When my mum was pregnant with me she used to wear denim dungarees because maternity wear was disgustingly twee and childish. While she considers herself a bit old for dungarees now, she has a mid-80′s radical feminists love for them in all their forms.
She would piss on these, let them dry out, set them on fire and piss on them again.
I sew. A co-worker once asked me “What’s the best way to make a skirt out of a pair of jeans?” My answer was “Don’t.”
I remember those jeans-into-skirts things when I was in high school. There was nothing original or attractive about them. Never did it. Wasn’t into the pseudo hippie thing (I knew the real thing thanks to my much older siblings when I was a wee little thing in the ’60s).
I think it hit its stride when Tom For designed them for Gucci and was charging in excess of 5000 dollars for a short, beaded version.
I must be around your age because I was making them in jr. high. I actually have fond memories of them: I learned a lot about sewing, piecing, and fitting with those projects. I should also point out that my stuff in the 7th grade looked WAY better than these abominations.
“You be the hunter, I’ll be the raccoon.”
And I’d be right there with her, because I too wore maternity overalls, and regular ones in the 80′s – especially when gardening.
I wore overalls back then too, but mine were the lame-o Calvin Klein variety.
The Capri coveralls are pretty badass, for the “from the future, where it gone all lost world like the past, and I have great calves” look.
Probably have to team it with headgear a little crazier than whats pictured, maybe tin foil?
Overall, this is the worst collection you’ve featured in a long time.
It’s bad alright, and since when did Jennifer Lopez start modeling for Etsy sellers?
Yes – that’s J-Lo in pic #3! What’s with these celebrities slumming it as Etsy models? Not related to upcycled dungarees, but I’m pretty sure this is Kristen Wiig .
Oh shit, #5 killed Awestieny’s icon and is wearing its head, the horror!
OMG, you’re right! I couldn’t figure out why that was so familiar.
Oh, poor Awesteiney’s avatar. At least it died before it knew the ignominy of this.
No way that’s J-Lo, unless 3/4 of her ass has been photoshopped off.
I had to go back and look at it, and that was my first thought. Definitely not enough ass to be J-Lo, but it was a passable photoshop job.
To quote a musical genius, “red beans and rice did miss her.” Definitely not J-Lo.
That can’t be J Lo, her butt is too flat!
I see what you did there, Mugsy.
Mugs…so slick I needed a roadmap to catch that. Thanks WhenSA.
Yup, she covered it all.
Ha lemon_bombs, I see what you did too. Too bad I can’t keep up with y’all in one of these pun fests.
how weird. I had a dream about overalls last night.
Welcome to your nightmare!
For $979, some of that cocaine better still be in the pockets.
for $979 I don’t want some leftover coke – it better come with the coke, the girl, and an hours worth of a “girl friend experience”.
And they better leave the overalls at home.
I thought the $979 said Salvador Dali as they make me feel like I’m tripping on buying dirty hippie clothes.
Are the tattoo sleeves included in the price? I’m going to convo now…
They are FREEDOM overalls. You must hate America to complain about the price of such a patriotic product.
I didn’t realize you could substitute hunter and gatherer for pitcher and catcher.
Are they hunting and gathering ugly owl hats?
The ONE TIME on Etsy that an outdoor shot is required and they take this picture in the basement of a bank.
Thank you for offering a formalwear option. I don’t always like to be barefoot, so it was nice to see a slovenly denim unitard I can wear with heels.
Go look at the photos and try to find one finished edge anywhere.
God, I hope the wool part is lined!
There is one… it’s on the edge of the factory made jeans she/he hot glued to that abomination
The beauty of ugly clothes you make out of other ugly clothes is that you don’t have to finish anything. The fraying edges complete the artist’s vision for deconstructed chic while making a statement about the mass-market fashion industry.
Wow. That shit just flowed out of me.
“Wow. That shit just flowed out of me.”
Oh, I have a painting you might be interested in…
I second that!
You just made me snort in a very unladylike fashion. Thanks, asshole.
