While spending countless hours on the Internet looking for dope shit to bring all of you AHOODERS, we recently stumbled upon the opposite of dope shit: the latest from Pyrex Vision, the buzz brand of Kanye West’s Creative Director, Virgil Abloh. For starters, we aren’t here to call the brand out for weak designs (which they are) but moreso a practice we weren’t aware of in the streetwear game: rebranding other garments and selling them for a 700% markup.
To give you a little backstory, we’ll turn to our friends from Four-Pins.com who had broken the story, “Pyrex Vision merely screenprinted a handful of Ralph Lauren Rugby flannel shirts and re-sold them for a whopping $550.” The Four-Pins crew found out about this via a Tumblr image (which you can see in Slides 1 & 2), which also proves to be the first time in the history of mankind that Tumblr has been useful. But all jokes aside, the construction of the shirts was examined and compared to some of the Ralph Lauren rugby flannels from this year and the similarities were insane. Pencil pockets in the same place, triple seam construction at the shoulders — and that doesn’t even begin to discuss how the colors and patterns are exactly the same.
And this is where it just gets weird. After browing around the Union LA webstore, the whole rouse came together. As you can see in slides 4,7,8 & 11 ole Pyrex Vision didn’t even bother to pull out a seam ripper to take off the original Rugby by Ralph Lauren tags! This might not seem like blasphemy to you but in case you didn’t know, those Rugby flannels run a whopping $35USD at the outlet stores. That means this $550 flannel with “Pyrex Vision 23″ screenprinted on the back is going for a nearly 700% markup. Now if that isn’t fashion rape, we don’t know what is.
So, before you head out to
waste spend $500+ on clothes, head over to the Rugby outlet and get your screenprinter ready because WE’RE MAKING OUR OWN PYREX VISION TONIGHT.
What are YOUR thoughts Ahooders? Was Pyrex already a joke to begin with? Or is this the straw that broke Yeezy’s back? Let us know in the comments.