Dear Ed Hardy: Please Stop the Madness

Popular designer releases line of intimate lingerie

By Marcus Riley
|  Monday, Apr 13, 2009  |  Updated 8:50 PM CDT
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Would You Wear It?

www.edhardyintimates.com

We understand that fashion is all about personal taste, but is this really necessary?

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It's the night you'd been waiting for. After several dates and increasingly flirty conversation, she's agreed to come back to your crib. The candles are lit, the wine is flowing, your "Gettin' the Booty" iPod playlist is working its way through the speakers, and after a few minutes of couch calisthenics she excuses herself to "get into something more comfortable." She comes back wearing significantly less than she had on before, and unveils her new ... Ed Hardy Intimates lingerie. Someone please cue the needle scratching across the record.

It's bad enough you have to put up with the d-bag at the club wearing the matching Ed Hardy jeans, shirt, hat and belt, but now there's a chance your gal might be wearing this fashion abomination close to her nether regions. In fact, if the marketing brains behind Ed Hardy are looking for help with a slogan for their new line, here's a suggestion -- Ed Hardy Intimates: The Anti-Viagra.

Usually in this space we suggest events around Chicago that we think you should check out, but if nobody attends the Ed Hardy Intimates Fashion Show at Enclave on April 23, we won't be disappointed.

Better yet, maybe someone should organize a demonstration and picket in front of Enclave. Or, perhaps we can convince Steve Dahl to organize an Ed Hardy Clothing Demolition Night at the Cell.

Either way, we think Mr. Hardy's time is up (please see Von Dutch). But on second thought, maybe he's actually doing us guys a favor, because if the Green Heart Skull Boyshort is the last thing you see before doing the horizontal boogie with this girl -- you can't claim later that you weren't warned.

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