7/8/11

Ads #41: Out of Control Men's Clothing Store Ad


I recently came across this ad from a 1982 newspaper.  It's an advertisement for a men's clothing store called "Stitches".  Is it just me, or does it look like this little party is getting out of hand? What in the world are these guys trying to do?..... and worst of all - the expression on that one dude's face!  He's out of f***ing control - somebody help this poor woman!


Yes. Nothing sells silk ties and Rayon shirts like a depiction of gang rape. Definite advertising fail.

16 comments:

  1. Wow, is that a cannibal nerd I see there?

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  2. If people read my blog, I'd rant about the current practice of people annoyingly using "fail" as a noun (and the overuse and misuse of the word "epic").

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  3. LOL, that's friggin' hilarious!

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  4. @Armpit - Using Fail as a noun is a definite Fail. An epic fail you might say.

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  5. Gilligan, little buddy, are you trying to make my head explode?

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  6. AnonymousJuly 08, 2011

    Hey, that's Canadian! Don't know if that explains it or not, but I feel I must apologize on behalf of other Canadians. Most Canadians are well-mannered, and not at all the sort of people who would chomp on a poor woman's arm for the sake of selling clothes...

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  7. Wow, that ad is ... Wait. What are they advertising again? I can't imagine the mindset behind this. "You in the middle! Act like you're eating her arm. No! Take a bite out of it and cross your eyes. Bingo!" Stitches, indeed.

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  9. Seems to have escaped everyone's notice but to me the cross-eyed dude biting the arm has nothing on the other one in the dark suit getting an eyeful of the lady's nether parts and generously sampling the «merchandise».

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  10. That's because examining "nethers" is natural, while cannibalism is frowned upon

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  11. So fixated on the cross eyed psychotic gnawing on human flesh that I totally overlooked the sly pervert on the right... man, this is just disturbing all around.

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  12. Gil, this is Bill. Hope you're still interested in following my blog. The old version was hacked off the Internet and I have a new blog Blogger now. Been getting it set up for the last month or so. The URL is:

    http://theuraniumcafe.blogspot.com

    I am finally following you again from there see you're still dishing out some of the best stuff on the net. These old ads are great because they are so shamelessly tasteless. And we can get that info here.

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  13. WTF??!!! That ad is crazy!

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  14. AnonymousJuly 11, 2011

    aka "The Incredibly Strange Canadians Who Stopped Living and Became Well-Dressed Zombies"

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  15. In my point of view, I don't find the print ad inviting or interesting at all. I just find it non-sense and less creative to attract shoppers.

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