#12 – Christian Audigier

28 10 2009

Christian AudigierChristian Audigier is an arsehole, but the bogan loves him. Despite not knowing who he is. Despite being his personal billboard for years.

Mr Audigier is the plastic-faced French fashion designer who has unleashed the visual misery of not just Von Dutch, but also Ed Hardy on cities worldwide. His technique is devastatingly simple: repackage Californian redneck pop art from the 1960s by printing it on hats and t-shirts, get some trashbag celebrities to wear it, and then affix astonishingly high prices to the products.  The bogan is willing to structure its entire month’s wages around the acquisition of one of these products.

“Von Dutch” was actually a Californian mechanic and car pinstriper named Kenneth Howard, who worked from the 1950s until dying of alcoholism-related causes around 15 years ago. His estate sold the rights to use his creative works to a Japanese conglomerate, who then on-sold them, and they eventually wound up in the filthy paws of Audigier. The brand’s time as genuine fashion was fleeting, before the bogan became aware of the brand and began paying $110 for a trucker cap bearing the logo.

Ed HardyOnce the Von Dutch trend waned, Audigier returned with something even more obnoxious – Ed Hardy. Hardy is a Californian tattooist and artist who sold the rights to use his 1960s tattoo work in 2002, which were once again snapped up by Audigier in 2004. The subsequent clothing line features retro tattooing (skulls, flames, predatory animals, and other things bogans like) covering large tracts of the garment, with t-shirts selling for between $150 and $250.

Bright metallic print and glitter is regularly present. The bogan, like a moth to a light globe, is drawn to the opportunity to display fashionable torso tattooing at venues that demand the wearing of clothes. If the bogan is able to afford multiple Ed Hardy garments, it can also indulge its short attention span by donning a different garment the next day, and hence a new set of tattoos. Being able to display large tattoo art in a nightclub or shopping centre environment increases the confidence of bogans, and makes it feel closer to Hollywood.

At the conclusion of the Ed Hardy fad, Audigier will retreat to his lair, flip through a retro pop art book, and plan his next cynical attack on the salary of the unwitting aspirational bogan.

Update August 2010: As predicted, the fad has waned, with the Australian division of the company placed into administration (hopefully contributed to in some small way by us). That said, it is likely that Audigier will return in a new, toxic guise. When this occurs, we shall fight it.


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28 10 2009
I point and laugh at you

A classic nouveau bogan trait- wearing clothing which garishly emblazons the brand name all over the body of its wearer. Why wear an Ed Hardy hoody or that Diesel t-shirt you bought in Bali if the brand name doesn’t smack the face of each person who walks by.

In an act similar to the peacock displaying it’s bright tail feathers to court a peafowl, this penchant for adorning one’s self in horrid glitter and metallic print spattered garments can only be interpreted as part of a disturbing attempt at attracting the opposite sex.

On another note- what a treat, two blogs in one day, keep up the great work guys!

28 10 2009
kriles76

Mambo v2.0?

28 10 2009
Harold Holt's Floaties

Yes garish branding is definitely another hallmark of the bogan wardrobe. Another great example of this has to be those huge sunglasses with Dior written down the side – they are appalling.

1 11 2009
HAH!

“has to be those huge sunglasses with Dior written down the side”

Thats not just a bogan thing. lol Still tho, pathetic if people like looking like fly’s

1 11 2009
HAH!

Spelling?! Hah

29 10 2009
I point and laugh at you

Spot on HHF!! A short stroll down Chapel St will reveal that this phenomenon has hit plague proportions. My ears are still ringing from the hideous in your face pair of Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses that a classic nouveau bogan was displaying on the weekend.

1 11 2009
David

Mixing up your sayings. How Bogan

20 05 2010
TheMon

Don’t forget Quicksliver, Diesel & Abercrombie. It’s like free advertising but the bogan is happy to wear these labels & not be paid. Here’s a tip all you chapel St dickheads… you look stupid!

27 05 2010
Beccie

I love the way they’ve bought into doing free marketing for cashed up multi-nationals.

29 10 2009
Sheila (@stinginthetail)

ah – now i know who to blame.

this kind of sheeple dressing has been going on a long time – most of the 60’s hippies weren’t actually hippies in any way shape or form – they just wore the outfits. Same with every generation – there are always lots of followers who think they can be different by wearing the same clothes as all their friends.

