Yes, this $375 ‘antifa’ jacket from Barneys is actually real

  • Posted on: 5 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

From The Daily Dot

Those who identify with the antifa movement are against fascism and, usually, capitalism. So, naturally, Barneys is selling an ‘anarchy jacket’ for $375. The military-style field jacket is adorned with an anarchist symbol and various on-brand statements. The front says “REVOLUTION” across the chest with a couple of backwards letters to evoke just the right amount of edge, and the back says “Seek Truth” and “The Devil Made Me Do it,” complete with a small illustration of a devil’s tail. The jacket looks like something that teens have been making themselves for years with sharpies and patches.

After photos of the jacket surfaced online, people began ridiculing it on Twitter.

Lmao pic.twitter.com/uu6ZY5psQ4

— Ben Shapiro is 5'4" (@viperwave) November 3, 2017

Alpha Industries, the manufacturer of the jacket, started off as a contractor for the U.S. military and has a long history of making field jackets and bomber jackets. Angelyn Fernandez, VP of Product at Alpha Industries, said in an e-mailed statement to the Daily Dot said that the inspiration behind the jacket is “self-expression.”

“We have seen resistance to power and authority become a trend in our current pop culture and society, often expressed through fashion,” she said. “Since 1965 the M65 field jackets have been a favored method to graphically express one’s opinion. We developed the Barneys M65 anarchy jacket to encompass the artistic and graphic expressions of individuality.”

But the internet did not appreciate the manufacturer’s effort to try to sell a political movement on a jacket.

*swipes platinum Amex card *
"Welcome to the resistance"

— panamaorange (@panamaorange) November 3, 2017

The Official Clothing Partner of Antifa Ltd

— Max Awfuls (@MaxAwfuls) November 3, 2017

1. Go to the army surplus store
2. Buy a jacket for $17
3. Tell a high school sophomore to write his #edgy thoughts on it
4. Profit

— The Real J Roberts (@NotThatJRoberts) November 3, 2017

Anarchy™ https://t.co/Ghbh2j46hd

— Dr. Pepper 2 (@VirtualPlazaMax) November 3, 2017

FIGHT THE POWER! ANARCHY! (Only $375 from Barneys department store) https://t.co/vycutNHqAv

— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) November 3, 2017

It'll go great with my pre-ripped, pre-paint-spattered, pre-patched jeans and artisanally-soil-rubbed professionally-scuffed sneaks https://t.co/paiu8tiv6U

— Iron Spike (@Iron_Spike) November 3, 2017

they didn't include the saying 'when the people have nothing to eat, they will eat the rich' wonder why https://t.co/DIyWmpaA4j

— Asia Murphy (@am_anatiala) November 3, 2017

“Anarchy cotton blend” is my favorite intentional arrangement of English words since “Sex Pistols MasterCard." https://t.co/K0ElR0wt5n

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) November 3, 2017

Here’s the kicker:

I'm dying: "Dry Clean Only." https://t.co/pJaemFNYL3

— Maria Chong (@mariachong) November 3, 2017

The revolution will be dry clean only. https://t.co/YcCMwJ2Mst

— Dan Lactose (@DanLactose) November 3, 2017

The jacket is dry clean only.

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Comments

1- Go study in fashion design in vain deceptive hop to go up the social ladder
2- Set up a mostly-BS IP-driven antifa struggle among college liberals throughout NA, centered around spook monsters like Trump and gay fake-ass clown Spencer.
3- Get cheap jackets from military surpluses
3- Make gullible, submissive college liberal chicks write slogans on the jackets (in between sexually abusing them)
4- social media BS binary protests
5- ???
6- Profit!

yeah, the whole point was to sell these jackets. You're a genius.

:)

sizes if Emile was the wordsmith for these shirts!

Wow if emile had gotten into spray can graffiti on walls, whole neighborhoods would die from hydrocarbon fume inhalation. Lets be grateful that he has been contained to the relatively harmless non-toxic internet forum typing medium.

i love that word counts scare the meme kids. wait...i forgot to not read this and just reduce it too how small of a word count this comment was. finger for the moon 101.

ps, it takes a shit ton (exactly that amount) of energy to power the internet.

is the word count of this comment a censorable offense in anarchyland? jesus christ...

Here's one old fart that predates memes and social media and I can't stand Emile's crap.

Some old-timey terms are filibustering or "Gish galloping", which assumes bad faith and deliberate sabotaging of the discussions others are attempting OR this person might just be someone who argues in circles to service their messianic complex couched in whatever little pet theories they're attempting to be prescriptive with. My money is on a bot that's placed here to murder on-topic discussion.

That's it! I am going to get rich making 'spacial plenum' jackets!

