May 6, 2008

I'm not bitter

I'm sure I am not the only one who has noticed the Mr. Men trend. They're very 80's which I of course love, and I have the Stubborn one because, well, I am. But now Junkfood is starting to butcher the look! It's too, I dunno how to say this, modern. The brand is taking it too far I guess. But I'm getting very bugged. They're starting to pop up on hoodies and yoga pants, and now panties?!?! It must stop! Roger Hargreaves, author of the Mr. Men books (yes, they were books first) in case you are too lazy to google it, must be ashamed of these wretched creations.

So I love the simple text and picture shirt, but these must die.

Great pick-up lines:
^What is wrong with Ms. Bad's funky expression???
Unnecessary designs and/or text:

^I could picture this at Limited Too. BFF!^I really hope this wasn't an attempt to mix Mr. Men (80's) with The Beatles (60's).... ^Rinestones. I can only ask WHY????^It's back and it's on a hoodie

Pants!!!:

^Here comes regret.

^Back of a pair of pants. She's on your butt.^Now she's near your crotch.

Now she's ON your crotch:
^Magic in your panties?
^If you scroll up there is a pair of pants where Ms. Chatterbox is on the butt. Kinda funny.

Here, I'll refresh your brain with something sensible:

Photo credits, though they might not want to take credit: 80stees.com, teeshirtsrock.com, gap.com

26 comments:

Erin said...

Bleh, that is pretty bad. I remember reading the books when I was little! I don't want them to be corrupted by mindless bubble-headed consumers!

K.Line said...

You are right - the embellishment is totally out of hand. K

aziza said...

I know exactly how you feel about those shirts. A while ago, when people first started wearing them, there was that cute irony but now that *everyone's* wearing them, they're just trying too hard.

WendyB said...

I just feel like stabbing people when I see adults wearing these. The irony was over about five years ago. Move on!

molly said...

oh i agree! lets keep the little miss/mr. man tshirts simple!
haha loved it when you said "here comes regret"

molly said...

oh i agree! lets keep the little miss/mr. man tshirts simple!
haha loved it when you said "here comes regret"

Natasha said...

I kind of hate any slogan tee that discusses being attractive, looking for someone, or anything of that nature. 'too hot to handle,' 'i love my boyfriend,' or 'you don't have a chance' shirts are all so silly.

She's Dressing Up said...

Oh no, designs on gym pants are never a good way to go, especially these!!

Sugar Pop said...

ew, the pants are (for lack of better word) "ew" :(

Cloe said...

haha, they are terrible!i am not trying to be naggy, but like, why am I like not on your link things, like, i just thought i was on it, but you don't have to , ijust thought so. but like you don't have toadd me, well, you probably hate, me. but the shirts are icky as hell.

Fashionable Obsessions said...

Lol, too funny.

Meg said...

they have them on underwear now?! Wow! I have a little Miss Sunshine t-shirt but thats not bad. the other ones you posted were pretty bad.

Ragamala said...

I've never had a mr.men shirt, but I've seen so many people wearing them lately! mass-production deters me from wearing a certain item of clothing, don't you agree?

devon maid. said...

Yeah, I couldn't agree more
how much longer are junk food gunna use up valuable space on their website to promote these monstrocities?(Sp)

great blog by the way - i love your style!

x

Jello on Springs said...

aww thanks, I shall have to stalk you too now, you're the cutest, i love the photo shoot with your friend in the previous post

and yea these t-shirts are really lame

Denise said...

i still have the books they are soo cute! i want a shirt like that but unfortunately i havent seen one in germany yet.

i tagged you btw!
xx

On Track said...

Wow! I used to read these books when I was a kid, I never imagined that one day they would be all over tracksuit pants

Ana said...

I would find it a little disturbing to have a little man on my crotch.

The Stylish Wanderer said...

I really hate these shirts and sayings..ick

capturedlife said...

i want "looking for mr happy" so badly

Rachie-Pie said...

erggg so over doneeeee!!they were cute but now you can get them everywhere even in cheapo high street store for like £4!!

poppy lee said...

your blog always makes me smile. roger hargreaves would be mad, you're right!

the iron chic said...

Wow! Thanks for your enthusiastic comments!
Mr.Men stuff should be reserved for babies only...I bought my nephew a Mr.Happy t-shirt cause well, he is!

lisawarninger said...

you are so funny!!! I love it.

Andie said...

Haha, oh my i have to say i cracked up at this post tavi! You're truly brilliant and keep on writing! But i think its about time Mr Men went to go die.

Sonja Katanic said...

This made me laugh so loudly, omg. The comments are the best. "Now she's ON your crotch."

These are wretched though, I agree.