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October 26, 2012 8:57 AM   Subscribe

I need a clever play on words to spoof American Apparel, and I need it today. Help!

I am involved in a photo competition, and one of my categories is Parody. I shot an image in the somewhat sleazy vein of American Apparel's ads, and I'd like to add a satirical logo and possibly some text to the image before sending it to the printer later today.

What play on words can I use in place of "American Apparel?"

I'd like to keep the alliteration if possible, and I would love it if it could play up the whole sleazy thing. Like: Exploitation Apparel, or something, but better...

Ideas? Thanks!
posted by hamandcheese to Media & Arts (33 answers total)
 
Is the blank definitely for "American"? My first thought was "American Appalling."
posted by dlugoczaj at 9:00 AM on October 26, 2012 [5 favorites]


Amphetamine Apparel
posted by kpmcguire at 9:05 AM on October 26, 2012


American Unbearable
posted by argonauta at 9:05 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Amaking Aporno
posted by katypickle at 9:05 AM on October 26, 2012 [11 favorites]


Coitus Clothing
Boinking Bedizen
Abuse Apparel/Attire
Misuse Mantle
Sex Suits
posted by vegartanipla at 9:06 AM on October 26, 2012


Amoral Apparel
posted by Rock Steady at 9:11 AM on October 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


Alliterative Apparel
posted by nicwolff at 9:14 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


American InPeril
posted by procrastination at 9:15 AM on October 26, 2012 [6 favorites]


Bareyourfan(ny) Apparel
BareOrCan Apparel (referring to their practice of using their own employees as models)
Bareforyourman Apparel
posted by Dansaman at 9:24 AM on October 26, 2012


Vulgarian Apparel
Unwearable Apparel
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 9:45 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Canadian Clothing!
posted by The River Ivel at 9:47 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


American Pair. (Depends on the image of course, and something tells me Dov got to that first and grooooss.)
posted by dekathelon at 9:49 AM on October 26, 2012


American Apparition
posted by Gyan at 9:51 AM on October 26, 2012


Seconding American Appalling
Feral Apparel
American A Pervo
Adult Video Apparel
posted by deinemutti at 9:52 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


American Imperil.
posted by adamrice at 9:58 AM on October 26, 2012


German Garments
Canadian Clothes
Azerbaijanian Attire
Colombian Costume
Dutch Duds
Guernsey Garb
Hungarian Habiliment
Ni-Vanuatu Vestments
Fiji Finery
Thai Threads
Rwandan Raiment
Wake Island Wear
posted by carsonb at 10:06 AM on October 26, 2012


Great answers so far. I need people to get it, so I think it's important to stick to the double A sound if possible and to keep either American or Apparel in the name, or something that sounds really close to one of them.
posted by hamandcheese at 10:09 AM on October 26, 2012


American Aporno
Apornican Apparel
Anorexian Apparel
posted by erst at 10:18 AM on October 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


AmericaIn ABarrel
posted by nomad at 10:31 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was going to say American Appalling, so I'll third that one. :)
posted by hanoixan at 10:33 AM on October 26, 2012


Here's the working mockup for those interested. I've got some variations on the side. Still not 100% sure which one I'm going to go with, but I really, really appreciate the ideas. Thanks!

http://i47.tinypic.com/21lk8c1.png
posted by hamandcheese at 10:41 AM on October 26, 2012


- Hamerican Apparel - a bacon-themed clothing line for the youth of today.

- Amorican Apparel - T shirts every self-respecting Gaul wants to be seen in.

- Anagrams: Alpaca Repair Men, Panama Rail Creep, Cinerama Apparel, America Penal Rap, America Plane Rap, Caramel Pear Pain, Palace Repairman, Camera Apple Iran, Camera Paper Nail, Arcane Papal Emir, Apace Mariner Pal, Racial Ape-Man Rep, Maniac Repeal Rap, Airplane Race Map, Aerial Prance Map, Appear Manic Lear, Area Napalm Price, Area Pelican Ramp. There also are lots of anagrams featuring the word "rape" if that's the route you wish to go down.
posted by MuffinMan at 10:42 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


UnBEARable Apparel. Dov is Hebrew for bear.
posted by brujita at 10:51 AM on October 26, 2012


American Apparently?
posted by vitabellosi at 11:25 AM on October 26, 2012


I like the sound of 'Degrading Duds'. But maybe that's just me.
posted by Muppetattack at 11:25 AM on October 26, 2012


My second choice would be 'Abject Attire'. Did someone already suggest that?
posted by Muppetattack at 11:27 AM on October 26, 2012


TBH I think it works much better as parody if you use the real "American Apparel" name with your tag line. Most of the suggestions here are way overdoing it -- wokka wokka wokka territory -- which undercuts the effect a lot.

Even better if you have variations with different tag lines; show them as a set.
posted by ook at 11:31 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


USian Uniform
posted by jaimystery at 11:39 AM on October 26, 2012


American Apathy
posted by carsonb at 12:18 PM on October 26, 2012


American Apparel more like American Crapparel.
posted by griphus at 12:47 PM on October 26, 2012


American Despair
posted by dekathelon at 12:51 PM on October 26, 2012


Statutory Apparel
posted by Smallpox at 1:09 PM on October 26, 2012


American Rapealarm
posted by protorp at 4:34 PM on October 26, 2012


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