I…I…oh, Notre Dame fans, even you don’t deserve this kind of uniform FAIL. Just bring the kelly green back and everything will be okay.
(It gets worse when you look at the entire gallery of the uniforms for the Irish’s game against the Miami Hurricanes. When it comes to uniform design, Adidas is basically trying to rip off Nike and doing it very, very poorly.)
Russell, coral pants are not a bad idea in and of themselves. They’re certainly better than that fishing lure shirt you wore after a presser earlier in the playoffs. But coral pants with cargo pockets? NO. TAKE THAT RIGHT BACK TO WHEREVER YOU BOUGHT THEM.
Also, nicer shoes, please. You don’t wear coral pants with straight up black sneakers. Either wear sneakers that go with the shirt or put on a nice pair of dress shoes.
I watched last night’s premiere in a crowded theater. Everyone booed this sport coat, with damn good reason. It’s like douche coloring, the equivalent of Ed Hardy or Affliction in our time.
(Also, if you hadn’t noticed already, Mondays are official “Mad Men Appreciation Days” here at The Third Shift, just like Wednesdays are “Justified Appreciation Days.” If you have a problem, I can’t help you.)
The headline is slightly unfair, it’s more like “Salander-inspired.” But the irony (or cognitive dissonance) in selling a clothing line based on a character’s fashion tastes in the American movie adaptation (since there already has been a Swedish version of the Millennium Trilogy) of a book that was written by a fairly fervent socialist and attempted stinging critiques of capitalism in the midst of a plot that revolved around some pretty gnarly rape, sexual assault, and exploitation of women (the book’s original Swedish title being Men Who Hate Women) just blows my mind. And this doesn’t even get into the fact that the character Lisbeth Salander is someone who kills and maims — largely to people who’ve wronged and abused her, but it’s not as if she’s anything remotely innocent. “Anti-heroine” is putting it lightly.
TV and film’s almost inured us to these levels of irony and/or dissonance, but there are way too many levels here to ignore without comment.
When I’m interviewed about Put This On, I’m almost invariably asked “what are the fashion mistakes you see men make every day?” or “what is the most basic style knowledge men often don’t have?”
That’s the kind of stuff I usually leave off this blog. After all: you’re discerning and tasteful!…
I will disagree with 23 & 24. I fucking hate sandals and love my flip-flops to death. Also, fuck bow ties, even with tuxedos. The last time I wore a bow tie was at the age of maybe 10. I refuse on the principle that most of us look like dipshits with them.