2014 seems such a long long time ago these days:
And speaking of flashing back, the ribald T-shirt is Joe Montana-approved, so there’s that.
[UPDATE: Katie Dowd of the San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate weighs in here. And here’s Jacquelyn Quinones of KRON-TV. And KCRA-TV of Sacto (or Sac, or Sactown – the list for Sacramento goes on) weighs in as well.]
And yet, here comes City Target West. at Geary and Masonic on the west si-iiide:
I dare you, Gentle Reader, to purchase this SAN FRAN shirt and walk about town.
“Balderdash,” Caen wrote. “The toughest guys on the old S.F. waterfront, neither rubes nor tourists, called it Frisco, and no effete journalist would have tried to correct them.”
Uh, $900 for this? So, you’re not a fan of this particular team, or that one, no no – you’re a fan of SB50 itself? WTF to that. Who on Gaia’s Green Earth would wear this thing, and in what context?
Let’s see here, are you a rich, born-rich philanthropist kid (named Lurie) who thinks you deserve a medal for foisting SB50 upon us and sending the bill? Then here’s your jacket. Or are you a Mr. Magoo of a Mayor (named Edwin) who wonders WHYDON’TPEOPLELIKEMEITMUSTBEBASEDUPONRACISM after makaing a poorly-thought-out handshake deal? Again, here’s your jacket. (But under no circumstances should you wear this thing in public – just hang it in your closet.)
Oh, what else. Oh, you see the gold star in a field of fifty? That’s SB50, the only one that matters, apparently. (But IRL, SB LI will be a bigger deal than SB50, sorry. Just you wait!)
Oh, and what’s the forecast for the “Big Game?” Not a chance of rain and temps in the 70’s? Well, then let’s break out the Type A-2 flight jackets you know, for the “warmth?”
Also, “Dunk High?” WTF?
CRAFTED WARMTH FOR THE BIG GAME
The SB50 Nike Speed Destroyer Men’s Jacket celebrates a major milestone in the game’s history with premium embroidery, historical details and gleaming gold accents. A warm wool blend, leather sleeves and lightweight insulation help keep the cold at bay in the stands and on the street.
Wool blend and lightweight fill provide insulation
Leather sleeves for a premium look and durability
Full zip with snap storm flap helps block out the elements
Rib cuffs and hem lock in warmth
Front welt pockets, chest zip pocket and interior zip pocket
Interior storm-flap embroidery commemorates the date of the game
Fabric: Body: 55% wool/45% polyester. Sleeves: 100% cow leather. Lining: 100% nylon. Fill: 100% polyester.
Do not wash or dry clean
Back in 2006, Nike designers began a mission to re-craft iconic sports apparel in the most technical materials they could find. The ubiquitous American varsity jacket was an obvious choice for the experiment that would become Nike Sportswear. Raiding the All Conditions Gear (ACG) innovation cache, they found fabrics, laminates, and bonding methods that could brave nasty weather but still look fresh. The first Nike letterman jacket was for an imaginary team called the Dunk High Destroyers, and limited numbers were produced. The next version got even more technical, but the Destroyer name stuck.
No no, what you really need is a nice T for this Super Bowl. Just $150! What’s a 2000% markup, you know, among friends?
Nike should gather up all its tacky, overpriced, unsold SB50 merch and then have a big bonfire on Monday.
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Here’s the latest on this one:
Critical Mass window smasher was wearing T-shirt advocating non-violence by Evan Sernoffsky
Oh, I read it as The Union is Our Strength. And I thought, oh, I guess that makes sense.
But the real quote is much better.
Anyway, here’s the front of the shirt – it depicts the UFW eagle morphing into a white winged dove* with a sprig of laurel:
Anyway, this is some excellent blogging from Evan Sernoffsky…
*Well, only a regular dove, but it’s just like the white-winged dove.
Via KQED – oh, I see.
Interestingly enough, elements of the designerly community plus a North Bay tech firm’s marketing department are colluding to ban our current Oro en Paz, Fierro en Guerra City of San Francisco rising phoenix flag and replace it with something like Chicago‘s, or something.
Until that time, look forward to more 41510-style SF/Oakland mashup logos from our SFPD Academy.
This was the promise, seven long years ago:
Oh what a day! What a lovely day:
This is, by far, the best use of MUNI’s Snake Logo ever.
Order now, and you’ll be looking Chic in no time.
What would it be like if buses in San Francisco were Catbuses…. They’d be called “MEWNI’s”!
This shirt design is inspired by the CATBUS from Hayao Miyazaki’s film “My Neighbor Totoro” and San Francisco bus “MUNI”.
Women size T-Shirts are printed on Bella brand shirts. Please be advised that it is recommended that you select a size larger than you’re regular size to ensure a more comfortable fit.”
*Saying, “Enjoy the candy” while handing over the gun? Good one, MUNI!
Is a genuine orange shirt from the California Department of Corrections a prestige item on the Streets of San Francisco?
Yes it is:
Perhaps I’m jumping to contusions, but this large crew of aggressively-lounging bike riders certainly appeared to be trying to send a message to a pair of area bike robbers making the news lately.
Strike a pose:
And what does that T-shirt say? It’s all, “WE KILL BIKE THIEVES.”* How charming!
(I’ve seen lots of bike meetups in the Panhandle, but usually people ride off or start picnicking. Instead, this crew just sat around and glared, for hours, kind of like the guy on my JetBlue flight to DC a couple weeks after 9/11, arms crossed, standing near the cockpit and just staring at everybody just waiting for somebody to try something.)
I’l tell you, I’ve ridden the Panhandle bike path thousands of times in the early morning hours, after zero-dark-thirty, and I’ve never seen or heard of anything like this. Similar attacks occurred on the McAllister bike route in the projects / projecty Friendship Village Apartments near Webster, about ten years back, purportedly with a “lead pipe” (that probably wasn’t made of lead, but anyway).
Who knows, perhaps news of this kind of meet-up will spread, through word-on-the-street, until it reaches ears of these strong-arm robbers.
In any event, this small series of crimes certainly now has the attention of the SFPD – we’ll see how it goes. I’ll tell you, it’d be nice to have a retired/out-on-disability cop monitoring a network of London-style, high-def** crime cameras for the night shift of Park Station, but I don’t see anything like that happening soon. Oh well…
*$35! “Take an aggressive stance against rampant bike theft with this bold, reflective graphic statement”
**I suppose we already have a kind of video network, what with local business cameras on 24-7 plus the low-def SFPD cams, but this is nothing like the high-def cams what a town like Stockton***, CA has…
***The cops over in Stockton laugh, just laugh at the SFPD’s low-def crime cam setup.