1 11 2009
Armando

True, but the nouveau bogan has taken it to the next level.

1 11 2009
dazz

I think wearing Brand names is secondary, since most of us can be accused of this sin from time to time. Moreover the celibrity endorsement, $$$ and individuality through conformity make this a classic sign. As a rule, if you can name a celeb wearing the Brand you just purchased, you probably shouldnt have.

Rock on.

1 11 2009
Ally

Top work people – this is by far the best stuff out there at present. As soon as I saw Warwick Capper on TV, wearing an Ed Hardy T-shirt after his ‘prize fight’with Big Del, I knew that was going to be the kiss of death for it… Warwick Capper – The Bogan’s Bogan

1 11 2009
bec

Ah yes, but Capper straddles the great old/new bogan divide. He is liminal in his application of both flanno and waaaaaay too much Gucci Envy.

21 05 2010
TheMon

Beautifully put Ally. I met Warwick years ago. He was talking loudly whilst doing a workout & admiring his hair in the gym mirrors. A true super bogan & proud of it.

1 11 2009
??

i’m a born and breed toorak resident and a couple of these ute driving tradies have started to buy apts around here. vile.

1 11 2009
harold holts floaties

you snobby fucker – thats worse than a cashed up bogan

2 11 2009
hi

hehehe 😀

1 11 2009
Lee

A little bit of jealousy perhaps? All of a sudden realised that a successful tradesman can make a very, very comfortable living for himself even more so than your insignificant little self?
Or is it the fact that people actually work for a living and get their hands dirty, rather than sponging off the family?
Crawl back into your hole.

16 11 2009
??

no darling, its a little apt under 500,000 NOT anything over that amount (thank god).

6 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

Bogan.

15 12 2010
Matthew of Mount Lawley

One of the worst things to happen to Australia has been the ability for trades people to earn above average/high incomes. It is how Ed Hardy Australia has lasted this long.

20 06 2015
bmpscafe

😏 I agree. What a dick. 😂

2 11 2009
Kimberly

Gee.. this sort of makes me sick, you think they are vile when they are just normal people like yourself.. This website is funny but it is sad that people get on here and bag each other out for what clothes they buy.. I know I buy Elwood and Billabong clothes and I feel sorry for people so caught up in their little worlds that they find pleasure in picking fun at the so called ‘bogan’

4 11 2009
Duncan

I feel sorry for people caught by the lure of brand names! Fair enough if it’s just because they make quality clothing, but I don’t think that’s the motivation behind many purchases of that sort of stuff.

16 11 2009
??

elwood and billabong?? i feel sorry for you

21 05 2010
TheMon

A fit ute driving tradie is undoubtedly more pleasing to the eye than a flabby arsed pen pusher in a suit. (like your husband)

27 05 2010
Jacqueline

I’m not a bogan by any stretch but your comment is not only irrelevent to the topic at hand but also completely ignorant. If proving to all that you are a moron is what you were trying to achieve, congratulations. I’d say you’re just jealous of successful people. Now wouldn’t it be funny if your house fell down around you? Poor little princess and rat on a leash wondering which “vile” creature is going to rescue her from the rubble and ruins and rebuild her almost certainly gaudy and tacky mansion. God forbid the men with the brains and the braun touch the building materials that are to become your house. I’m sure the feeling is mutual about you and your good-for-nothing self. All you are to anyone is a bank account, don’t forget that. If you were anything more, you’d have something more relevant and intelligent to say because it would prove that you’ve had an education instead of a spoon-feed. By the way, broadcasting the fact that you have money is extremely bogan – THAT is the topic at hand. I bet you wear grasshopper sunglasses with Dior splashed down the side, don’t you daaaarling? Toffs never realise how incredibly funny and bogan they are because they are so wrapped up in themselves. Do the world a favour and go back to bed or stop breathing or something, stupid.

1 11 2009
??

…. forgot to add. gucci, d&g, dior, prada is now completely out. lv and chanel is getting dangerously close to being also being the bogans brand of choice too (see footy wag slags bragging rights in the fashion style sections of the hearald/sun). dont forget breast implants and botox cosmetic cosmetic choices for the bogan slags. most undertaken cut price in thailand

11 01 2010
Joel

It isn’t so much the brand or the product, its the way people wear it and use it. Anything in excess or out of context is never going to look good.

