Fashion Grifting

It never stops with these people. Apparently Stasi Barbie has a new “athleisure” line of clothing.

We live in the dumbest timeline.

73 replies
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    biff murphy says:

    Made in China, and not subject to any tariffs… Just figures.

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    ThresherK says:

    For those of you with a few extra pounds, their athleisure pants come with plenty of lebensraum.

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    Momus says:

    And its mane in China of all places.

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    dr. bloor says:

    Stolen from Twitter: Moron 5.

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    germy says:

    They advertise atheleisure as perfect for carrying a weapon.

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    drunkenhausfrau says:

    Makes it easy to spot them and avoid them like the plague they are.

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    Steeplejack (phone) says:

    Band name: Ilsa and the She-Wolves.

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    Ohio Mom says:

    I think I get it: red (well, maroon), white and navy with stars. Where are the stripes?

    I have flag socks and a hat, I wear them to watch the Fourth of July parade and to anti-Trump rallies.

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    dr. bloor says:

    @drunkenhausfrau: “What are you wearing right now?” during a Tinder follow-up convo takes on a whole new meaning.

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    laura says:

    Mr. Cole, I think your headline needs adjusting – should read as Fascist Grifting.
    And thank goodness there’s now an overpriced option for stretch pants that I can unsafely and insanely stash a weapon in.

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    jeffreyw says:

    @Steeplejack (phone): I have that soundtrack! Great Movie!

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    Chyron HR says:

    ICE Girls.

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    debbie says:


    I’ve yet to see a she-MAGA that would fit into this stuff.

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    Tomi Lahren is a preposterous person.

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    jonas says:

    When your agent vaguely implied it was a new Gap brand.— Schooley (@Rschooley) August 24, 2019

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    Amir Khalid says:

    I’m not a dedicated follower of fashion so I could be missing something here. But just what distinguishes this stuff from Tommy Hilfiger or Ralph Lauren or Abercrombie & Fitch or any of them other brands?

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    dr. bloor says:

    @Amir Khalid: They probably paid factory workers in Asia even less than Hilfiger, et al. Also, those other brands are built to survive more than two trips to the washing machine.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @Steeplejack (phone): Gestapo Barbie and the Goosesteppers

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    MomSense says:

    Oh FFS. I think I had some Wonder Woman pajamas with stars on them when I was in first grade.

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    PPCLI says:

    @Steeplejack (phone): Grab-’em-by-the-Pussycat Dolls

    [Not my invention, can’t remember where I saw it.]

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    Raven says:

    @Amir Khalid: They seek him here, they seek him there. . .

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    @Raven: The Scarlet Pimpernel? Or am I making that connection up?

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    Ceci n est pas mon nym says:

    @Amir Khalid: White stars on a blue background, vaguely suggestive of the American flag and hence it’s your patriotic duty to Der Orangführer to buy them rather than those other heathen designs.

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    Spanky says:

    Doesn’t look like enough room to stash an alligator in those things. Sad!

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor:

    You’re not making it up!

    They seek him here, they seek him there —
    Those Frenchies seek him everywhere!
    Is he in heaven? Is he in hell?
    That demn’d elusive Pimpernel!

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    Spanky says:

    And what ain’t stars on a blue background is red & blue “camo”? Classy!

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    Yarrow says:

    Band name: The Traitors.

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    Spanky says:

    Scanning Ms. Laksmi’s twitter feed, “Motley Shrews” caught my eye.

    ETA: “Eva Braun and the Bunkerettes”, also too.

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    Manifest Destiny’s Child

    Baaahahahaha 🤣😂

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    rikyrah says:

    They are all grifters😠😠

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    ThresherK says:

    @MomSense: Since the boffo movie a few years ago Wonder Woman pjs may be making a comeback.

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    realbtl says:

    @Amir Khalid: h/t for the Kinks reference, one of their less well known gems.

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    @Amir Khalid:

    But just what distinguishes this stuff from Tommy Hilfiger or Ralph Lauren or Abercrombie & Fitch or any of them other brands?

    With the exception of Hugo Boss, this is the first ‘fashion’ line made by and for Nazis!

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    Wag says:

    Plastic Oh No Band

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    PPCLI says:

    @Amir Khalid: But are you a well-respected man about town?

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    Mai naem mobile says:

    From the headline I thought you were talking about Ivanka getting another six trademarks from China the same time her daddy was ordering US companies to stop doing business with China. You couldn’t make this shit up.

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    Yarrow says:

    Wonder when they start showing up at T.J. Maxx. I bet shoppers there would be all, “WTF? Why do these yoga pants have this weird pocket?”

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    Hungry Joe says:

    Rosa and the Klebs.

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    I wonder what the models in this photo thought?

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    oatler. says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: They seek him here, they seek him there —
    Those Frenchies seek him everywhere!
    Is he in heaven? Is he in… well!
    That demn’d elusive Pimpernel!

    Bowdlerized it for you per the David Niven film version.