I actually really liked that painting. I like to imagine a city where everyone has to go at the same time. I can’t even coordinate five people to go out to dinner at the same time, but that fictional utopia seemed to portray an effortless sense of togetherness, a fecal unity that gave me hope for the future. I liked that it made me think, which is what art should do.
That should be organized. Whether political or sociological, it should be a movement.
HAHAHA “movement”. Oh Mugsy Doodle!
Fecal unity, huh? I just figured a nasty germ from the town picnic’s potato salad hit everyone simultaneously.
“That shit just flowed out of me”
Rev, I know what you mean. I’ve written posts of what cupcake copy could be and it’s both scary and impressive that I can come up with all of it without giving it much thought.
Occupational hazard, I would guess. Comes from reading too much hipster on etsy ad copy.
You mean those dangling threads aren’t fringe?
They are now.
The seller asks “any questions?”
I vote no on the first pair.
I vote OH GOD, NO! on all of them.
Could be worn by a Republican or a Democrat, but the Independents are too smart to buy it.
And the Greens are conflicted because, yes, it’s recycled, but boy howdy is it gawdawfully ugly.
I vote no on overalls.
Love your avatar. I’m a huge BSG fan.
Thank you. I am too but I presume you have extrapolated as much.
Oh good, I have a hobo wedding to go to in June and I needed a few options.
Don’t forget the vintage quilts and a pair of sharp scissors.
These would be relevant for a Hobo funeral as well. And perhaps a Hobo baptism?
I don’t think we have to worry about attending hobo graduations.
There are overalls and there are coveralls. one has sleeves and one doesn’t. I am sooo anal. At any rate, all these are very regretsy worthy.
Nice reverse camel toe on #4…
Well, now I have a plan for the box of Navy coveralls in the closet that my husband might let us get rid of them for. He does hate hipsters, and making them look stupid(er) while parting them from their money just might work.
I just got a visual image of Rosie the Riveter with a face palm.
I guess members of the libertarians and green parties have no “ugly as all shit” clothing options when voting.
It’s a blessing.
Let me get this straight. She can’t stitch or fit fabrics, but she’s all over those leather shoes. Hmmm. Something’s not right here!
I have a bit of a rural, hippy-ish streak, and actually like overalls from time to time. These? Not so much. I’m crap at sewing, so I can make my own ugly-ass clothes from thrift store finds, instead of paying these clowns.
The first one seems to be confusing “suffrage” and “suffering”.
What room is that in her house?
And second question, was her family ever on Trading Spaces?
The curtains look like a stripper will be hitting the stage in 5 minutes.
Haha, that room is awful! I thought it was an auditorium, but someone thought that would make a good front room (or maybe tower made of plywood?) look. Sheikh chiq?
Hahaha, Hildy tries to top her circus tent theme!
Circus tent plus hay on the walls! Perfect for this homeowner!
I think it’s time for Katie and Suri to do some Christmas shopping and buy Tom that last one to wear as jammies.
Days Of Blunder.
Galliano menswear spring 2006… I thought #4 looked kinda familiar.
I’ve seen that guy walking around town in the early morning.
He was sober enough to walk, yet chose to wear this? Wow.
I honestly thought this was a vagrant. Crack faced twinkie covered in garbage and stains. Oh yeah, its a $4000 pair of overalls. Totally makes sense.
Boy howdy, that’s one unhappy heroine addict there.
OK, this is the second time in this thread that Sawyer has been quoted. Is something happening with him? Will Playgirl be resurrected so he can do a centerfold? Is this a typical Southern expression and I’m revealing my undying hots for the man?
I typed “Sawyer” into Google Image and got this. You’re not the only one interested.
And he is going to be in a movie according to his imdb page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0391326/
And did you know he was in that last Mission Impossible movie? I didn’t. Which means I’m now at a very big moment of decision in my life — Should I watch that movie for Josh Holloway or continue avoiding it because Tom Cruise?
Yummy…nice that he’s the first matches.
Steamy, you and I have so much in common! Such a shame we can’t hang out together.
