Speaking of The Gap, this wool blazer is an affordable take on this season's surefire trend. From Alexander Wang's herringbone blazer which, at $758 in the middle of August, is flying off the shelves, to Alexander McQueen's double breasted blazer which, even at nearly $2,000, seems to us like a wise investment, the options are plentiful and tempting. But, no matter how much the over five hundred dollar options tempt you it's possible you'll need invest in this trend without spending so much. The Gap, for 98 dollars (no tax), is selling a wool blazer in heather grey, oatmeal, and chocolate and we have to say that it's a tempting option. Buy it a size larger than normal, roll the sleeves up, and pair it with a burned out t-shirt and a great pair of shades and the look quickly becomes of Alexander quality. The bonus is what you can do with all of the cash you didn't spend on the more expensive options. To which we say, shoes, vacations, and champagne with lunch.
The iconic t-shirts from The Gap's Red Campaign have spawned ironic tees saying "Bo(red)" and "Ti(red)"—but how about a tee that makes a statement about how many Americans have no insurance? (Approximately 46 million. Yikes!) I read somewhere that The Gap sent cease and desist letters to the person who came up with this, but I think they should realize that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
In this spoof of Gap's "The Boyfriend Trouser" ad with Claire Danes, two guys make a video as an anniversary gift to one of the dude's parents. The rents are not amused...
For the first 25 seconds of this new Gap commercial starring Claire Danes and Patrick Wilson (Phantom of the Opera, Little Children, does that help?), I was wondering about and slightly annoyed by Claire's lack of pants. Then, all of a sudden, it made sense. It may not be the ad that helped bring back swing dancing, but it's pretty darn cute.