Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Attack of the 50 foot twink

There's a fairly new billboard on Green St. that I have to go by on the way to work every morning. It's a huge black-and-white Abercrobie and Fitch ad, with some shirtless, twentysomething, heavily waxed, twinkie guy on it. It just occured to me that the ad doesn't actually have the advertised product in it anywhere.

So I guess this really means the only thing A&F sells is the label, not really the clothing.

8 comments:

The Squire said...

It took you how many years to figure this out?

Anonymous said...

confoosamanya! what's a twink?
MFN

Narc said...

Yeah, I know. Sometimes I'm slow on the uptake. In my defense, most of my exposure to A&F has involved something at least peripherally related to clothing.

M: Some fag hag you are. Twink

Matthew said...

I preferred the guy --- er, I mean, the one before it.

Narc said...

You will have to remind me what that billboard was, then. I assume you're not talking about Lambada's "Burrito's as big as your head" billboard.

Matthew said...

Narc,

It was another A&F billboard (went up in August, I think). It had a shirtless guy, with jeans unbuttoned at the top. The guy was more my type (although still a twink), and at least they featured the actual clothing in that one.

btw, I wouldn't consider the current billboard to be a twink. He may be smooth, etc., but he doesn't have the twink look, if you know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. What a comment on our society that you're all this excited over a billboard.

Narc said...

Hot, shirtless guys are always exciting, billboard or not. In fact, I think that's pretty much A&F's business model.