27 05 2010
zipper

?? is obviously a satirical character parading as a toff. ?? psoting on this forum had me crying with laughter. Hilarious stuff. The giveaway is the word ‘slags’. No self respecting toff would dare use such a bogan word. Keep it coming, daaarling (ie. bogan in disgiuse)…

1 11 2009
Bec

While I have to say this blog is making me laugh and it is very clever, I think it’s a little mean to find it “vile” that tradies are moving to Toorak. To come from working class beginings, work hard, save, invest and better your situation is not how I would decribe a bogan. That’s incredibly impressive and perhaps more admirable than receiving that lifestyle on a platter.

1 11 2009
Scott

Bec got it right. You people are just snotty douchebags looking to feel superior to someone. I’m just a bit more to the point about it. I hope each one of you gets your ass kicked by a bogan.

10 01 2010
Siobhan

Well, the snotty douchebags sort things out with words.

You bogans, you sort things out with knives. Right?

1 11 2009
Zipper

Scott and Bec are spot on here. The snotty douchebags can go and sip their lattes and console themselves of their intellectual and fashionista superiority. Bogans ‘ave feelin’s too ya know 😦

PMSL!!!!

(I hope using that anacronym is a bogan trait too)

2 11 2009
Emmersynn

Oi! Bogans like lattes too you know! And that.

6 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

they got ’em at hungry jacks an’ that.

1 11 2009
Zipper

BTW – I hate Christian Audigier, but do like some of the original Ed Hardy stuff. And I’m enuff of a bogan to admit it loud ‘n’ proud!

1 11 2009
Rod

Wanting to move into Toorak is a sign of galloping boganism in itself. Look at Eddie McGuire, King of All Bogans, as soon as he scraped up the dough, Bam! he was off.

27 05 2010
TheMon

Yep, Toorak is for old farts with botox & hemorrhoids.

1 11 2009
berihebi

Are thongs still bogan? I’d like to think they are but in terms of popularity they seem to have crossed the divide into the mainstream – pity.

1 11 2009
Rod

Dou you mean foot thongs or arse thongs? I am a fan of both but wouldn’t be caught dead wearing either. And especially not both at once…

10 01 2010
Siobhan

Foot thongs are not typical to Australia. Or bogans.

I call them flip-flops though. Because that’s what they are called, where I originate. Also, flip-flops sound less … well, it (in my opinion) is more descriptive of the product at hand. A ‘thong’ is traditionally a strap of leather, and I don’t actually understand the connection between it and the ‘plugger’. I do however understand the word ‘plugger’ and its association with the footwear.

1 11 2009
Zipper

This story is bound to send the author of this blog into apoplexy:

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,28383,26285926-5007192,00.html

1 11 2009
xenienx

I read something once about Kenneth Howard aka von Dutch being a white supremacist of some description

10 01 2010
Siobhan

It is true. von Dutch was a white supremacist. His name was bought for the label. Or rathe, it’s not an uncommon name, but the one that the label is derived from, is the one that you are referring to.

It should come as no surprise though. I mean, who stormed South Africa, but the Dutch?

10 01 2010
Siobhan

I just realised that people might think I’m being serious.

I was just trying to draw a misaligned parallel, which is where I think the rumour started.

It is a fact however, that he was a blessed alcoholic, and why shouldn’t his name be king amongst the bogan? He lived a similar life. A tradesman that died of cirrhosis. And anyway, Compton is the wrong place to be racist.

1 11 2009
KL

I have strongly avoided buying an Ed Hardy clothing due to it’s bogan status. I was in the USA earlier this year and was staggered to find genuine Ed Hardy t-shirts at Costco (equivalent of Big W) for sale for $US27! The same t-shirts that these imbeciles here in Australia pay close to $200 for! I couldn’t stop laughing for the rest of the day!

1 11 2009
Steve

Bogans…true bogans….can’t afford Ed Hardy…they shop at Jay Jays…then when they’re older…at Lowes

2 11 2009
Non-bog

I think only one thing is wrong on this article…..Bogans get the fake versions of this brand, not the real ones, they couldn’t afford it after purchasing all the necessities …drugs, smokes, grog.