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    laura says:

    @Amir Khalid: because MOAR FREEDOM! Amir. It’s intended to differentiate from those who just, you know, have some gym clothes.
    Like Paul Bronks, Pearl’s from Myrna is a beacon of north in these perilous times:
    Myrna Tellingheusen (@PearlsFromMyrna) Tweeted:
    I’ve been a mall walker since before you were born.

    I INVENTED athleisure wear.


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    joel hanes says:

    Name this band

    The Cunning Stunts

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    Yarrow says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: With modern facial recognition software and social media, it sure seems like it would be easy to find out who the models are. I wonder if they’re supporters of this kind of product or just there to do a job.

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    I knew it! The Scarlet Pimpernel is BARACK OBAMA!

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @realbtl: Amir knows his music! He did even before the for the girl and her gang (I haven’t been around enough to keep up with the count).

    @Amir Khalid: I saw an old guitar player pal in (a band and its progeny I saw a lot in college/grad school and we’ve stayed in touch)at a house concert last week. He played much more on acoustic than his strat. For a surprise >55 birthday gift I’m getting him a cool capo.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: “Spell my name right on the check.”

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    Ah, thanks! Never saw the Niven version. Cut my teeth on Leslie Howard/Merle Oberon, and I remember seeing a surprisingly enjoyable (TV miniseries, I think) remake with Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour.

    But to tell the truth, any of those might have employed the Bowdlerised language, and my own mind substituted the obvious rhyme! Would need to watch them again to be certain.

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    Mandalay says:

    Here’s a real bargain for those running low on T-shirts….

    Gillibrand has resorted to hawking T-shirts to anyone willing to chip in $1 to get her on the debate stage.

    “Time is running out to get a FREE Gillibrand 2020 t-shirt if you donate $1 toward securing Kirsten’s spot on the September debate stage,” said the candidate in one of several fundraising e-mails this month promoting the offer.

    “Offer valid only for supporters who make their first-ever donation to Gillibrand 2020,” she noted in the fine print.

    The shirt — a USA-based, union-made, cotton/polyester blend — retails for $30 on the candidate’s campaign store.

    And a former staffer had this recommendation…

    “I don’t know that anyone even wants to see her on the debate stage. Everyone I have talked to finds her performative and obnoxious,” said a former senior staffer in Gillibrand’s Senate office.

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    zhena gogolia says:


    leslie howard

    ETA: My bad, I didn’t realize Niven did it too

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @Gin & Tonic:Or at least spell it plausibly close.

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    zhena gogolia says:


    I’m pretty sure Howard says “hell.”

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    Mike in DC says:

    “Panic at the Walmart!”

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    Groucho48 says:

    @zhena gogolia:

    As I recall, he pointed suggestively down and waggled his eye brows, instead of saying hell.

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    Conservatism and Con Artistry are both Cons.

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    Ripley says:

    “Panic! At the Discount Bin”

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    sdhays says:

    @Spanky: That was my question. If they don’t have a place for your pocket alligator, GTFO.

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    david says:

    Wait until the first injury/death takes place due to gun nuts finding out that cheap spandex can’t properly holster weapons.

    Tami may not realize it, but she just bankrupted herself with this little scheme.

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    sdhays says:

    OT: Dump has “second thoughts” on escalating trade war with “Jyna”.

    I have second thoughts about everything

    “Thoughts” is doing a lot of work here.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @PPCLI: Nah, Amir’s too busy lazing on a sunny afternoon. ; )

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: There was a 1999 TV version starring Richard E. Grant and Elizabeth McGovern as Sir Percy and Lady Blakeney that was just OK except for the guy who played Chauvelin, oh, my word, he was dead sexy. Martin Shaw. I think that was the beginning of my idea to sketch out a sort of reverse-Pimpernel, where the revolutionaries were actually the heroes. Still in process. ; )

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    Misamericanthrope says:

    Fatherland Vocal Band.

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    leeleeFL says:

    @A Ghost To Most: winner of the Internets right here folks!

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    leeleeFL says:


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    Gelfling 545 says:

    @Amir Khalid: Made by a gen- u- whine patriot! ( in China)

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    Anya says:

    I got a Twitter suspension for saying whoever wears that gets a choice to get in the ass in reply to

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    LuciaMia says:

    I had to look up who Tomi Lahren was.

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    jonas says:

    @LuciaMia: I’m sorry.

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    jonas says:

    @sdhays: His staff rushed to “clarify” that his second thoughts were about going so EASY on China.

    They don’t even try to pretend they’re not wearing clownshoes anymore. They’re just owning the humiliation like bosses.

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    @Raven: He’s a dessicated follower of fascism…

    (ETA: RIffing of course on the classic Kinks cut:

    They seek him here, they seek him there
    His clothes are loud, but never square
    It will make or break him so he’s got to buy the best
    ‘Cause he’s a dedicated follower of fashion

    Ca’t post the link in an edit, damnitall – but Google & ye shall find…)

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    Heywood J. says:

    The Pussycat Trolls.

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