal in India, also famous for its tigers." Facts!  But from whom, sir, did you appropriate the eyepatch?

If I wasn't so dazzled by the fine-ass thighs behind those straight lines I might be able to connect the dots on this one... but I just don't get it.  I just have this weird urge to turn into a rug.


Mooner said...

Slack Power!
Action Jeans!
I love you Kate!

Dap said...

"ultimate fashion climax"
also, tastefully done crotch block up-top

Anonymous said...

The Eldridge Cleaver pants are for real. I remember him having a pictorial interview about them published in my local paper at the time.

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