There seems to be a disconnect here. Or maybe the forces that liberals find so odious, such as capitalism, are seeking to align themselves with the #resistance.
Fox News (via the New York Post) reports that upscale New York clothier Barney’s is now selling an Antifa-style jacket. The price tag, $375, is positively pre-revolutionary.
The garment, an Antifa-influenced M-65 Anarchy Cotton-Blend Field Jacket, appeared on the retailer’s website at the time when the Post piece went to press, but it seems to have vanished since then. A visit to the linked site returns the message “This product is currently unavailable.”
According to the Post, the “military-style canvas zip-up with ‘stand collar’ and ‘snap flap patch pockets,’ is getting slammed by the demographic it was trying to market to” as well as the opposition: “anarchists.”
Angelyn Fernandez, VP of Product at Alpha Industries [which makes the garment], said in an e-mailed statement to the Daily Dot, “We have seen resistance to power and authority become a trend in our current pop culture and society, often expressed through fashion,” she said.
But it looks like this manifestation of that trend has no takers.
Interestingly the photos of the jacket that were on Barney’s website and which have been reproduced above omit the face of the wearer. How perfectly antifa of them! Now if only they can find a high-end designer to come out with a line of $500 desperado masks, they’d really be in business.