Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Possibly the World's Most Pretentious Catalog

Blurbs from my boss's The Territory Ahead catalog:

"The poplin has a crisp canvas-like hand that's nicely broken in and already fade-savvy by a good old-fashioned garment wash". A nicely broken-in hand? Ouch!

"deep piped besom pockets"

"... then garnished the placket, neckline and side vents with fine twill backing".

"With a boat neck and godets front and back ..."

"Trapunto topstitching accents the angled patch pockets".

Gah. Pretentious bastards. Or maybe I'm just confused, since I have no idea what the hell they are talking about. Maybe they're really discussing molecular physics, and I'm just out of the loop, vocabulary-wise.

Nope. Pretentious bastards it is.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, because saying "we're too cheap to put a flap on that pocket so stuff doesn't fall out of it" and "our Chinese manufacturers have a spiffy embroidery cam and laborers that will work for fifteen cents an hour and that makes these babies pure profit" would be a little too much truth, maybe.

- Bridgett

Anonymous said...

I didn't understand a word of that stuff! Granted it may lose something in the translation...