2 11 2009
Mavis

Finally, someone taking the piss out of Christian Audigier. I live in France and here he is portrayed by major commercial media as a “successful French business man who’s conquered the world and is a household celebrity”… some of the docos on him are quite nauseating, and become increasingly so with every new surgical intervention or botox injection. Audigier is proof – although somewhat at a higher economic echelon than most – that there is such a thing as a French bogan. In fact, there are lots of them. While you might not see that many cruising around the posh part of Paris, they are everywhere… tracky dacks, ugg-boots, hotted up peugeots and mullets… in fact the best mullet I’ve ever seen in my life was on a beefy-looking boge wearing his grey trackies pushing a trolley round a K-mart type establishment in a French country town. Man look liked he’d grafted the fur of several ferrets onto his head. Back to their cars… in fact here a Peugeot 207 is the French equivalent of a Holden Commodore hands down. Obviously news that hasn’t quite made it to Kew or Brighton…

5 11 2009
Mien

You sound like a bogan who migrated to France…

I am french and have been living here for over 2 years and I can tell you there are a lot more bogans here. Audigier is not selling that much in France, he is known in the media as the french man with out money who went to live the dream in the US and manage to create several brands to sell to all the bogans of the world… but you won’t see much Von Dutch or any Audigier-empire brand in France. There has been some pretty bad things shown on him but he is coming from nothing and now has a fortune so as a true bogan he is showing it and I don’t see what is bad in this. He is a nusiness man and knows what drives the bogans is envy, so if he shows, others are trying to imitate him and he will sell more (trivial economic laws). He is not getting loans to buy what he buys, he is a smart bogans (and I am sure there are plenty around) who used not so smart bogans to be where he is now. The blog is not criticising him, it is criticising those who made him what he is.

As for the Peugeot 207, you don’t seem to understand that most french people don’t care about big cars. This is why we don’t have V8 and only a few V6… For us a car is only a way to go from point A to point B.
Here I content myself with a small hyundai and can’t stop laughing when I see guys in their big Commodores and feeling important because once they leave the car they realise their existence is meaningless.

I will only give you one piece of advise, come back here, you seem to be missing the true bogans and even thgouh French people really like Australian, you may be one of the few they will never like…

17 11 2009
Mavis

I didn’t say his products were popular here – in fact they seem non-existent, thankfully. I don’t think the crap he makes would appeal to people here anyway. But for some reason M6 and TF1 love to show documentaries on his “fabulous” life as a successful French expat as well as inviting him on talkshows from time to time. But frankly he looks like a cheesy wanker who has to pay Michael Jackson and Britney Spears to turn up at his “pipole” parties for 5 mins. And don’t even get me started on his “best mate” Johnny.

I understand all too well that some French people don’t particularly care about big cars. Why the hell would they, there’s no room? But then there are many others who do, who drive around Paris in 4X4 or who speed along the streets and autoroutes in their porsches, mercedes and BMs. And you’re forgetting about the kékés en province. My point was that a Peugeot here is as common and banal as a Commodore, yet Australians drive around in them (Peugeots) as if they were Ferraris.

You don’t sound French at all, apart from your spelling mistakes. Have you ever been beyond the périphérique? There are bogans everywhere. French bogans I said. So, naturally their cultural programming and appearance is different. But they are nonetheless another variety of bogan! And don’t tell me to come back to Australia. Why would I want to do that and hang out with all the bogans there, including you?

And frankly I don’t care whether the French like me or not. Je m’en tape! Isn’t that what living in France is all about anyway, not giving a toss about what other people think?

2 11 2009
Zipper

The tshirts at Cosco are not genuine Ed Hardy. You can get the same replicas in Thailand and China for $5. They’re knock-offs. I know ’cause we bargain hunter faux-bogans know how to save a buck : )

2 11 2009
Zipper

A true bogan can spot a knock-off and the real deal ten knuckle-dragging paces away…

2 11 2009
KL

Zipper…..i am 50% American and i can guarantee you Costco does NOT sell knock off stuff. It’s a massive national chain and would never get away with it nor does not need to. Everything there comes with the genuine tags etc same as the ones they sell here for $200.

Clothing in general is extremely cheap in the USA when compared to here. I bought a new pair of Asics Kayano’s for $US80, which here cost $AUD240. We get ripped off over here big time.

3 11 2009
Matty H

Agree, no fakes at Costco, but head on down to the fashion district in down town LA, and the streets are lined with fakes. To me they all look the same. Fake or real, its BOGAN!

