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    Sep 23, 2008 1:44 AM GMT
    Armed with an $150 Macy's gift card received for my birthday I check out the local big box Macy's store to check out this Ed Hardy brand all guys seem to be going after. OMG icon_eek.gif
    $60 Tee's? $92 tee's? $200 jeans? Since when did Macy's overprice Abercombie and Fitch?????

    Could someone explain the Ed Hardy craze? Is this a straight thing or general male craze? Am I crazy and unfashionable because I don't want to even touch these items?

    Samples:
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    Give me my $19 American Eagle tee's please icon_confused.gif

  • MuslDrew

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    Sep 23, 2008 3:49 AM GMT
    It's trendy & a status symbol
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    Sep 23, 2008 4:06 AM GMT
    Ed Hardy is way too trendy for me! I went through a short Abercrombie phase but realized I was too old to be wearing it...LOL!

    I mostly shop at Target now!!
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    Sep 23, 2008 4:12 AM GMT
    I have NEVER been a "fashionable" person myself. Guess that part of the gay gene passed me up lol. Most of my cloths come from Target, JCPenny, SEARS, and (gasp) Wal-Mart. I think the most I spent on one clothing item was a $50 undergear sweater last winter.
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    Sep 23, 2008 4:28 AM GMT
    garbage. sums it up.
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    Sep 23, 2008 4:31 AM GMT
    Honestly, it kinda looks like someone took the flash art you find on the walls of a tattoo shop, and glued them onto some shirts and pants lol.
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    Sep 23, 2008 4:34 AM GMT
    Grrr! I HATE Ed Hardy, Smet, and christian Audigier!!

    They are all the same and all designed by Christian Audigier!

    They are Douche status clothes here in LA!
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    Sep 23, 2008 4:41 AM GMT
    Though I do confess my eyes focused on the Treasure Trail of that model in the blue board shorts. I was mentally untying those laces, and... well... [BLUSH]

    When buying motorcycles lately I find myself saying to the salesperson: "Do you have a bike without graphics that came off a skateboard?"

    I suspect these fashions were meant to complement skateboards, and nothing adult men would wear. Not what *I* would call an adult, anyway.
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    Sep 23, 2008 4:51 AM GMT
    i shop at target for tees and jeans. I subscribe to plain solid colored clothing. the clothes do not make the man.
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    Sep 23, 2008 12:38 PM GMT
    I've LIVED for Hardy since before Hardy was Hardy. Don Ed Hardy was a tattoo artist and a LEGEND among tattoo collectors like myself. When Christian left Von Duth to created the Hardy brand I was ecstatic!

    After the tattooing i heard about Hardy because Madonna started wearing a certain pink trucker cap with a classic tattoo geisha on it, she then gave similar caps to friends Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher... from there Kutcher gave pieces to Diddy and the rest is history. That history has been cemented into LA and fashion culture by Christian's several appearances on The Janice Dickenson Modeling Agency.

    Being a tattoo collector i love the pieces, though I, to date, only have a single hat. The stuff is indeed expensive, which hurts my heart, but in my opinion is some of the coolest shit out there right now. The classic tattoo inspired designs blow other lines that i like, like Affliction, out of the water.

    I will be donning Don Ed Hardy at Justin Monroe's book release party and i cant wait! (yeah... but because i'm from the mid-west and a dork... that shit is on Lay A Way LOL) icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 23, 2008 1:00 PM GMT
    I have to agree, those clothes are hideous. I saw the Ed Hardy underwear at Macy's this weekend and thought...if a guy took his clothes off and had those on...he'd be putting his clothes right back on!
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    Sep 23, 2008 1:00 PM GMT
    Hehe I'm glad these aren't some must have item.

    Thanks for the info Stripper ^ I guess its another item with meaning that's now lost its way on the road to being another UGG status item. And it does seem to be working at least here.

    Of course this is Connecticut, the state where everyone is filthy stinking rich and profits from all the financial troubles of the rest of the nation icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 23, 2008 1:10 PM GMT
    its dumb! ed hardy is a joke. i think its a slap in the face to the entire art of tattoos.

    I consider myself a very fashionable person, but I prefer not to be trendy. Trends fade, and ed hardy is definitely a trend.
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    Sep 23, 2008 1:15 PM GMT
    danielryan saidits dumb! ed hardy is a joke. i think its a slap in the face to the entire art of tattoos.

    I consider myself a very fashionable person, but I prefer not to be trendy. Trends fade, and ed hardy is definitely a trend.


    it couldn't have been better put. Ed Hardy is that scum on the bottom of your shoe what makes a squishing noise while you walk, it's not pleasant and soon it'll pass.
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    Sep 23, 2008 1:16 PM GMT
    creasy1978 saidgarbage. sums it up.


    It's a personal choice, just because you don't like something (unless it is Palin but we are not going to go there) it doesn't mean it's trash. To each his own.

    I personally love Ed Hardy and have quite a few items. I bought them because I like them. We all have different tastes, people should be respectful about that.
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    Sep 23, 2008 1:17 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidThough I do confess my eyes focused on the Treasure Trail of that model in the blue board shorts. I was mentally untying those laces, and... well... [BLUSH]

    When buying motorcycles lately I find myself saying to the salesperson: "Do you have a bike without graphics that came off a skateboard?"

