Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Reader Mail: Collar Pop Invades France

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Hi there db1,

I recently noticed on the renovation of a usually classy Oliver Grant store that their summer collection might be a little more “popped collar” oriented, and furthermore that the doucheness superposition is encouraged.

Now I bear in mind that this kind of display has been made pretty common across the atlantic by various brands , knowing that the douche potential client pool is well established. But now this horrid trend is spreading to Europe, this example is from France…

Yours truly,

Dr Douche

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What’s the French word for “douche” again? Oh, that’s right. Audigier.

EDIT: As scrotum pole correctly notes in the comments threads: The French invented the popped collar.

# posted by douchebag1
9:29 am April, 27 End the Haberdouchery said...

If douche is shower in French, then what is douche?

9:44 am April, 27 scrotum pole said...

Should be no surprise. Like the word douche itself, the French originated the popped collar.

9:57 am April, 27 Vin Douchal said...

The French word for “douche” is A-Rod

10:02 am April, 27 scrotum pole said...

I called the telephone number listed on the billboard, and the dumbass couldn’t understand a f*@kin’ word I said.

Stupid foriegners.

10:07 am April, 27 Vin Douchal said...

The French word for “awesome” is Youkilis

10:08 am April, 27 Vin Douchal said...

The French word for “cockk” is coqque

10:10 am April, 27 Chad Kroeger with a Cautionary Tale said...

This is Cro-Magnon douche. I must admit that before I had climbed Maslow’s pyramid I also had popped collar but under much worse circumstances. When I was a Rocker I had tons of chicks, drugs, booze and all of the high school cliques were invisible to me in the sweet late 1970’s. I was comfortably numb.My mother started buying me Ralph Lauren clothes. Perhaps to get rid of my truly ripped jeans, black leather jacket, LZ patches and broken teeth.

The 80’s hit, disco was over, Leather and Lace was a hit. I was a 15 year old douchebag who could only be saved by sweet Tami Dicola. And saved I was. Her sweet loving and post-pubescent sex made me shed my Polo pop under it’s older brother Oxford Dress in pink vertical stripe. The greasy hair, pre-pre-emo real grease and leather returned.

Horror at what I was for a year. And praise to the anti-douche heroine who brought me back from post punk dawn of the douche. She dumped me a year or two later and has been running with the douches for 30 years.

I met Mrs. Kroeger and have lived a douchless life ever since. My name is Chad Kroeger and I was a douchaholic.

Head hanging in shame.

10:10 am April, 27 Vin Douchal said...

Damn , I’m rusty. Posts will improve. Brain still not firing correctly after draining the state of Nevada of all their Crown Royal over a 4 day weekend ….

Bleccchhh …

10:10 am April, 27 Anonymous said...

the french word for “gay” is baseball.

10:11 am April, 27 DarkSock said...

The Man-Stock of Europe was catastrophically and irrevocably depleted as a result of the two world wars. The Men died on the front or in the trenches; after the fighting the simpering boy-prisses that remained crawled from beneath their piles of stuffed unicorns and proceeded to rebuild the Continent in their own image. Hence: Euro-Trash.

While America, Australia and Canada lost many Men in the wars, our stocks were nigh undepletable as they actually came from the cast-off belching farting horse-pissing-in wretches and bikers that were cast out of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, which is what allowed the inbred crowned heads of Europe to light the powder keg of world war in the first place. Our Man Stock was ever secure…until….Richard Greico.

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Medical Fact.

10:19 am April, 27 Chad Kroeger said...

@Dark Sock

Captain, my Captain! You are a military historian you dubious bastard. That is the most sensible thing ever said here since I became a fan.

10:55 am April, 27 Douches Wild said...

When I was a lad decades ago in Pacoima CA the popped collar was de rigeur for aspiring cholo badasses, the trend resurfaced in the early 60’s with the Rockers in England who were vanquished by the prancing legions of Mods, Douchiness is a Protean shape-shifter, always probing for a vulnerable population, itself always vulnerable to an even more penile formation of poor impulse control.

11:01 am April, 27 Amerigo Vesdouchey said...

Sorry about that, France.

Thanks for keeping this on your side of the pond.

11:15 am April, 27 massengill said...

^ Amerigo posts the first true Buffalo Beast pic.

11:26 am April, 27 mr.reeve said...

Well, they invented douche and most French things are douche so what’s the problem here? D-Bag in French is Le-Bag O’ Douche! Wi WI!!!

11:26 am April, 27 bigphatnotadouche said...

I too popped the collar in the early 80’s.

I am now ashamed and feel dirty.

11:45 am April, 27 army of douche-ness said...

I’m gonna say that depending on your view of the time-line, the popped collar was already in vogue in France when the Jersey guido movement was starting pre-HCwDB in like 2002 and then went dormant and is coming back yet again.

12:31 pm April, 27 Claude Douchenburg said...

Via Scotum Poles link we see the original popped collar. Which actually served a health purpose in those days. The large white colar worn high on the neck. Because our forefathers couldn’t bath everyday, the popped collar prevented oily dirty hair from getting on clothing which couldn’t be washed in those days. Also the white collar served as a collector of pest eggs and the pest themselves since small things like fleas and head lice could be easily seen on the white collars. The sufferer could then immediately remidy the situation andprevent the spread of pests. However the original purpose of the popped collar was lost over the centuries. Fashion had coopted function. The color was shortend and loosened. Now the poped collar serves not as a stop for the spreading of hair born parisites, but is now a funnel which dircects hair born pest directly down the neck collar and through the shirt, causing all minute ticks fleas and lice to be directed directly to the groin area where in douches they grow and thrive creating a great health risk to our nation.

1:31 pm April, 27 Deltus said...

The French have decent fashion. They should bloody well know better. Such a shame.

Excellent points, Dark Sock, re: Euro-puss men being all that’s left.

2:44 pm April, 27 Chad Kroeger said...

My shameful shirt pop attacked me in Cologne, Koblenz. Richewir, Paris. Bruges, Luxembourg, and Switzerland at a quaint coo-coo shop.

The most shameful was at Vimy Ridge and Normandy where I de-popped my collar in honor of my dead relatives,

A terrible reliance on apple brandy, french resistance dudes, and left over morphine shots has led me back into sanity.

3:43 pm April, 27 Douche Scroets Scrociety said...

Not just one popped collar, but in fact two

That means twice the douche for me and for you

Double the polo may mean double the fun

But this scrote is some unfortunate French fry’s son

6:09 pm April, 27 Whoop-di-douche said...

And to think, all these years I thought a popped collar was when the po-lice got their collar in the back room and, er, um, popped the arrestee’s cherry. Producing a red douche-stain.

7:53 pm April, 27 Medusa Oblongata said...

Wait, so now the french are assholes AND douchebags? Sacre Bleu!!!

2:39 am April, 28 Steve L. said...

i’m surprised it took this long for popped collars to invade France.

2:11 pm April, 28 Hugh Gordon said...

I’ve seen more popped collars in France than I ever have in the states. Its been there a long time.

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