2 11 2009
hi

this article is hilarious!! so true

2 11 2009
3 11 2009
Kondor Man

Ed hardy t-shirts, who the frig would wear these horrible things? What really puts me off is losers (read heroes to bogan trash) like Mick gatto and Sam Newman wearing these things. Nothing worse than seeing fat, old morons strutting around in clothes a lot of younger people wouldn’t be caught dead in.

3 11 2009
Zipper

Whoie the fuck would use the word ‘frig’ in a sentence when the correct proper usage is the word ‘fuck’, as in ‘who the fuck’ or ‘what the fuck’ (followed by an exclamation mark or question mark depending on the intent) or ‘who gives a fuck’ (who cares), or ‘I couldn’t give a fuck’ (I do not care), which leads one to ponder all the many usages of that marvellous and multo-purpose word,’fuck’ rather than ‘frig’. There’s ‘get fucked’ (go away), ‘fuck off’ (also go away), ‘get the fuck outta here’ (you’re kidding), ‘fuck me dead’ (well, I’ll be), ‘fucking hell’ (oh, dear), ‘I’m fucked’ (I’m tired or I’m in real trouble) and ‘this is fucked’ (I can’t figure this). The word ‘frig’ just does not have the same impact. Try ‘frig off’, or ‘frig me dead’ or ‘get frigged’. One has to wonder just who the fuck would use the word ‘frig’ on an online post. Fucked if I know!

4 11 2009
Lee

Fuck yeah!

6 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

well worn classical hand tooled jokes are the best!
great point lee.

10 01 2010
Siobhan

Maybe some people prefer not to pull out the expletives, and show on the first draw that they are unable to express themselves in an unoffensive manner.

The first to swear is the first to anger.

Furthermore, swearing in general is usually a ‘filler’. A way of adding expression, without any real intelligence.

“Oh shit.” or “Oh fuck.” where an “Oh!” would have sufficed.

Better yet, say nothing at all.
Speak less, say more.

4 11 2009
reality

ROFL if this isnt the death of ed hardy i dont know what will be….

13 11 2009
david bowies labyrinth crotch

au contraire, there’s nothing the Bogan enjoys more than to indulge their indignant solidarity against the posh caaaaaaaarnts who have no clue or care about Ed Hardy (other than its ugly, overpriced and neither exclusive or boutique). Middle class ‘gangsters’ looking flush on their credit lines, sales heading north, top shelf Bollinger band looks pushed, breakout expected.

13 11 2009
Zipper

Oh, I say, my good man. Spiffing essay. Shall we discuss it further, say at Tattersalls? We can have a jolly good snort over a port and a fine Cuban. We know hot live, don’t we? Snigger snigger.

16 11 2009
??

i think ed’s market share just went down big time

4 11 2009
Zipper

Yes, this is a powerful blog! The world is watching. RIP Ed Hardy!

4 11 2009
brad

?? if that is your real name, i would love to move next door to you.Every morning i would start up my v8 ute at 5o’clock and warm the engine up for at least an hour,while this was happening i get my blue heeler to shit on your lawn while i turned up the volume top notch of my faviorite radio station mmm,then when you came out to complain a good old fashioned head kicking would be in order,and then i would invoice you for the new blundies that ihad to buy!

4 11 2009
Zipper

….only if you’re wearing Ed Hardy undies!

4 11 2009
Lee

Too flash zipper, seven days in rio for me mate!

16 11 2009
??

we’ll you’ll have start saving in your generation and to the next 3 more to afford to live next door to our family. you could also wish for a lotto win, but your lot are never lucky in this life (or the next for that matter).

16 11 2009
Zipper

Do they teach you ‘write proper’ in your school system, too?

18 11 2009
??

typing quick knobhead

18 11 2009
Zipper

to ??

That’s MR Knobhead to you, if you please.

Merci Bien

5 11 2009
Calvin

Spotted today on Westgate Freeway Melbourne – Ed Hardy 4×4 Spare Wheel Cover, in Black Gloss Viynl, with Tiger on it – Pitty the car in question did not have a personalised plate.