    I suspect these fashions were meant to complement skateboards, and nothing adult men would wear. Not what *I* would call an adult, anyway.


    I'm a professional adult and I wear Ed Hardy..does that make me less of an adult? No..be respectful pls.
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    Sep 23, 2008 1:18 PM GMT
    you forgot the ridiculous Ed Hardy underwear... it's just a trend - but the do sell the stuff for less at Nordstrom Rack if there's one near you.
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    Sep 23, 2008 2:26 PM GMT
    onejock saidyou forgot the ridiculous Ed Hardy underwear... it's just a trend - but the do sell the stuff for less at Nordstrom Rack if there's one near you.


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    Sep 23, 2008 2:36 PM GMT
    If ya got the money to waste, then by all means draw attention to yourself for a few months before the look is as played out as an 8-ball jacket. Just don't complain if next year a smelly guy asks you for a quarter at a stoplight and he's wearing Ed Hardy, chosen from the bin at the local Salvation Army.

    Academy, our regional sporting goods store, was selling plain colored tees for $2.99. I wore a black one this past weekend and got a Missed Connection on Craigslist*. Talk about ROI.

    Some dudes spend so much $$$ and try so hard for such little return. :-P

    /gloat

    (*granted, I didn't respond)
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    Sep 23, 2008 2:50 PM GMT
    I'm with Rugs on this one. Simpler is better. Let your best features give you your notice, not trashy outerwear.
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    Sep 23, 2008 2:51 PM GMT
    Meh.. I use to care about this stuff... I did take an intrest in the brand last year but I new that it would soon join my Juicy Couture in a cardbord box along with diesel and all the other dated brands...

    It's nice but I see it going out soon and being replicated to the 9's by cheaper brands..

    I like the simple casusal of Abercrombie but I know that even then by 25 i'm gonna have to start dressing my age a little lol... tick tock.icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 23, 2008 3:06 PM GMT
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    I'm a professional adult and I wear Ed Hardy..does that make me less of an adult? No..be respectful pls.


    Well, I did speak before I understood from the evolving thread here what Ed Hardy is. From its appearance (plus what I could see of the model at top) I took it to be kiddie stuff, that I connected with the "skateboard" school of design.

    Now I've learned it's related to tattoo art. Which also interests me not a bit, despite being a motorcyclist for over 40 years. But I'll keep those opinions to myself, lest further offense be taken.

    BTW, what's a "professional adult"? I lack any such certification, hate to think I've been laboring as an "amateur adult" all this time and didn't know it.
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    Sep 23, 2008 3:13 PM GMT
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    maverickcj_ca said
    I'm a professional adult and I wear Ed Hardy..does that make me less of an adult? No..be respectful pls.


    Well, I did speak before I understood from the evolving thread here what Ed Hardy is. From its appearance (plus what I could see of the model at top) I took it to be kiddie stuff, that I connected with the "skateboard" school of design.

    Now I've learned it's related to tattoo art. Which also interests me not a bit, despite being a motorcyclist for over 40 years. But I'll keep those opinions to myself, lest further offense be taken.

    BTW, what's a "professional adult"? I lack any such certification, hate to think I've been laboring as an "amateur adult" all this time and didn't know it.


    No need for sarcasm...You implied this brand was not for adult or at least you did not consider people who wear it to be adults, regardless of age. I am just saying that I am an adult who wears Ed Hardy bc I like it..period. I could go on to my list of accomplishments but I'm not the kind of person that feels the need to brag.

    Again, be RESPECTFUL..
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    Sep 23, 2008 3:31 PM GMT
    It all depends on personal style and taste. If I were to spend that kind of money on clothes I would buy Armani - something simple, clean and classic that I could pair with other pieces and wear over several seasons. If I saw someone my age (40's) wearing the Ed Hardy brand I would immediately think "Mid-life Crisis", whereas younger guys can wear them and look fantastic - Rocco and maverick for example. Your clothes are an expression of who you are (or who you want to be). Even if I can't wear the brand - I enjoy looking at guys who can! icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 23, 2008 3:47 PM GMT
    ORDude saidIt all depends on personal style and taste. If I were to spend that kind of money on clothes I would buy Armani - something simple, clean and classic that I could pair with other pieces and wear over several seasons. If I saw someone my age (40's) wearing the Ed Hardy brand I would immediately think "Mid-life Crisis", whereas younger guys can wear them and look fantastic - Rocco and maverick for example. Your clothes are an expression of who you are (or who you want to be). Even if I can't wear the brand - I enjoy looking at guys who can! icon_cool.gif


    Indeed if i could afford it i would CERTAINLY deck myself out in Versace and Gucci!!!!!!!!! I do love a good sleek assassin like suit.

    Did i mention that i love the fact that certain Ed Hardy pieces are rhinestoned???? The shirt, and the jeans, I've chosen for the party are inspired by Asian dragon tattoos, and the dragons are embelished entirely in rhinestones... In the back of my weirdo mind i'm showing pride in being tattooed, Asian... and gay... oh... and fabulous LOL