Philip Jacob

Bad Design Strikes Again

· Philip Jacob

Just before I threw out the latest batch of J Crew catalogues that arrived in my mailbox over the weekend, I noticed that they had picked up on the “I’m completely out of touch with reality” motif that Brooks Brothers adopted several months ago.


There is simply no excuse for this kind of thing. We put up with that stupid Lacoste alligator for far too long, but these dinky little whales, golfers and tennis rackets are over the line. Don’t get me started about the flamingo.

There’s a lot going on in the world today.  Iraq.  Climate problems.  Haiti.  The economy.  Oil.  The list goes on.  Clothes like this might as well say “I’m happy in my own private dreamland and reality isn’t a part of it.”