6 11 2009
#20 – Painting « Things Bogans Like

[…] immune, and often fall victim to the bogan’s uninhibited brush strokes. It is possible that Ed Hardy is so treasured that it is not worn during these impressionist excursions, although it is also […]

11 11 2009
jason

your an idiot

11 11 2009
Zipper

Jason, an idiot is someone who doesn’t know his ‘your’ from his ‘you’re’.

It’s ‘you’re’ an idiot as in ‘you are’ an idiot.

In YOUR case you used it as a pronoun.

Your : (a form of the possessive case of you used as an attributive adjective): Your jacket is in that closet. I like your idea.

However, YOU”RE incorrect in YOUR usage of YOU’RE!

10 01 2010
Siobhan

*YOU’RE

Don’t you hate it when you mess up, whilst trying to correct people.

It fucking [filler word] sucks.

11 11 2009
Mim

I think you are also forgetting the many bogans who wear their FAKE BAPE shirts proudly. Anyone with half a brain would know that the average bogan does not earn the wage necessary to fly half-way across the world just to visit one of the few exclusive BAPE chain stores in order to get a simple $60+ t-shirt with either a monkey or a”BAPE” slapped across the chest area.

BOGANS take heed – stop defaming cool shit!

12 11 2009
I point and laugh at you

Well guys, it looks like your work is starting to pay off, a Melbourne night club is leading the charge in banning the nouveau bogan from entering!

Check the following links!

http://www.inthemix.com.au/news/aust/44894/Ed_Hardy_more_banned_in_militant_Melbourne_dress_code

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/dress-codes-to-keep-trendy-louts-out/story-e6frf7kx-1225796707930

22 11 2009
Roman

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2009/04/13/124-hating-people-who-wear-ed-hardy/

Clearly the authors of this site are white.

Clearly you’re unaware of the purpose of the above site – TBL

23 11 2009
El Tel

Its all coming together. Ed Hardy car seat covers and air fresheners.

http://www.autoexpressions.com/Ed-Hardy

16 12 2009
#49 – Faux Lesbianism « Things Bogans Like

[…] the bogan does revolves around drawing attention to itself. Be it the highest hair, the most garish Ed Hardy t-shirt, the most fluorescent laces on its shiny new Dunlop Volleys, the biggest guns or the largest […]

17 12 2009
jp

So… When ed hardy shirts die off, so what? Is that really the problem? The same douchebags will find an equally offensive shirt to wear. The question is: what will it be?

1 02 2010
spam

Every one there is a good face book site “I hate the Rolling Rock Nightclub in Noosa and the ed hardy douches part 2” please join and tell your friends

2 02 2010
S-Man

Wow! Surely those photos are not for real. Nobody could be that much of a douche.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?v=wall&ref=search&gid=276188212540

2 02 2010
Zipper

Here yers go…the final word!

2 02 2010
S-Man

Most excellent.

24 02 2010
28 02 2010
JimmyMac

I read Fail Blog, and was delighted to come across this entry: http://failblog.org/2010/02/25/sign-win-3

If it’s on the Jersey shore
it’s not coming through the door.

{NO [illegible] NO Ed Hardy NO Christian Audugier NO exceptions}

The first one is “no affliction”, which is another one of those “I’m tough but very easily marketed to” clothing brands. TBL

🙂

5 06 2010
Clint_Cottesloe

Today I had the unfortunate experience of coming across a bottle of ‘Ed Hardy’ vodka at the liquor store. It was very depressing.

9 08 2010
#164 – Full-body rigidity « Things Bogans Like

[…] Armed with this brawny riposte to pretty much any situation, the bogan knows that it itself is never lacking in hardness, despite offering daily stream-of-unconsciousness Facebook status updates complaining about rising interest rates, the price of everything, or the portion sizes at sit down restaurants. Indeed, a bogan down on its luck will confidently diagnose that it is in fact too hard for the world around it, and that other people, minerals, institutions, and cheekbones need to harden up in order for the bogan to receive its well-deserved fair go. The softness of a bogan’s gut is not actually softness – it is the consequence of hardening up and devouring two quarter pounders and massive can on the way home from the velvet rope queue. To prove the hardness, it will clad the gut in the hard snarling tiger on its hard Ed Hardy t-shirt. […]

11 08 2010
8 09 2010
Carl

Thank you for consistently spelling ‘arse’ correctly.

