Kerouac at Shopbop

Dear Jack,

I thought you should know that Shopbop is selling these Kerouac Ripped Leggings, named after you.   Try not to take it too personally, they once had a dress named after Sylvia Plath.

I should confess that I never liked your writing or even your whole mythology, although I do love your pal William Burroughs. But I did go to see that long role of paper you used to write “On the Road.”   Did you know that in the Strand bookstore in NYC, they keep “On the Road” behind the counter, due to its appeal to thieves? I guess your book is the literary equivalent of the Gillette Mach 3 razors you have to ask for at CVS and Rite Aid.

Please accept my apology for the leggings. Maybe some day, Rumi might wear them! Then, your life will not have been in vain.


Sister Wolf

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13 Responses to Kerouac at Shopbop

  1. reddoorread says:

    dear rumi and kind – stop shredding your clothes. it’s a cheap hipster tactic.

  2. I fail to see any connection between these leggings and Kerouac, but when they issue the William Burroughs suit let me know; I might be interested in that.

  3. Ann says:

    Please accept my apology for liking the leggings. I’m hanging my head in shame. I usually have better taste than that.

  4. Deni says:

    I like the leggings (though very 70s retro), hate the name, and wish I had those legs to go along with the leggings and shoes. I’m wondering what the Sylvia Plath dress looked like? Did it have a towel for over the head? And thank you for letting me know where the Gillette Mach Razors reside at CVS. (I may forgo the razors at .99 cent store for a cleaner and less bloody shave.)

  5. Danielle says:

    Hahah! They should have just named the leggings after Rumi, not Kerouac. Save some time.

  6. K-Line says:

    That last para is pure genius.

  7. hammie says:

    please tell me what the Sylvia Plath outfit was?

    (and please tell me it was a novelty apron with “it’s not your buns that are in this oven” on the bib)


  8. K-Line says:

    Hammie needs to win an award for that slogan.

  9. Sister Wolf says:

    reddoorread – Truer words were never written.

    Iheartfashion – Hahahaha! Will do.

    Ann – Did you take your temperature??!!

    Deni – Click on the link to see the dress. It’s nice how we still can’t shave our legs properly, isn’t it?

    Danielle – But wouldn’t that make her kind of, you know, like, full of herself?

    K-Line -Oh you are too kind, K.

    Hammie – NO, it was a nothing-looking black mini dress.

    K-Line – She will get one!

  10. Braindance says:

    Ah, it is so lush to hear somebody else admit they are not feeling Kerouac, I also find the writing a bit dull. Saying that, I did just read a book him and Burroughs did together (they wrote a chapter each) and I thought it was really decent. Burroughs had the edge though.

    It is called, And the hippos were boiled in their tanks.
    I think they wrote it about 10 years before either of them became famous.

    I also am ashamed of myself, but I do like the leggings, maybe they should have called them the Freddy Krueger leggings?

  11. ambika says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks Kerouac is overrated. He’s really the manna of adolescent guys in my mind. I did make it through On the Road but just barely. I’ll have to give Burroughs a try.

  12. crocodilian says:

    This post is hysterical… AND it reminded me of something I bookmarked at the other day – not for a future purchase, mind you, but for the amazing description:
    “Tiger Tiger Crop Top:
    Bold silk screened motifs create a witty point of interest. Machine wash.”

    You really have to see the item in question to appreciate how “witty” it really is, I think. And yes, Rumi would be all over that.

  13. Many thanks for the informative post. My wife’s calling me for dinner So I need to run off without having reading as much as I’d like. But I set your blog on my RSS feed so that I can study more.

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