I didn’t know he was in MI, but I understand your dilemma: Does lust for him outweigh wanting to avoid Cruise? Tough one.
He did one movie during the series (Whisper), but it was kept on the shelf for a few years.
Did you ever see his European ads for Davidoff Cool Water cologne? Nice, but I didn’t understand why they wouldn’t use them in the U.S.
What I really loved about him was that he was so pretty AND he could really act! And the story goes that if he didn’t land the part of Sawyer he was going to quit acting. Was already working toward getting his Realtor’s license. What a world…
Mugsy — I had not seen those ads. Thank you. He may have done them as “Europe only” the way many U.S. actors do. I don’t see why he wouldn’t want that publicity here, though.
Josh Holloway really is a great actor. Poor guy can’t help it that he’s totally hot.
He was going to go into real estate? Maybe I need to start looking at houses. There may be another Josh Holloway out there who gave up the acting dream and is showing houses in my area. Although that may be a tad uncomfortable for my boyfriend.
Oh, Mugsy. One day I shall make it to New York and we’ll have the town cowering in our wake!
To quote my favorite recovering junkie, “If a guy’s walking down the side of the in the early morning while dressed like an out of work mechanic, he can’t possibly be up to anything good.” I’m going to extrapolate that to catwalks, as well. Everyone should have a recovering drug addict around for the stories, let alone the fashion advice.
*Side of the road. Damned not drinking; this comment was meant to go under LeeLoo’s comment.
A wool and denim suite? Suite? So, I can like, sit on her? (I wouldn’t mind sitting on her… Just not while she’s wearing that godawful suit)
These are actually quite an achievement – it’s difficult to make overalls less attractive and more unflattering to the wearer. That takes talent.
#1 is missing a coordinating head scarf, for modesty when going to the polls barefoot and voting as your husband instructs you.
Come on, Eileen.
One of my favorite songs, now playing in my head…just got to the “dress” lyrics annnnnd it’s ruined. Thanks. A LOT.
Prepare ye the way of the Lord…
Nobody remembers Godspell but me, apparently.
#4 makes me glad that tats weren’t a thing yet in 1972, because the movie was visually painful enough as it was.
I was just about to make a comment about these looking like rejects from that video.
The lady’s smile in the first one cheers me up. She is so proud and happy. I kind of love her.
You’re right, she’s really, honestly sweet. It’s nice to see an Etsy model who doesn’t seem to be pondering the fate of barnwood, what happened to that last PBR, or when they’re going to take their next crap.
I cannot. get. over. how bad that “black wool and jeans suite” is. I can’t sew, and that I’m pretty damn sure I could make that. One sneeze and the whole contraption would fall apart.
All you need is a stapler and a staple remover (to rip out the side seams in the jeans.
Reminds me of the “tailoring” job that Jeff Bridges did on Robin Williams’ suit in “The Fisher King”.
What the hell are they smoking in Nebraska?? Or is it something in the water?? Check out the shop that the capris come from, you’ll see why I’m asking.
I don’t know… This guy has a kind of smokey, come hither look to him. And by “smokey”, I mean someone threw hot embers on his face while he was sneezing.
Also, it should come as no surprise that this is not the first time this shop has been featured on Regretsy. I believe the crocheted shawl guy was on here before…
Is this from the “Rejected designs from the Hunger Games Movie Collection”?
“Part of my ragtap renegade collection, which was shown at Omaha Fashion Week”
A – I had no idea that Omaha had a fashion week. B – WTF does ‘ragtap’ mean? C – If I had to wear this during the Hunger Games, I’d probably just shoot myself in the head with my own bow and arrow.
Steampunk: You’re doing it wrong.
This man needs a good makeup artist or a great queen to help him with the tragedy of his face. I mean, theater makeup techniques are great and all, but only for the theater! In person or on film? You just look like an idiot who doesn’t know how to blend.
A Mad Max meets Thrift Store “Leather Studded Junk Guard”?
Costumes for the mid-Victorian lunatic?
Also, same guy has a sad-hipster-esque one-sleeve sweater. This has to be a joke.
