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Shirts without random triangles (or any sense whatsoever):The five biggest d-bag shirts

UFC 116 is only hours away at the moment, and the season two premiere of Jersey Shore only weeks away, it seems that America is at the apex of d-bagdom...we hope. And nothing says "I'm a d-bag" than the brand of shirt he's wearing. (Well, that and his hair). So in honor of both SWRT has put together a list of the Five Biggest D-Bag Shirts. Consider this your own personal Richter scale of d-bagdom.

5. Warrior
With all the skulls on MMA gear, it takes a lot to raise the level to a near-satanic level. But with Warrior seems to do that, and at the same time turns the whole genre into self-parody. With a logo that features a helmeted skull with horns, the brand screams "Hey honey, would you consider being my ritual sacrifice to Baal for the night? And I mean that literally?" Or at least it thinks it does. It really comes off more like the kind of wannabe lameness of Motley Crüe's Shout at the Devil days, rather than the more serious tones of Black Sabbath or Iron Maiden. In a word, poseur.




4. Xtreme Couture
If it weren't for Randy Couture's involvement in this, the name of the clothing line would probably come off as being more poseurish than it sounds. Seriously, "couture" is supposed to mean the highpoint of fashion- hand sewn, one-of-a-kind dresses that show the designer is a master of his craft. It doesn't mean cheaply-made mass-produced t-shirts that MMA fighters walk out in. And as for the "Xtreme" part, it's so 90's dude. And it hasn't had the cache it did after Rob Liefeld abused the word (and literacy as a whole) in comic books.

3. Silver Star
The new kid on the block, at least for crawling out of the slime into the mainstream-wise. This is for the d-bag who wants to say that he's not following the fashion trends of the in-crowd, when that's exactly what he's doing.

2. Ed Hardy
Last year, this would probably made it to the number one spot. But then Jon Gosselin started wearing them, and the whole brand jumped the shark. Now it's only past reputation that's kept this one going, but not for long.








1. Affliction.
Was there any doubt? Affliction has and still is the trend-setter when it comes to d-bag shirts. Even with the other brands (and even mainstream clothing lines) trying to keep pace, Affliction is still the innovator of d-bagdom, and not the imitator.








Hall of Fame: The wife-beater.
Need I say more? While there's nothing intrinsically wrong with the classic a-shirt, walking around in one as your sole above-the waist article of clothing just reeks of d-bagdom. Nothing has ever been ever to touch it.

And before you ask "What about Tapout? Tapout had been more of a follower than a leader in the d-bag shirt industry. And besides, as a brand it's closer to being mainstream than the other MMA-related apparel. Wearing it around now means you're either old school or  you're a wannabe posseur. No gray area whatsoever.


Syndicated from Shirts With Random Triangles
UFC 116 is only hours away at the moment, and the season two premiere of Jersey Shore only weeks away, it seems that America is at the apex of d-bagdom...we hope. And nothing says "I'm a d-bag" than the brand of shirt he's wearing. (Well, that and his hair). So in honor of both SWRT has put together a list of the Five Biggest D-Bag Shirts. Consider this your own personal Richter scale of d-bagdom.

5. Warrior
With all the skulls on MMA gear, it takes a lot to raise the level to a near-satanic level. But with Warrior seems to do that, and at the same time turns the whole genre into self-parody. With a logo that features a helmeted skull with horns, the brand screams "Hey honey, would you consider being my ritual sacrifice to Baal for the night? And I mean that literally?" Or at least it thinks it does. It really comes off more like the kind of wannabe lameness of Motley Crüe's Shout at the Devil days, rather than the more serious tones of Black Sabbath or Iron Maiden. In a word, poseur.




4. Xtreme Couture
If it weren't for Randy Couture's involvement in this, the name of the clothing line would probably come off as being more poseurish than it sounds. Seriously, "couture" is supposed to mean the highpoint of fashion- hand sewn, one-of-a-kind dresses that show the designer is a master of his craft. It doesn't mean cheaply-made mass-produced t-shirts that MMA fighters walk out in. And as for the "Xtreme" part, it's so 90's dude. And it hasn't had the cache it did after Rob Liefeld abused the word (and literacy as a whole) in comic books.

3. Silver Star
The new kid on the block, at least for crawling out of the slime into the mainstream-wise. This is for the d-bag who wants to say that he's not following the fashion trends of the in-crowd, when that's exactly what he's doing.

2. Ed Hardy
Last year, this would probably made it to the number one spot. But then Jon Gosselin started wearing them, and the whole brand jumped the shark. Now it's only past reputation that's kept this one going, but not for long.








1. Affliction.
Was there any doubt? Affliction has and still is the trend-setter when it comes to d-bag shirts. Even with the other brands (and even mainstream clothing lines) trying to keep pace, Affliction is still the innovator of d-bagdom, and not the imitator.








Hall of Fame: The wife-beater.
Need I say more? While there's nothing intrinsically wrong with the classic a-shirt, walking around in one as your sole above-the waist article of clothing just reeks of d-bagdom. Nothing has ever been ever to touch it.

And before you ask "What about Tapout? Tapout had been more of a follower than a leader in the d-bag shirt industry. And besides, as a brand it's closer to being mainstream than the other MMA-related apparel. Wearing it around now means you're either old school or  you're a wannabe posseur. No gray area whatsoever.



Posted originally: 2010-07-03 15:07:00
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