Stupid Things In Style: Alexander Wang Bike Shorts

The below email gave me a nice little chuckle yesterday afternoon:


so i was doing my daily shopbop.com browsing and i clicked on my favorite designer, alexander wang. his new runway stuff apparently JUST CAME OUT, so i checked it out. always one to be disgusted by these outrageous prices, i came across the alexander wang bike shorts. i think my jaw dropped to the floor when i saw what they were charging. i am so deeply offended that they would charge such an exorbitant number for BIKE SHORTS. i understand that everything on shopbop is expensive and me going on their website constantly does not help my anger. but to see $395 for bike shorts really did it for me. they weren’t even made out of anything special which totally bugs me out! for some reason it really truly offended me and i felt that the only other person that i could vent to was YOU!

xoxo
jaimie


When first I saw the price on Wang’s Pseudopants, I assumed they were made from leather, snakeskin, or the tusks of a rare, near-extinct breed of rhinoceri. That wouldn’t excuse paying the $395 pricetag, but at least it’d explain the ludicrous cost. Anything crafted from a mix of standard synthetic fabrics just doesn’t merit a number this illogical.

If I’m paying upwards of $400 for SHORTS, that shit better be drenched in diamond dust a la Madonna’s eyelashes. Not made out of fucking rayon and spandex.

In other news, the Council of Jackhole (excuse me) Fashion Designers of America met yesterday morning at FIT in an attempt to address the dire state of the fashion industry. Does Fashion as we know it have a future in le recession?

My advice to the industry? Stop making $395 bike shorts, you money-grubbing bitches. That might give you a fighting chance.

(Thanks to Jaimie for the excellent rant :)).

Comments

  1. rae says

    OMFG… and they need to have a meeting to figure out what’s wrong?? Just another reason to wear whatever the hell you want without regard to “fashion”: who cares what Fashion People think when they can’t even grasp a simle lower-demand-during-recession-requires-lower-prices concept?

  2. WASP Princess says

    Honestly, sometimes I disagree with your cheap JAP-ness but in this case you are 100% right. BIKE SHORTS. i.e. people buy a similar product to sweat in for a living. $400 is ludicrosity and this is why high fashion doesn’t make any money! For $400 those bike pants better clean my house and make me cookies.

  3. says

    this post is hilarious, I completely agree! But incase you would like a pair of over-priced jeans, I’m having a current/elliott jeans giveaway on my blog (www.brooklynfluff.com).

  4. Allison says

    I am in the same mindset as you 95% of the time, CJ. But after reading the points that were made at FIT, I have even more respect for Diane Von Furstenberg and don’t really appreciate her being talked down and lumped together with the rest of them. She understands what women want and what is and is not legal (and ETHICAL) whereas Ms. Wintour clearly does not. DVF also does not grossly overcharge for her items–yes the price tags are higher than *I* would like, but all her cutting, sample making, etc., is done in the US, here in NYC. /rant

    But $400 for bike shorts? UGHHHHHHHHHHHH. I don’t even want to pay a Jackson and change for AA bike shorts.

  5. Essie says

    It’s not just the price that got me it was that it’s the Editor’s Pick at Shopbop.com!!! Seriously?? I mean, will people actually buy these things? I cannot believe anybody, even the trust fund kiddies, would be dumb enough to pay that much for biker shorts. I just can’t!!

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Alexander Wang’s fall stuff just hit Shopbop.com. The biker shorts paired with numerous looks in the fall 2009 show cost $395 and are one of Shopbop’s Editors’ Picks. Cheap JAP reacts: “When first I saw the price on Wang’s Pseudopants, I assumed they were made from leather, snakeskin, or the tusks of a rare, near-extinct breed of rhinoceri. That wouldn’t excuse paying the $395 pricetag, but at least it’d explain the ludicrous cost … If I’m paying upwards of $400 for SHORTS, that shit better be drenched in diamond dust a la Madonna’s eyelashes. Not made out of fucking rayon and spandex.” [Cheap JAP] [...]

  2. [...] Alexander Wang’s bike shorts have hit Shopbop.com. They’re one of the Editor’s Picks – made of rayon and spandex, they retail for an astounding $395. FOR BIKE SHORTS. Cheap Jap says it best. [...]

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