Either he models for more than one shop or this shop has been featured more than once on Regretsy.
I wouldn’t kick him out of bed for eating animal crackers. Oh, wait a minute.
Aha! The Mighty Morgantier has emerged from lurkdom and stepped into the light! How are you, husband ‘o mine?
You never know where Granny’s old shawls are gonna end up.
But now I know where I want them to.
Sad Hipster’s is the more wearable of the two.
(add that to the list of things I never thought I’d say)
Yeah the crocheted one sleeve shawl has been featured before. Guess no one has bought it. A shame.
I need to wear the ones in the first listing, while I door to door canvas for the Obama campaign this weekend.
Wait, never mind, I want him to get re-elected.
It clearly looks to me like a something a Republican woman would wear. With pride. And, it’s made in America! Right?
Which means it could never be bought at WalMart.
I like how the title of this post allows for the possibility of good overalls, a thing we all know to be false.
Now now, there can be cute overalls… if you’re 5 and have pigtails.
Preggers overalls are great; strike that — preggers overalls are a necessity.
See, I don’t understand that at all. How is it better to put on an outfit that difficult to get out of when you need to pee RIGHT NOW? Both times I was pregnant, I wore super comfy pants or flowy dresses that were about as comfortable as anything could be, and as a bonus, they were actually flattering on my pregnant body.
I’ll be honest, I’ve seen lots of women wearing them who had better be REALLY fabulously comfortable in them, because they’re doing nothing for their lovely pregnant figures.
BTW, that’s not to say that some pregnant woman out there in some certain styles might look fine. It’s more something I just refused to do myself, because (aside from the peeing issue) if I’d worn them, I would have looked like a camel standing upright with my head on backwards.
I’m having a bit of a problem visualizing that.
You wouldn’t happen to have a photo, would you?
With my second pregnancy I developed a horrid heat rash on the underside of my belly where it sweated up against my thighs when I sat — I was fucking ginormous and carried everything up front. Overalls solved the problem.
I do wear overalls a lot but I’m fully aware of how ugly they are and just don’t give a shit. Don’t like how I look? Then quit looking.
Ooooh, kat-grrl’s got ‘tude!
Nah, I just don’t leave my house much…
Yeah, I don’t often see you in the overalls. But you frequently have your curtains closed. Not that I’m looking! At all! *innocently walks away whistling*
Soooo wanted to get the jean and wool suite for my corporate businesswoman mother. These would be great for casual Friday, where she could have the comfort of jeans while still looking sharp and edgy. However, I realized the wool suite part is completely backless, which does not offer the option of wearing a bra. I can afford this, but would have no money left for chafing nipple cream. She only wears pasties during Sturgis and hates them anyways.
I hope the guy in the last picture was paid well to model that thing. . .
Overalls, to me, look like shopping totes for carrying people.
And these are really ugly…totes.
Those are good fir around the house.
Looks like she’s pining for someone.
Breakups can be a beech sometimes.
This is making me think of a tall cold pitcher of Mountain Dew.
Or a serious bout of incontinence.
As long as it’s not “Code Red”…
I remain unconvinced that the bottom of Contestant #2 was ever a garment intended for humans. It has distinct kitchen-curtain vibe.
This is truly the dark side of recycling. Some shit was really meant to be thrown away. Or burned.
that would imply they are a man-made fiber – melting is more like it.
I’ll bet Roger Fisher had some good times in those pants. He clearly enjoyed being in mine!
I frickin’ love that album!
One of their best.
dude, I joined their fan club in 1976 just because RF was so hot. I am officially jealous of you.
oh god-DAMN I miss the 70s.
I have to wonder if it was all just a misunderstanding and not what Roger had had in mind when he’d asked to “get into your pants”…
I see that the model in #4 is wearing underpants, which (fortunately) means a little less funk than otherwise.
Sadly, the only salvage possible for that hobo-chic wreck is a tasteless wedding or to be cut into very expensive cleaning rags.
That last one is really horrible.
I do not support the death penalty, but sometimes it is legitimate to use force ..
