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What's the most iconic blue-jeans video ad?
October 13, 2009 7:23 PM   Subscribe

What's the most iconic blue-jeans video ad?
posted by funkbrain to Grab Bag (29 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
From my teen years -- "Nothing comes between me and my Calvins."
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 7:24 PM on October 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


Brooke Shields, "You wanna know what comes between me and my Clavin's? Nothing"
posted by smackfu at 7:25 PM on October 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


This one.
posted by holgate at 7:25 PM on October 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


(The launderette one. It's British, and it's the one everyone in Britain in their thirties or older will know.)
posted by holgate at 7:27 PM on October 13, 2009


For my generation, it was this one. Haw, haw!
posted by Oriole Adams at 7:28 PM on October 13, 2009


I think you've got your answer up top. So I'll just skip to the obscure. I always thought this animated one was the very coolest and so different from anything else. So happy youtube has preserved it for me.
posted by Askr at 7:36 PM on October 13, 2009


I always enjoyed the Jennifer Love Hewitt one.
posted by Phssthpok at 7:48 PM on October 13, 2009


I'd definitely call the Brooke Shields ad the most iconic, but I remember the Levi's "Tainted Love" ad being really popular in the mid-90s.

The naked butts looking for Lee jeans ad really stuck with me - I don't think it was ever shown in the US, but I remember it making the rounds on the internet several years back.
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:59 PM on October 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


perhaps not yet "iconic" but this bluejeans ad is truly awesome in its funkayness
posted by jammy at 8:00 PM on October 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


Nthing Brooke Shields.
posted by oneirodynia at 8:08 PM on October 13, 2009


This one from the early 70s has never left me.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 8:11 PM on October 13, 2009


Bonjour! FASHION Gaaaaah!!!
posted by Kloryne at 8:13 PM on October 13, 2009


It has to be the Ring of Fire.
posted by Yorrick at 8:15 PM on October 13, 2009


Not sure it's 'iconic' but the levis ad which refers to The Swimmer' is my favourite. Great images and great sounds.
posted by southof40 at 8:17 PM on October 13, 2009


I always remember the one with the girl staring at the house, and finally yelling "Travis, you're a year too late!" I think it was for Levis 501s.
posted by OolooKitty at 8:38 PM on October 13, 2009


Bugle Boy Jeans Ad

That was a big one in the late-'80s. But, I'd agree that the Brooke Shields Calvin Klein ad is the classic in the category.
posted by paperzach at 8:38 PM on October 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


Bad Idea Jeans
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 9:02 PM on October 13, 2009


I agree with everyone else who seconded Brooke Shields.

But after Brooke's commercial, the one that stuck with me the longest is the one with Andie MacDowell where she talks about her friends, Dot and Earl, in a slow Southern drawl.

That was my first exposure to Ms. MacDowell, and for the longest time, whenever I ran across her on TV or in movies, it was all I could do to get past hearing her in my head going on and on about Dot and Earl.

I looked, but I can't find this one on YT. :(
posted by marsha56 at 9:09 PM on October 13, 2009




Another vote for Brooke Shields.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 9:34 PM on October 13, 2009


Leevi's Three-Legged Jeans.

A leg and a leg and a leg.
posted by Wild_Eep at 9:44 PM on October 13, 2009


I sure remember the Go Go's Bugle Boy commercial.
posted by chrchr at 9:57 PM on October 13, 2009


for me, Levi's commercials in the 90s were as cool as Nike's in the 80s...

i always liked the running one and i can't believe nobody mentioned the one with mr oizo's music and flat eric.

but there's the one with the blind man, the pharmacist's daughter, levi's engineered... i think levi's might be what made me love electronic music in the first place

posted by madeinitaly at 10:34 PM on October 13, 2009


Brooke's Calvins ad is by far the most iconic. But this one will always be my favorite for introducing me to the amazing voice of Ken Nordine.
posted by Lazlo at 12:38 AM on October 14, 2009


Well Brooke Shields, but then, there's this.
posted by nax at 5:43 AM on October 14, 2009


madeinitaly: are you talking about this awesome spot?

directed by michel gondry and definitely my favorite
posted by thatelsagirl at 6:48 AM on October 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Has nobody linked to the Wonderful World Levi's ad from 1986?

I still think of that ad every time I hear that song.
posted by HopStopDon'tShop at 7:06 AM on October 14, 2009


The one with the singing belly buttons certainly scarred me for life. Another, less scarring, but still memorable commercial is the Crazy Legs one.
posted by kidsleepy at 7:44 AM on October 14, 2009


thatelsagirl: absolutely that one :) thanks for the link !
posted by madeinitaly at 12:59 PM on October 14, 2009


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