Posts tagged with "t-shirt" - Faerye Net 2007-08-02T13:05:26+00:00 Felicity Shoulders Threadless's 'Girly' t-shirts -- the tragic flaw 2007-08-02T13:05:26+00:00 2008-06-03T12:39:14+00:00 <p>I&#8217;m the first to admit that I <code>&lt;3</code> <a href="" target="links">Threadless</a>. A quick estimate would indicate I have at least ten T-shirts from them, and I always want more. However, I recently bought a new one, and have discovered a problem. </p><p>I always knew that there were problems with buying the &#8216;girly&#8217; version of a Threadless tee. For one, they&#8217;re made by sickening progressive-poseur brand <a href="" target="links">American Apparel</a>. (link is to an article touching on AA&#8217;s union-busting, exploitative advertising, sexually harassing work-environment, et cetera&#8212;<span class="caps">PDF</span>) For another thing, because AA is so devoted to their skinny nymphette images, the largest size of &#8216;girly&#8217; tee Threadless can offer is extra-large, and that extra-large is smaller than a Gap large. I&#8217;m seriously considering ripping the sleeves off some of these suckers so I can expand the arm hole. Anyway, all that was known. But such is my <code>&lt;3</code> of Threadless that, when the populace has consumed all the medium &#8216;Guy&#8217; shirts on offer, I occasionally pop for the XL &#8216;Girly&#8217;.</p><p> <p>Well, I may have to recalculate. I bought this shirt recently:<br /> <a href="" title="A Dark Night - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever"><img src="" width="350" height="200" border="0" alt="A Dark Night - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever"/></a><br /> Perhaps the picture is a bit small, but take a look. Click through if you like. Now, imagine the helpful model picture isn&#8217;t there. How long would it take you to understand the conceit of the design? </p><p></p> <p>And how long would you be comfortable staring at that design to figure it out when it&#8217;s stretched over my non-nymphette frame on a protesting background of nymphette-friendly American Apparel cotton? </p><p></p> <p>Exactly. No one gets the shirt because they don&#8217;t want to stare at my bosom that long. This constitutes a huge flaw in the Threadless girly tee system.</p></p>