I think #3 is the daughter of the woman I recently saw at the gas station around 5AM. I thought nothing of her fuzzy-pajama ensemble, till she walked out the door in front of my truck and I saw she had complimented the jammies with 6″ stripper heels. I spent the day wondering if those were her “Formal Evening Jammies” or if she was some kind of sadist that only enjoyed relaxing in the world’s most uncomfortable slippers.
1. Etsy, because the model is not laughing.
2. Etsy, because April would have priced it higher.
3. Regretsy, because come on, it’s put together with staples or something.
4. Please for the love of god, tell me this one is Regr–
Wait. What do you mean, “This isn’t a game of ‘Etsy or Regretsy?’”?
skirt + overalls = skoveralls?
Skoveralls sounds like dining room chair covers at IKEA.
How about “overt”?
To hide your skeever tails
“native funk”? That’s fucking insulting.
I like the concept of some of these but the execution is disgusting.
Somehow, I can’t see any Dems wearing that first overall dress. Probably not even most Republicans. Probably the freaky quiverfull Duggar type of Republican.
Is it wrong that I kind of like the one with the lace skirt? Wait… don’t answer that. I already know.
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Fuck that, I love overalls…I have two very distressed, worn-out-as-hell pair of CK overalls and I am never parting with them. Howeveeeeeeeeeer. What is pictured here? Hell. TotheMotherFreaking. No.
Also…women with broad shoulders and narrow waists/small asses, a la #4 are freaking gross. Seriously, if you look like that you should immediately go for corrective surgery.
CK ≠ Overalls, ok? Not unless “hipster” is part of the description.
Thanks for the tip. Now I need to go have a heart to heart with my sad, narrow ass.
Fellas, can I get someone to love this woman, narrow ass an all?
Are you kidding me? that ass looks amazing and makes that tradgedy of a patchwork almost work. (almost)
I WISH my ass looked that good in anything.
I see when I’m enraged that I make more typos.
I’m constantly misspelling tragedy as tradgedy. Let’s make it an alternate spelling.
Crap I noticed that too!
Princess you do have an amazing ass. Especially since it’s attached to that BRAIN.
And here I was, only making fun of the garments.
Erm, exactly what kind f corrective surgery is there for my wide shoulders?! And I rather like my narrow waist…
Maybe we should have just invited the Queen to say that to our broad-shouldered, narrow-assed faces. Or asses. Whatever.
I’ve got extra ass, if any narrow-assed, corrective-surgery -needing men or women would like a donation.
Right, I had no idea that was a problem. I’ll be happy to share my capacious ass around as well, even if my sacrifice should result in my own ass becoming narrow.
You forgot this:
Seller has apparently never heard of the “rotate photo” function. Or hemming.
Or “don’t pin the tablecloth to the denim before you stand up.”
This is what happens when you are using the dining table as your work surface and you forget to put up the fancy dinner stuff before you start sewing.
I get a headache now when they don’t rotate their pictures. I feel that is SO lazy!
Wow, that looks like something my five year old self would make. Reminds me of the time I took one of my princess dresses and sewed an old bath towl on it because I wanted to have a cape on it.
Perfect for that Hot Date sloppin’ the Hogs.
Except the last one, this is giving me a flashback to the ’70s. A fashion era better forgotten. Damn you!
X the Owl from Mr. Rogers is not amused:
Did you guys click through on the first one? It is backless. And the jeans appear to be sewn onto really crappy material. I don’t know where you would be expected to wear that.
Also, I feel like Etsy is the wrong place to be marketing random/old/used band memorabilia. Especially for $900+! Who is the market here?
Oops. By first, I meant third. The third, avant garde looking one is backless.
Heart shit is vintage now.
The first one is pretty bad. I kinda like the second one, the third one made me laugh so hard. $979 for that?????? I want to know who has that kind of money and buys crap like that. They definitely have more money than sense! The wool one was weird that dude one was just plain stupid!!! Thanks for finding these. I swear etsy is a hoot!
