Chanel Allure Homme Sport vs Perry Ellis 18

Two men’s cologne ads from the same GQ have similar ocean settings but give off totally different images.  First, you have this fluffy escapist one from Perry Ellis 18: The poor girl looks like she realizes that the fake boyfriend she’s hugging is on the wrong team.  Not again!  Could it be the white drawcord […]

Imperial Junkie ~ jeans for urban paradise?

Nothing says "urban street wear" like a bunch of cliche exotic animals in an ad: I’m in the bayou.  Oh wait, maybe it’s the jungle.  Or am I in a meadow with my butterfly net?  I’m floating like an imperial junkie. Ouch!!  The monkey bit me.  Am I wearing women’s jeans?  Oh, look, a pretty […]

Are Havaianas flip flops on their way up?

In my rage against sports Crocs in August of last year, I predicted that Havaianas Zori-style sandals would likely to become the summer footwear of choice this year.  The company is certainly slowly pushing their way into the market.  This ad is from the March 2008 issue of Complex: They’ve got the palm trees, flowers, […]

Coconuts kill?

This T-shirt popped up this morning: Duck! The headine that linked to this was, of course, that "coconuts kill more Americans each year than terrorism."  We must stop the killing. Of course, the Joel Best publishing through the University of California Press says that they don’t.  Or more precisely: "Do 150 people actually die in […]

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