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Fabworthy: American Apparel Poplin Reversible Vest

Hello my name is FabSugar and I'm addicted to American Apparel. Okay, now that I got that out of the way, I can go on and on about how much I adore this Poplin Reversible Vest, $36, that comes in eight color combos.

The first thing that appealed to me is that it's reversible - coolness. If one day I am feeling blue, I can wear the light blue side. If the other I am feeling dark, I can wear the black side. Heck, if I'm feeling really excited, I can wear bright turquoise! I also love that it looks so crisp and clean against a white tank. It would spice up any old jeans-and-t-shirt outfit in an instant. Fabworthy indeed!

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imahoopie imahoopie 9 years
American Apparel?!?! Did you know that it's CEO, Don Charney, suggested in an article for the July 2004 issue of Jane magazine that women who complain about unsolicited sexual come-ons at work are simply suffering from a “victim culture” and that “Out of a thousand sexual harassment claims, how many do you think are exploitative?” before opining, “women initiate most domestic violence.” Reporter Claudine Ko interviewed Charney for the Jane magazine article and stated that right in front of her, while she was conducting her interviews of him, Charney received oral sex from one of his female employees, and then went on to masturbate in front of Ko about eight times. He also uses girls as young as 15 in his controversial soft-porn ads (often taking the photos himself in his apartment using girls he finds on the street)? He has also been sued four times for sexual harassment. He also admits to hiring only girls that he wants to try and sleep with (polaroids are taken of all applicants, even those applying to be a cashier), and he usually wears only his underwear during work meetings, sometimes masturbating in front of his staff. He also posts photos from Penthouse in the factory as well as in stores. And he openly admits all of this because he sees nothing wrong with his actions. So why would anyone support this pig by buying his clothing?! The company promotes itself as a leader in fair labor practices (high wages; no outsourcing, etc), but I think the sexually charged environment he has created is just as exploitative. Plus he's a union buster! For a great summary of all this go to http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_26/b3939108
cocca cocca 9 years
:kool: love american apparel!
cocca cocca 9 years
:kool: love american apparel!
SoupeDuJour SoupeDuJour 9 years
that doesn't look like it's worth $36. It looks unfinished and like someone could sew that for 5 bucks. Not digging it either.
amyinthesky amyinthesky 9 years
I like this vest look, and may have to try it. I don't know if I can pull it off, but I've never worn one, so might as well try!
high-d high-d 9 years
i like the vest, but can't stand AA
GQ_send GQ_send 9 years
this trend with the vestm shirt and the short short has to die. The symbolic meaning of the vest has been lost.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 9 years
Loves it!
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 9 years
Loves it!
redegg redegg 9 years
Blah, can't stand vests for some reason.
McCubcakes McCubcakes 9 years
can we do an outfit tag for this vest...mccubcakes likes...but totally deft on how to apply it fashionably...
AlliJean AlliJean 9 years
My bf is obsessed with AA. I was turned off of AA a few months ago. I bought a swimsuit from them and I couldn't return it. It's my own fault for not reading the fine print though. Tip for others: Don't buy their swimwear online.
vienvien vienvien 9 years
Blahhhhh
MiyabiNa MiyabiNa 9 years
I'm a total AA junkie as well~ so many comfy, cute and simplistic styles...I make an order about every other month! I too was eyeing this vest..lol
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
hahahaha all i can think of whenever i see an American apparel ad/pic is the "virtual" conversation i had with miss cocca. i think she said how some of their ads were a bit raunchy and had in-your-face sexuality. then i said i think the reason why they're a bit raunchy is because the photos looked very raw and were very reminiscient of 70s porn. In other words their ads have that "Boogie Nights" vibe into them. Okay now i'm definitely going off-topic here. my bad. lol.but i like the vest. i'm a vest girl so i might purchase one. i'm just afraid taht vest migt go out of style.
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
hahahaha all i can think of whenever i see an American apparel ad/pic is the "virtual" conversation i had with miss cocca. i think she said how some of their ads were a bit raunchy and had in-your-face sexuality. then i said i think the reason why they're a bit raunchy is because the photos looked very raw and were very reminiscient of 70s porn. In other words their ads have that "Boogie Nights" vibe into them. Okay now i'm definitely going off-topic here. my bad. lol. but i like the vest. i'm a vest girl so i might purchase one. i'm just afraid taht vest migt go out of style.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I'm not sure if I'd wear it but it looks good on the model.
tickintime tickintime 9 years
I'm not a vest girl.
tickintime tickintime 9 years
I'm not a vest girl.
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Oh so fabulous!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Oh so fabulous!
CamillaCat CamillaCat 9 years
not digging it, but thanks for sharing!
ktjones ktjones 9 years
no a big fan of the vests!!
ktjones ktjones 9 years
no a big fan of the vests!!
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
so cute!!
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