bet you are a badass if....

I have an issue with a certain brand of clothing lately. It's so much the brand but rather the people who seem to wear it. All the time.

Let me introduce you to the Affliction shirt.

Looks douchey already, right?

It's the Von Dutch of 2009. Remember everyone from Ashton to Justin to your local football hero wore trucker hats? Or when Carmen to Britney to me (I'll admit it) rocked Juicy Couture sweatpants with the word "Juicy" cleverly written on the ass?

Well, those nostaglic brands are now being replaced by something bigger and better: the affliction t-shirt and the men who wear them.

Let's take a look at the different men that rock these shirts, shall we?

You have your classic rocker.

Or the fighter who is a little more built than the average Joe.

Then you have the typical recently divorced dad trying to enter the dating world. And, doing a pretty poor job at that. (Ed Hardy or Affliction - it looks the same to me at this point.)

And, finally, you have these douchebags who encompass all that is trendy at the moment. It's just months before their sex tape is leaked....

So, if you know me and wear an Affliction, you have been warned. Don't worry - I already wrote a blog post so I won't need to write another one.


Always a Bridesmaid said...

I could have played a drinking game at The Feast this year... do a shot for every Affliction shirt you see. Then again, I would have been wasted after three minutes.


Allison M. said...

I agree! That's where my idea came from too.

Marie said...

Yikes! <-- That mainly refers to Jon from Jon & Kate Plus 8 (but no longer &). This guy is going to be a trendsetter? Ick.

I have to agree with you though, I can barely handle those huge brand names and try to stay away from them (with success thus far). To be honest, I hadn't even heard of Affliction till I read your post!

~*~Lilly~*~ said...

Remember back in the day when you went to the state fairs & in a little booth you could take a t-shirt and put puff paint in any design & then they spun it & ta da! Instant design & shirt?(that's ed hardy in a nut shell!) lol

Now imagine letting some Jersey shore inhabitants take a "spin" in the arts and craft room with this little machine & you have that crap. YUCK!

Anonymous said...

And you still wear those JUICY sweats out in public, hypocrite!


Allison M. said...

Marie -
I confuse Affliction with Ed Hardy. All the tattooing nonsense runs together in my book.

Lilly- I bet the Jersey shore is a huge fan of Affliction.

BF - I only wear THOSE at home. The other ones have no logo to say that they are Juicy Couture - only I know that.

Lil' Woman said...

I think Ed Hardy is in cohoots with Vh1 and douchey z-list celebs! :)

Allison M. said...

He's got to be the number one person handing out swag.

Katelin said...

oh dbags all around. oy.

kasandria said...

You know they took a perfectly good idea and ruined it. Plus everyone that wears it is def. doucebags.