12 09 2010
SD

I went to Spotlight this weekend (do not be judgmental, I can only afford Spotlight on Sale). And ye Gods there are now kits for metallic transfers onto tees that you can mix, match and layer (the designs i.e.) including I think arrow through heart thingys and the like. Glory days for the inner creative in the Martha Stewart watching femme bogue – no wonder Ed Hardy went bust.

13 11 2010
Stephanie

Don’t own any Audigier – but do own a couple nice genuine Ed Hardy Shirts. However, unlike the bogan I am smarter. I don’t pay what the average person pays because I plan. Now – I don’t feel like a fool paying $50 – $180 bucks for a t-shirt. However, I do like the design of some of the more subtle Ed Hardy shirts. When I wear one (once in awhile) I feel a little special but that does not make me a bogan. Based on the list of what bogans like, you really can’t like anything. Makes no sense to me.

19 11 2010
Michael

Why is it that no-one has spotted the bogan addiction to Kappa brand clothing? With their logo, the bogan male is enabled to parade the big-haired, big-busted silhouette beloved of Big-Rig drivers when in chromed form. What’s more, the bogan male is able to display his disinterest in actively engaging with the fairer sex, as his own idealized silhouette is faced away from that of his secret lust-object.

These brazen semantics are plastered, typically, across the backs of shapeless polyester windcheaters; or (better still) down the sides of nylon trackie-dacks, which when worn “commando style”, ensure that the bouncing, semi-tumescent, uncircumcised member evidences the pleasure he finds when hanging out in shopping centres or on Russell Street with his mates.

Kappa-wearers unwittingly provide an endless source of wondrous delight, especially for those who – like me – like nothing better than being fucked up the bum by a trashy drunken westy-boy with bad teeth, who then denies being gay without even being asked. Gotta love those man-made fibres!

21 04 2011
JD

Ed Hardy clothing makes me shiver…
Sam newman wears it! Mick Gatto wears it!! enough said
Although, the new one seems to be G-STAR RAW
ewwww the bogans are trying to be european and classy *spew*

5 05 2011
Not Australian

All Australians are bogans.

This is coming from an outsider who spent a year in Australia and loves Australia. You are all bogans.

I have never met an Aussie who has admitted to being a bogan. A bogan is always someone else. As far as I can tell; being a bogan used to be about sporting a mullet, driving a muscle car, and getting into fights.

After reading this blog however it seems that being a bogan today is about how loudly you proclaim yourself to NOT be a bogan. Overcompensation. The snobs on this forum are quite bogan. “oh look at me I’m laughing AT the bogan…surely I am not one of those….” It’s the same as carrying a big Gucci bag that says to the world “I’m not a bogan, i have money and taste!”

I love Australia. You people are wonderful. But you’re all so embarrassed by your Australianess. Coming from the states, I’ll take a bogan over a redneck anyday. You all should be proud that you live in a country where most of you can dress and look as tacky as only a few Americans (like the ones living in Malibu) can afford to. Most people in America do not dress as well as you Aussies do. And we do tacky so much better than you guys do also. Our houses aren’t as big or as your houses are either. And our public radio is not as informative, and as highbrow as your public radio. But the difference between Aussies and Americans is that Americans don’t suffer from an inferiority complex like you Aussies do.

So if you’re a bogan..so what? People in the states pay good good money to look like bogans. Enjoy your beautiful country. I’d trade living in southern Calfiornia for Australia any day. You guys make it so hard to get a visa though. Any “sheila’s” looking for a quickie marriage to a yank?

6 05 2011
Hailey

Brilliantly put – and true – from a proud Aussie bogan. Although, loud-mouthed, self-satisfied, grandstanding, overburdening, verbose yanks are another thing altogether. 😉

5 10 2011
Dave

Dammit! I was in Thailand a couple of years back and bought an Ed Hardy t-shirt from a stall because it was well made, looked OK, and I had no idea WHO Ed Hardy was, nor that it was a bogan label. I know what you are thinking – Thailand, Ed Hardy… but I’m not a bogan, honest! It was a simple mistake, could have been made by anyone…. arrrrrghhhhhhhh

20 06 2015
bmpscafe

You’re a pretentious wanker. Haha I didn’t read the whole article because, um….. yawn, but what I read gave me a giggle and made me feel good about myself. Not being anything like you or most of your ‘holier than though’ commenters makes me feel grateful.

It’s “holier than thou”. TBL

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