March 1, 2006
Bad news readers, the Shirt Snob has the flu. So we won't be posting for a few days while we take care of ourselves and the baby. We'll come back as soon as we are able!
January 30, 2006
Remember Gama-Go, the company in San Francisco that wanted to promote the art scene and showcase their friends' work? They make t-shirts among other thing. Well, the company is sponsoring a sketch comedy group similar to SNL and Kids in the Hall. The group is opening a new show called Train of Thought > Breaking Up, and they are giving a discount to everyone who is wearing Gama-Go. If you're in the Seattle area, check it out.
January 25, 2006
Yesterday on Salon.com there was an article abou the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch Mike Jeffries. He's a 61 year old who wears jeans and flip flops and says dude a lot. There's a picture, which was actually a little disturbing to look at. You expect to see a young face with the clothing he's wearing, but he's definitely 61! Here's a bit of info on the company:
For the kids there's Abercrombie, aimed at middle schoolers who want to look like their cool older siblings. For high schoolers there's Hollister, a wildly popular surf-inspired look for "energetic and outgoing guys and girls" that has quickly become the brand of choice for Midwestern teens who wish they lived in Laguna Beach, Calif.
When the Hollister kids head off to college, Jeffries has a brand -- the preppy and collegiate Abercrombie & Fitch -- waiting for them there. And for the post-college professional who is still young at heart, Jeffries recently launched Ruehl, a casual sportswear line that targets 22- to 35-year-olds.
We didn't realize that you could dress yourself in their clothing from childhood all the way to age 35. As a true t-shirt and jeans gal at heart, the Shirt Snob always liked Abercrombie. But we stopped wearing it after college. We must admit we are a little curious about Ruehl. Hopefully a store will open up near us soon so we can check them out.
January 20, 2006
Hello readers! Unfortunately, the Shirt Snob husband had surgery today. He is doing fine, but we're going to take the weekend off to nurse him back to health. We'll be back Monday! Have a great weekend!
January 19, 2006
Johnny Cupcakes, a clothing and accessory website for both men and women, is claiming that Urban Outfitters has stolen an idea of theirs. They had a t-shirt in the summer of 2004 that pictured a flying plane dropping cupcakes. Urban Outfitters currently has a t-shirt for sale with almost the identical picture. Johnny Cupcakes is very angry, which is quite obvious on their front page, claiming that Urban Outfitters wanted to sell some of their t-shirt ideas last year, including this one. The company is contacting their lawyers right now to pursue the matter. They also claim that this has happened to many other independent designers. The Shirt Snob doesn't want to take sides because we hate issues, but we can't find either t-shirt for sale. However, Johnny Cupcakes does have some cute tees, so support the independent, limited edition company today!
December 23, 2005
The Shirt Snob's mother is coming to town in a few hours, so this is our last post until after she leaves. We hope everyone has a happy holiday, whatever you celebrate!
December 9, 2005
Remember a while back when Abercrombie and Fitch had those offensive t-shirts? Yes, we're sure you're wondering "Which time, Shirt Snob? Doesn't this happen every 6 months?" Well, yes, we think it does, but we are specifically referring to the bunch of girls who formed a group to complain and got a lot of press as well as some of the offensive shirts pulled last month. Well, now the same group has met with the execs at Abercrombie and proposed some new t-shirt ideas. Our favorite is definitely "Your Future Boss." I mean, we all know that women rule the world, why not let those teenage boys know it up front? It doesn't seem that the execs were overly enthused by their meeting, but even if the shirts aren't used by Abercrombie, the girls' group has had plenty of offers from other clothing companies to make their shirts. So maybe you'll soon be seeing an "All This and Brains" tee in a store near you soon.
November 23, 2005
The Shirt Snob would like to wish everyone who celebrates it a fun and safe Thanksgiving Day! We hope you all have yummy meals to eat tomorrow and yet still are able to fit into your skinny jeans and tighter tops!
November 8, 2005
Abercrombie and Fitch is back in the news, but this time it's not because of the pictures of the naked men all over the place. Instead, a bunch of teenaged girls decided to protest some questionable tees that the store was selling. They were successful in forcing the company to pull two shirts that read "Gentlemen Prefer Tig Old Bitties" and "With These, Who Needs Brains?" across the chest. There are still many other questionable tees that weren't pulled but may be after future negotiations with the group of girls. Personally, we must admit we like the "I Had A Nightmare I Was A Brunette" tee. The Shirt Snob is a brunette, so it would be ironic and therefore funny.
November 7, 2005
The Shirt Snob would like to apologize for being MIA for the past two weeks. We went off to Florida for a vacation, and that little storm called Wilma that was supposed to be a tropical storm turned out to be a Category 2 when it hit us. This took out our power and cable modem, so the Shirt Snob was left without a way to post! So our vacation was a true one, forcing us to knit, read, and relax. But we are now back, so expect the usual posts.