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December 5, 2005 12:03 AM

Broken: Jean label logo

JeansAndrew Stevenson points this out from Ben Donley's Flickr page:

The label reads:


This is an Excel function. It also would work in Microsoft Access. The factory is using Excel or Access to store all the logos for the different jeans they make and then print them onto leather. This is what happens when there is a bug in their software.

This was seen at the Chatuchak market in Krung Thep, Thailand.


Are you serious!?! haha, that's awesome.

I don't think any contrarians will have an answer for that being "not broken"...

Posted by: Robert the Devil at December 5, 2005 12:19 AM

Not broken. The poster was obviously able to realize what it was, so the point came across nonetheless.

Posted by: Ilan at December 5, 2005 12:42 AM

OMG I SO want those jeans!

Posted by: Felix at December 5, 2005 12:49 AM

Obviously broken, if it wasn't broken it would print the actual logo of the company it was made for :).

Posted by: Role at December 5, 2005 01:53 AM

what brand jeans are those? glitchy jeans sound cool =D

Posted by: Nathan at December 5, 2005 08:29 AM

Um, duh... you people are *so* out of touch. =if(Label="","RMA","?") is *teh* hottest new brand.


Posted by: -Dave! at December 5, 2005 08:49 AM

Jeans for nerds.

There are only 10 kinds people: those who understand binary and those who don't.

Posted by: DaveC426913 at December 5, 2005 09:13 AM

I live here in Thailand, and that market is known for its fake stuff. Its uber normal to get dumbass stuff like that. Like on the back of a romance movie it had a comment saying "absolutely hilarious!" When the movie had nothing funny in it at all. If your visiting Thailand get used to that kind of crap!

But that is pretty funny. I could hardly read the label anyway.

Posted by: Kip HT at December 5, 2005 09:37 AM

Heh-heh. I want a pair.

Posted by: Tim at December 5, 2005 10:31 AM

Sadly, the nerd in me totally wants a pair of those jeans.

And I don't even wear jeans.

Maybe I could make a t-shirt that says that...

Posted by: Jo-Pete Nelson at December 5, 2005 10:38 AM

I know one underage worker who won't be getting his 10 cents today. "Back in the hole!"

God, I so WANT those jeans.

Posted by: Joshua Wood at December 5, 2005 11:04 AM

I want those!!!!

I bet they are knock offs and whoever is makign them is usign excel or access to apply fake logos.

Posted by: emanon at December 5, 2005 11:34 AM

Mmmmmm.... counterfeit merchendise.....

Posted by: Girl at December 5, 2005 11:53 AM

Ilan, are you being serious about this not being broken?

Yeah, someone who knows Excel pretty well could figure out there's supposed to be some logo there, but we have no idea *what* logo. So, any value that brand added to the jeans is gone. That would mean this could be a $15 pair of Lee jeans or a $200 pair of Versace jeans, and the person buying wouldn't know the difference. Besides that, who wants to spend more than $1 on a pair of jeans that has an Excel formula as its brand?

Oh, yeah, and I do think this is very funny even though I kinda went on a rant about it.

Posted by: Dawn N at December 5, 2005 12:59 PM

I would totally buy those pants... It's kind of a cool artistic statement. Basically, the label seems to ask: "If there is no label on the pants you just bought, should you return them? Does the lack of a famous brand make these pants any less valuable to you?"

Posted by: Jeff at December 5, 2005 02:20 PM

Obviously not broken. Brand names are supposed to get people to buy their merchandice. Look at all the people wanting to buy this pair of jeans. It looks like it worked.

Posted by: Fayth at December 5, 2005 05:24 PM

But this isn't a brand name (or a trademark), so people will steal it and they won't make money. Broken.

Posted by: __________ at December 5, 2005 09:45 PM

What is broken is the "word" uber. I say its SUPER dumb and SUPER lazy.

Posted by: Mike at December 5, 2005 10:11 PM

Hahaha! Yes, excellent point Fayth... Irony is so sweet...

Posted by: Robert the Devil at December 6, 2005 02:01 AM

Maybe YOU'RE broken, Mike. Uber broken, indeed.

Posted by: ambrocked at December 6, 2005 02:16 PM

Of couse what is broken is that a label can add that much to the "value" of a set of pants that someone wold pay enough more to make them worth faking.

Posted by: Computer Spook at December 8, 2005 01:01 PM

Here's the original Flickr post, incidentally:

Posted by: codeman38 at December 10, 2005 04:44 PM

Here's the jeans at higher resolution. Sorry 'bout the camera shake. And a clicky link for the original page: broken counterfeit jeans.

Posted by: Ben at December 19, 2005 08:15 PM


If some geek clothes website caught on to this...

*goes off to make schemes of big bucks*

Definitely funny though.

Posted by: Galasung at January 23, 2006 06:51 PM

God I've got a huge cock

Posted by: bsd at February 15, 2006 04:51 PM

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