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Rude Baby Jumper

Several people who purchased (or were given) a baby jumper sold by the fashion chain Next have complained after they noticed it was "covered in penis drawings." The store admits that, yes, this does appear to be the case, but explains that the original design was "over simplified by the printer and has unintentionally become something else." []
Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Jul 18, 2014 | Comments (14)
Category: Babies, Fashion

Magic Slacks with Removable Crotch


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"For personal daintiness."

Original ad here. (Page 51)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 11, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Fashion, 1950's, Genitals

Things Happen

The Eleganza fashion catalog for men. Circa 1972.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Jun 29, 2014 | Comments (17)
Category: Fashion, 1970's

Flameproof Playsuits


Were children more prone to catch fire for no reason in the past during innocent recreational activities than they are today?

Original ad here. (Page 23.)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 27, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Death, Destruction, Disasters, Fashion, Comics, Children, 1940's

12 years a slave fashion mannequin

The movie "12 Years a Slave" may seem like an unlikely source for fashion inspiration. Nevertheless, a store in Oxford decided to place a mannequin beside a DVD display case of the movie, dressed in clothes similar to the ones worn by the slave protagonist of the movie. From "Looking defiantly summer-ready, the mannequin wears a loose-fitting, holey beige shirt and black trousers, completing the look with a twig in the front pocket."

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue May 27, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Fashion

The Personal Space Dress

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu May 22, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Fashion

Room 237 Clothing Line

Today is the last day you can order items from the clothing line based on the carpet pattern outside Room 237 in Kubrick's The Shining. Available for purchase is a sweater, cardigan, scarf, ski mask, door mat, and an area rug.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat May 10, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Horror, Movies

Strawberry Letter 23

Not for nothing were The Brothers Johnson known as "Lightnin' Licks" and "Thunder Thumbs."

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu May 08, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Fashion, Music, 1970's

Most powerful suit?

Could be useful if you really don't like carrying a credit card. Except that now you have to be wearing the suit to buy anything.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Apr 20, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Fashion

Gay Jeans

Gay Jeans begin life looking and acting like regular 5-pocket denim jeans, but as they experience normal washing and wearing over the course of their life, their indigo dye gradually fades away, revealing fabulously colorful yarns just waiting to come out.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Apr 19, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Fashion
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