Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Another Useless Product

It's been a while since I've posted one of these, so I'll throw out this disclaimer: Useless in this case mean unnecessary, superfluous, or with limited application/use. And in some rare cases, actually useless.

Today's culprit comes to us from the indispensable work wear maker, Carhartt (when I say work wear, I mean manual labor, not corner office). And in the vein of work wear, many of their finest offerings continue. But now they're verging on useless.

Presenting the Carhartt Flame-Resistant Chambray shirt. Perhaps I'm remiss in dubbing this item useless. Any number of careless professionals could find great utility in flame-resistant clothing: welders, fire breathers, chefs, dragons. Bonus: if you size up, it doubles as PJs for absent-minded smokers. It looks like Carhartt jumped on the chambray bandwagon and tried to put their own work wear spin on it. (via Selectism)

Quick tip: If your clothing catches on fire more often than never, you've got three options: stop playing with matches, suit up, or call 911. Fires are no laughing matter, unless there's a clown involved.


  1. clowns are scary and should play with fire.

  2. you do know that this is actual work wear worn by people in the real world right mike? and this fabric was worn as work wear long before the fashion houses decided to appropriate it. so yes useless as a fashion accessory, but probably necessary for real work.