Ok, I actually like the first one, great for those Fourth of JUly hoedowns! Seriously though, I wouldn’t pay $35 but I could see wearing that for the 4th or Memorial Day:)
I’m assuming those freedom jeans refer to freedom from static cling sheets since both they and the wool and denim pants illustrate what happens when I forget to add fabric softener:-p
and WTF is the deal with that last one?!
I can absolutely see someone wearing the first one for 4th of July or Memorial Day. Even Labor Day since no one really knows what it’s about other than signifying the “closing of the pools.”
Thing is, the someone who would wear it is generally a slightly overweight mother of two, at minimum, who lives a nice quiet life where the PartyLite candle party is a big night out and a glass of wine is a rare indulgence. So pretty much the entire Midwest, with a few exceptions.
This would be the same person who has a sweater/shirt/hat/shoes and/or jewelry for every freakin holiday (even the made up ones).
Dammit. I like the Gretchen.
I really am becoming that crazy middle-aged woman with cats that they warned me about. Perhaps I’ll just have some booze and go with it.
*sigh* Now I have to admit that I like the Gretchen too, dammit…it would look so awesome with my gold spray painted combat boots!
Great. Now I have to get some of THOSE, too.
Me too, but I attribute that to being raised by hippies.
If #3 is from a shop that’s handmade by craftards… Then, then… I’ll eat a Klondike bar.
Whoops. here’s the link to their website http://www.12e61.com/
That website suffers from TOO MUCH FLASH ANIMATION!
That’s the sort of shit that only shows off the web developer’s skills and not at all the content of the site.
And I didn’t realize that 12e61 is the name of the Etsy shop when I red-thumbed you. I apologize.
From what I can see on their site, they are wholesalers. Which means they are defined by Etsy as a collective, I suppose.
“you be the hunter, I’ll be the gatherer”: one hunts for rejects in the closet, the other gathers really dorky Hallowe’en leftovers at yard sales? No? One gathers assorted pharmaceuticals to help the other hunt for inspiration in Vintage issues of the Archie McPhee catalog? No?
Their shoes and leather look to be the bits that didn’t pass quality control at the calzalaio. The grade A costs the same, but you have to be in Italy and pay at the cash register..
damnit, Number 3, not paleocoveralls.
#4 is tagged “Native” but there isn’t enough of her face for me to see if she has “High cheekbones”??
The title of ‘bad’ overalls implies that there are ‘good’ overalls but that just isn’t so.
Am I the only one cursed with a continual chorus of “Come On Eileen” grating at their brain?
When I reached the last one I though “hey, it’s not soooooo terribly bad”, then I saw the rest of the image.
The models themselves are pretty easy on the eyes, though.
But how are they coveralls AND capris?!
Two scourges on humanity in one garment.
Please, someone, write a YA dystopian novel where the hero wears Capri coveralls!
Those capri overalls have just answered the burning question, “What happens to talentless FIDM graduates who can’t get a job in the real world?”
good grief! who in their right mind advertises that they are jordache… *facepalm*
I love the last model. It’s always amazing to me how out-of-place attractive duckface hipster models look wearing something like fursuits, or women’s lingerie (if male). That last one is exemplified by xdress.com (where dickgirls like me have to shop for our panties if the normal sort don’t fit): all their models are tall, muscular models that, while attractive, look completely out of place with the clothing.
In other words, it’s obvious he wouldn’t be caught dead in that if he weren’t such a dedicated photogenic showoff. He’s thinking, “Oh yeah. I can make even this look good.”
SELF-DELUSION IS A POWERFUL DRUG
(Couldn’t help but add another one. Gummy = best pimp.)
Oh dear. I actually have a pair of overalls – I wear them gardening.
Don’t cry! That is what they should be used for! My farmer relatives swear by them when working.
I inherited some pairs that I will love forever. Overalls are the comfiest things ever. I don’t care how people think I look in them, I’m already married. Win!
Oh God…I am now SO desensitized to the ugly shit we see here that my main concern in all this is where the fuck the lady in the first picture is standing!
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