They need to contain sufficient information in case that's all they read by "big oil" emile so they would have to be longcoats at least.

It will be on the catwalks soon, tough and gay for the idpol generation, drinking lattes with croissants and carrying a hard Italian handbag the shape of a US Army ammo box full of makeup, gloss, kashmir scarves and a dildo in camouflage green,,,,,,,,so freaking mean and kickass

You mentioned so many good things in this post you can be my buddy now :-)

seriously, the idea of emile spray-painting his essays is really funny.

what would be a good emile hashtag? I'm thinking #thingsAreNotThingsInThemselves

“We have seen resistance to power and authority become a trend in our current pop culture and society..." Ok in what period they are living actually and what they are talking about? The "rebellious" Hipster movement?! WTF

Does this even say antifa on it?

Its marketed as an "anarchy" jacket. Has a bunch of slogans and symbols ranging from ron paul shit to blm to anarchy. High end stores and hot topic have sold anarchist shit for years.

Its almost like the person who runs this site has a grudge against antifa and will look for any excuse to take a passive aggressive shot at them. And judging by the first comment, theyre giving their fans what they want.

they're my emile.

("He's not heavy, He's my brother" reference)

Also, not to be a total hippie,

have y'all ever heard the expression

"don't be a troll-gang, you sound like you're about to ask your mom for a sandwich?" it's ancient european philosophy.

Don't defend Emile ... It doesn't even notice or care if you do.

dehumanization for social exclusion...how 2017 you are. scintilating!

it is popular to search for 'the true story' as to 'what is going on out there' and to denounce those who seem to distract from one's search for 'truth'. however, ...

"objective truth" does not mean "in touch with reality", but instead, "in consensus with other truth-searchers"

in other words, it's all about populism, people banding together in the belief that 'they know what's really going on out there'. consensus is never based on 'objective truth' of 'what's going on out there' because objective truth does not exist.

so what we have is people banding together on the basis of their own emotional biases;

"When it comes to basic matters, sharing a perspective on the truth is easy – but when it comes to issues such as morality, religion and politics, agreement is much harder to achieve. People occupy different perspectives, seeing the world and themselves in radically different ways. These perspectives are each shaped by the biases, the desires and the interests of those who hold them; they can vary wildly, and therefore so can the way people see the world.
.
“As Nietzsche saw it, once we realise that the idea of an absolute, objective truth is a philosophical hoax, the only alternative is a position called “perspectivism” – the idea there is no one objective way the world is, only perspectives on what the world is like. … according to perspectivism, we agree on … things not because these propositions are “objectively true,” but by virtue of sharing the same perspective."
-- Alexis Papazoglou for more, click here

people's reactions to 'what is going on out there' speak to their own 'internal struggle' and the banding together around a common perspective is evidence of commonalities in internal struggle.

when you see people coming together; as democrats, as republicans, as communists, as fascists, as people who dislike emile or aragorn, ... don't assume that the people who band together in their applauding of this and denouncing of that, are homing in on an 'objective truth', ... understand, instead, that when this banding together around a 'common perspective' occurs, "These perspectives are each shaped by the biases, the desires and the interests of those who hold them"

the sole source of truth is our own unique experience. the experience of others is not picked up in our voyeur observing. the notion that we can extract 'objective truth' by 'looking out there' at what people are saying and doing is a 'crock'.

people who band together and propound on what they claim is 'objective truth' as in the denouncement of another person's views, are simply participating in " a covert way of imposing one’s own view on everyone else under the pretense of rationality and truth" i.e;

“A core tenet of Enlightenment thought was that our shared humanity, or a shared faculty called reason, could serve as an antidote to differences of opinion, a common ground that can function as the arbiter of different perspectives. Of course people disagree, but, the idea goes, through reason and argument they can come to see the truth. Nietzsche’s philosophy, however, claims such ideals are philosophical illusions, wishful thinking, or at worst a covert way of imposing one’s own view on everyone else under the pretense of rationality and truth”.

hey didnt hitler get off on nietzshe and marx

Hitler could not have been further from Nietzsche's idealism, but very similar to Marx as regards materialism as a scientifically grounded cosmology. (Here I will acknowledge,,,,hah, Godwin's law, just so that hopefully the discussion concerning trendy fashion ends with my post, thanks to your mentioning of the Fuhrer Hitler). Hitler's alluding to the Wagnerian Teutonic myths should not be interpreted as his own iritual leanings, but rather a projection of his megalomaniacal romanticism of the German weltanschauung.

as his own SPIRITUAL leanings is what I meant to type

My Nazi can beat-up your Nazi.

I was hanging out with the guy that made this thing. When he wasn't looking, I dug in my crotch and wiped some crusty spunk on the inside sleeve.

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