Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fashion items

No doubt you have come across endless variations of that ultimate symbol of the triumph of capitalist entrepreneurship over communist orthodoxy - the Che t-shirt.

But this is the first time I have seen Che underpants. Or boxer shorts, as we call them here in Australia.

I spotted this pair at a small souvenir stall in the Trastevere neighbourhood in Rome, just across from Santa Cecilia Church, a magnificent building where Mass has been celebrated since about the fifth Century.

The old Stalinist must be spinning in his grave.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Among a number of other things, this is supremely vulgar. I wouldn't be surprised if matching "Che" condoms were also on offer.

3:04 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Che did sign himself "Stalin II" at one point. Lovely man. Murderous, yes, but so photogenic!

1:37 am  
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