Monday, May 19, 2008

Five Men's Fashion First Impressions

The lovely Pam from Square Old Soul found this $495 Hollywould bag in the May edition of Elle's online shopping guide (in fact, it's listed under the category "What to buy RIGHT NOW"), and had to know what the Five Men thought of it.

I second that emotion, so here we go:

Brother, age 13: Is it a tree or some sort of handbag? It looks like one of those trolls with the crazy hair.

Brother, age 18: I don't know....but it would make a good friend if I was stranded on an island.

Brother, age 21: This is it? This is a purse??? Hmmm... (makes a series of confused grunts and sighs) It's interesting. It looks like that character from the Muppets. It's decent. I like it.

Father: (Laughs) Oh god. It is a self-referential non sequitur and nobody cares.

Boyfriend: I could see the professor from Gilligan's Island making that as a contraption to get in touch with the mainland. (Starts walking away) What is it, by the way?
Me: It's a bag.
Boyfriend: It's a bag?? I thought it was, like, a GMO pineapple.

Dying to hear the men's thoughts (or, more specifically, their confusion/rage) on a particular fashion item? Email me! daddylikeyblog@gmail.com

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL! Gotta love the men!

Anonymous said...

not to scream "I'm an extremely immature sixteen year old!" or anything...
but that purse hella looks like Spongebob's house


-Lanika

WendyB said...

I think it's sweet when a lady loves her plant so much she can't bear to leave it at home.

Meg said...

Can we arrange for me to spend more time with your dad?

Mladen said...

What is the application process to become the 6th man?

I realize that I'm not bloodrelated to you, neither am I your boyfriend. But I would put my whole heart into these situations, and reap my title of SIXTH MAN.

Thank you, and God bless America.

(written and supported by "Mladen for 6th man")

Bekah said...

OMG LANIKA
first of all, that's one sick name you have there (sick in a good way)
but I was thinking the same thing I was about to say
I wonder if spongebob comes with it!

Princess Poochie said...

That bag confuses even me.

What the heck?

Luv
Poochie

PS - Your Dad rocks!

Anonymous said...

Seriously Elle thinks we all need to buy this right now? Do we also need to all start wearing leggings and doing coke? That will be one magazine I will not be adding to my "must read" list. But I am in my 30s and living in the midwest, so I'm probably just way out of touch.

Grace said...

That is a terrifying bag. And their comments about it were hilarious!

Pamcasso said...

Thank you so much for having the men comment on it! I didn't want to cloud judgment when I sent it to you, but I thought it would be excellent for storing a shrunken head!

Matt said...

You'd have to be working that "Oh, it's fun bleeding into irony" angle pretty hard to pull this off. The vapid, neon-coated, always smiling, glassy eyed so the furrowed brows of Indie/revival/hardcore/metal boys might notice you look.

And that just doesn't seem you at all. Or maybe I'm just missing it's potential with a nice, light summer dress.

Henry said...

Would you try to match your clothes to that bag? Because I think you'd end up looking like the Chiquita Banana girl.

Claire said...

haha, that bag looks like it's a picnic basket wearing a fright wig. I love your dad's comment.

Joanna Goddard said...

hilarious, i love your men! :)

laila said...

I'm with the BF on this one. And OMG, I LOVED Gilligan's Island when I was younger. I always identified with Gilligan, wanted to be Ginger, and had a crush on the Professor. It was a confused time in my life.

Henry said...

Also, I second Mladen for 6th man.

chiactivate said...

If you're a fruit vendor or a gardener this will make the perfect purse, otherwise it will just look...weird?

Mladen said...

^^^ holy crap a pinebushka!!!

lisa said...

In a pinch it could double as a Swiffer!

katie-lilga said...

"It's decent. I like it." ha ha decent that's great. it would be interesting to get their impressions on some american apparell item, porno style photo and all. if you havnae done so yet that is!

Jessie said...

I seriously think that it must be a joke.

la petite fashionista said...

hahaha someone at ELLE got paid a whole lotta money to put that on the "MUST BUY NOW" list. yikes..

Matt said...

Important note!: If you made something similar yourself out of a coconut shell and assorted household materials I'd be really impressed. Like MacGyver impressed.

If you don't remember just wikipedia it.

On Track said...

That bag is pretty scary, this is a hilarious post :D

enc said...

Hilarious.

Thomas said...

Your dad is hilarious. A self-referential non-sequitor and nobody cares? The smartest thing I've read online all day.

I was looking for your link on my blog roll to check it today and realized - you're not on my blog roll. (Don't worry if you don't have any idea who I am.) Anyway, I fixed that.

Jamie, Shad and Shiloh said...

maybe the green fringies double as floss.

la femme said...

Stupid bag.

I love the "what men think feature".

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