Thursday, November 02, 2006

Chuck Brings The Suck.

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Chucks are Cool. Inexpensive and Iconic. What is not cool is this new campaign for Converse/John Varvatos clothing. If you haven't clicked the images, please do so now. Up top, you'll notice smirking pretty boy not quite covering up his "Civil Disobedience" button. Subtle. On the bottom, we have a soulless "Rebel" rocker. Why not just write "No sole to sell" in the TV dust and hit up pun-master Kenneth Cole for co-op dollars?
(photos taken on Bleecker St.)
1. As opposed to, what? Trade pelts for them?
2. CONSĀ® and Cons.


Blogger New York Punk said...

I think they are stuck in a time machine. So 80s. I am glad they didn't do the soul/sole pun though.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of stuck in a time machine, that pretty boy at the top is one hand-comb away from Gotti Brothers hair.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Matt Brand said...

it's probably stock photography, cheap (ch)ucks.

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what a fox in the up top picture!

3:08 PM  
Blogger RFB said...

I smell Green Day. The manufactured rebellion of the suburbs, where Mom wouldn't spring for Cinemax and Dad only let them borrow the Bimmer on Saturdays.

Civil Disobedience? Against WHAT?

Correction Copyranter: Chucks WERE cool - and I had my eyes set on the Operation Iraqi Freedom Desert Commando model. Might have to go with PF Flyers. It's sort of the Harley vs. Indian thing now. What was cool has become cliche. Trendsetting is such a risky business.

And who is this John Varvatos besmirching the good name of Chuck Taylor anyway?

3:42 PM  
Blogger David said...

I'm surprised Chucks bother to advertise.

They're cool and have always been cool. Hipsters be damned.

PBR is also cool and has always been so. Hipsters be damned.

Damn kids. They take my favorite things. Destroy them. Give them back. Let them be reborn. Take them again. Destroy them again. Give them back.

I age.

Time passes.

1:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that you taking the photo copy boy? Your reflection can be seen tight by the guy's crotch...

12:01 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

(sigh. back to fourth grade again):
No, it's your mouth that took the photo.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Maulleigh said...

Fcuk, no one has ever played with words like that in an ad before. I'm astonished!

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the eighties are as dead as dead. so are the nineties. two triple zero is probably back in a big fuckin way but i'm so bored by all this i want to get off.

3:07 AM  

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