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March 31, 2005 12:01 AM

Broken: Ya tops

Cimg0002Cimg0003Felix Salmon writes:

Many girls' tops come with little straps which allow you to hang them up without getting them all bent out of shape. This one by Ya, however, has the straps sewn in pointing upwards, instead of downwards, which means that there's no way of putting on the top without the straps peeking out. Broken!


Its the new style, get with it!

Posted by: at March 31, 2005 03:47 AM

Put it under the shirt.

Posted by: dusoft at March 31, 2005 06:17 AM

What country was this shirt made in? Many sweat shops have workers who don't really know how to sew much less the fninished product. I often either cut these off or resew them properly. I agree bad design and very bad taste ( like having a slip peeking out from under a dress) and very bad execution.

Posted by: kitten at March 31, 2005 09:00 AM

If we learned anything from Buffy it's that showing bra/shirt straps is sexy.

Posted by: Jacques Troux at March 31, 2005 10:40 AM

You're being silly. It's really not that big of a deal is it? Either just cut them off, or tuck them in where you can't see them. People waste a lot of time nitpicking about a bunch of stupid shit. Use some common sense.

Posted by: Pegleg at March 31, 2005 11:30 AM

Um, this site is called "This Is Broken," not "This Is A Huge Disaster, People Are Dying, Run, Run For the Hills!" Folks are allowed to post anything that is broken.

Clothing manufactured so that parts that are supposed to be hidden are forced to show, is broken.

Common sense says that hidden parts should not show. Yes, cutting them off is a solution, but why should a customer modify the product just to use it? Cutting off the straps damages the "hang it from a hanger" part of the product.

Felix stated "there's no way of putting on the top without the straps peeking out," so tucking them in was obviously not going to work. Yes, this is a problem with some women's clothing. Men's clothing does not usually the "hang it from a hanger" strap feature.

Just because you have personally never used or needed this product does not mean it is silly or easily fixed. Clothing is a multi-billion dollar business because it is very important in our culture. Just because it is not YOUR broken product doesn't mean it isn't broken.

It is broken. It's also ugly :-)

Posted by: Louise at March 31, 2005 01:30 PM

Pegleg, you are a loser. If nitpicky things like broken stuff you don't own bother you, then why are you even at this site? Go put CNN as your home page and leave the humor in life to the rest of us.

Posted by: Ed at March 31, 2005 01:46 PM

I have to agree with pegleg. Of course, I'd be a tiny bit annoyed, but how broken is it, really? The guy says he gets about 50 freakin' e-mails a week and only posts 5-7, then how come something that's just a tad inconvenienent and not even funny gets posted?

But it's not the poster's fault that their lame entry was chosen - it's just bad judgement on Mark Hurst's (creator) part

Posted by: no one at March 31, 2005 04:27 PM

>> Quote by no one: "But it's not the poster's fault that their lame entry was chosen - it's just bad judgement on Mark Hurst's (creator) part"

It's too bad this site doesn't live up to your expectations. You should just go back to working on your own site, "I am" :P

Posted by: Mac at March 31, 2005 05:44 PM

Broken. I don't wear dresses. (It isn't a gender thing, they just make me look way too dang fat.) I have seen my wife in dresses and I asked her. She's says it's broken. That should be good enough for any good husband.

Help me.

Posted by: My Name at March 31, 2005 07:16 PM

Just tuck them in and get over it

Posted by: Me at April 12, 2005 03:38 PM

the picture's subject had thyroid cancer and her thyroid removed

Posted by: asdf at May 3, 2005 08:31 PM

I don't care. Just don't buy the $%%!! thing and move on with your life.

Posted by: yep at May 19, 2005 09:43 PM

Why not just cut them out? That's what I do.

Posted by: Sarah at November 6, 2005 05:05 AM

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