What kind of statement is this t-shirt making?

I came across this t-shirt today.

 Balmain Slashed army t-shirt

Balmain Slashed army t-shirt

The description says: Go for stylishly dishevelled cool in Balmain’s olive green distressed detail cotton t-shirt. Work the runway look by teaming this statement staple with cargo pants and ankle boots for a luxe spin on utility chic. Shown here with Balmain shoes, jacket, pants and clutch.

Price tag? Guess. You’ll never guess…. Are you ready? Are you sitting down? You should… Sit… Brace yourself… Here it goes… Wait… Maybe you should get some water too…. I don’t want you to faint or throw up a little in your mouth… Go… I’ll wait… Yer back? Good… Ready? The t-shirt sells for one thousand six hundred and twenty five dollars. That’s $1625.

I really thought there was a typo. Is this “fashion house” for real? Has anyone purchased this t-shirt? and more importantly, why would anyone buy a t-shirt full of holes that looks like a military discard? We throw our old t-shirts full of holes out. Not buy one full of holes. It’s insulting to my intelligence.

So I ask you: What is the very maximum you would ever pay for an unbranded designer t-shirt? I’m really dying to know. Leave a comment here or fan us on Facebook and leave your answer on the the Wall.

If for whatever reason you actually like this t-shirt, here’s a tip: Wordans sells American Apparel t-shirts for $14.95 CAD and we even have ‘em in Army Green.

American Apparel 2001 Men's Fine Jersey Short Sleeve T

American Apparel 2001 Men's Fine Jersey Short Sleeve T

Save yourself the other $1610.05. At this price you can even afford to screw up your first sheering and slashing attempt ;)

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Valentine's Day: A time to be creative

You all realize it’s Valentine’s Day this weekend, right? Say what you will but I personally love this extra themed day in the calendar-year where I could give a gift to – and receive a gift from – the man I love. Even when I was single I’d still do something for Valentine’s Day. At the very least, I’d mail funny Valentine’s Day cards to friends, just to get some laughs and some smiles (and who doesn’t like getting mail?).

Vintage Valentine's Day card


Everybody knows someone who outwardly detests Valentine’s Day (maybe that person is you) but I’m willing to bet you a million bucks that even these hardened-souls go home and secretly mark the day in some small way. They cave-in because they don’t want to be the ones to pee on a friend’s parade, on their partner/spouse’s or worse, on a kid’s parade. It doesn’t have to be cliché-laden with the sexy apparel or red-velvet-heart-shaped-box-of-chocolates…but then again, maybe it should as it would represent you better. After all, you would make fun of the ostentatiousness that Valentine’s Day has admittedly become, so you can be ironic about the whole thing with your loved one… That works too, no?


Purdy's True Love Velvet Heart Chocolates

Purdy's True Love Velvet Heart Chocolates


My point is, don’t let everyone else tell you how you should feel about Valentine’s Day. Make it your own! If you really feel like it’s a fake-holiday created to support the greeting-card or wedding industries… then don’t buy a card or propose (or allow yourself to be proposed to) on February 14th. It’s as simple as that, isn’t it?


I myself am proud to be a low-key-yet-cheesy-type-of-gal for Valentine’s Day. I do the whole breakfast-in-bed-with-heart-shaped-French-toast-dusted-with-icing-sugar-thing for my man, which he loves. Try this recipe from The Food Network or this one from Canadian Living (you just need a giant heart-shaped cookie cutter). This year, staying true to myself, I’m designing lounge pants for him. He spends his nights in them when we’re alone at home but they’re pretty generic. The ones I’m making are custom and will always remind him of my love for him (I know, I know… Please contain your laughter ;) .


So, I chose navy blue sweatpants. On which I’m positioning a design I created, on the upper right thigh that says “Ljubim te“, which means I love you in Slovenian (he’s Canadian-Slovenian) and the kicker is that I’m flipping the design 180 degrees so that he can read it when he looks down (kinda like in the image below). Awww, are your teeth decaying from the sweetness? Hehe.

Valentine's Day lounge pants

Valentine's Day lounge pants

I haven’t been working at Wordans for very long but this whole design-your-own-stuff has really opened my eyes to the infinite possibilities! Check it out, you can customize your own t-shirt or tanktop or hoodie or sweatpants or tote bag for yourself, for colleagues, for friends, for family or for the kids in your life.


So for Valentine’s Day, show-off your creativity! Be ironic, be sexy, be funny, be sarcastic, be bitter, be romantic… Just be creative! You can choose one of the designs we already have, or you can upload your own! AND, until February 15th, get a 15% discount on your order by using the code: Love – as you check-out.


How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Are you planning anything special? A DIY project? We’d love to know!


Image sources: Flickr Creative Commons howieluvzus, Purdys.com, Wordans.com

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