Marc Jacobs $70 teeshirt was pulled off the shelves of Nordstrom and some other stores after complaints of the graphics of a boot on the spendy little T were shown to be almost exactly like the graphics used by a Neo Nazi group called Skrewdrive ,one of the first white-power rock groups on their “Boots & Braces”. The combat boots were the cover for their album.
A Spokesperson for the brand said, “It has been brought to our attention that the imagery on a T-shirt of ours is similar to that used by a band,”.
“We were not trying to make a connection to that band or make a statement of any kind. We have removed the stock of the shirt from our own stores and offer our retail partners the same opportunity.”
Sak’s is still selling them. It was noted by some observers on Gawk, the site that first called attention to the fact of the graphics, “I think people who pay 70 bucks for a T-shirt aren’t hanging out at grimy punk…hangouts, nor should they be responsible for not knowing the fact that their new shirt is a ripoff of a Skrewdriver shirt.”
Which prompted the reply by another observer, “I feel like people buying $70 T-shirts are clueless about a lot of things.”
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