Wale’s Elitaste disses Ed Hardy

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Wale’s Elitaste disses Ed Hardy

It’s not secret that I have distain for Ed Hardy and “Ed Hardy Guy” and have waged a personal war against the latter. (Just like I waged a victorious campaign against “Shiny Shirt Guy”, “Trucker Hat Guy” and “Striped Shirt Guy” before him.)

Chris R sent me the info on Elitaste dissing Ed Hardy:

Let’s face it, most of the people who read this site probably hate Ed Hardy as much as Wale does. I used to hate Ed Hardy. And don’t get me wrong, you would never catch me wearing it. But here’s what I’ve realized about Ed Hardy (and you can throw Von Dutch, Christian Audigier and Affliction in there too), as much as I hate them, never before has a clothing company told you so much about the person wearing it. With the rise of streetwear over the past few years, you have all these kids aspiring to be something or associated with something, but with Ed Hardy, there is like ZERO irony in wearing it. People genuinely think it’s cool. They aren’t TRYING to be cool. They actually think they’ve achieved coolness and that Ed Hardy is the tits when it comes to t-shirts (or trucker hats with roses and rhinestones). The poor decision-making that goes into incorporating Ed Hardy into a wardrobe is very telling about someone’s taste and thought process. With that said, I have turned my disdain of Ed Hardy into something of a human litmus test; a sort of fashion iodine that exposes douchebaggery. Although I think athletes can be exempted from this, as I saw Michael Beasley get turned away from Villa (a very hot club in LA) for wearing Ed Hardy. He just doesn’t know any better.


It’s about time. Maybe the world is changing.

For the better.

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
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3 Comments on "Wale’s Elitaste disses Ed Hardy"

  1. The G Manifesto
    06/04/2009 at 8:08 am Permalink

    You want irony?

    Yup the fashion line is totally un-cool.

    People with real Ed Hardy’s tattoos? couldn’t get a cooler tattoo unless you had a time machine and visited Sailor Jerry in Hawaii.

  2. The G Manifesto
    The G Manifesto
    08/04/2009 at 6:58 pm Permalink


    True that.

    I was always a “Gil the Drill” fan myself.

    Tattoo Mania, mid 90’s, Hollywood.

    – MPM

  3. The G Manifesto
    f mills
    05/08/2009 at 11:55 am Permalink

    It is better to have an Ed Hardy tattoo than an Ed Hardy tee shirt……….

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