Hot Copy Vol. 5: Peter Millar and "Modern Confetti"

Picture 5Few would disagree that Peter Millar makes very nice clothing, but this attempt at WASP hauteur slides smoothly into self-parody. From the shopping section of the Sea Island Resort website:

“The Peter Millar customer walks the fairways, the avenues of commerce and the lawns of society with an air of distinction, never carnivalizing himself nor his appearance with modern confetti.”

I could maybe buy this line from a company selling Mao suits, but this is from an outfit that makes $85 pink belts lined with Italian glove leather. Still, the reminder is an ageless one: Never turn yourself into a spinning tea cup, a Ferris wheel, or a pony ride. It’s just not the done thing.

Photo: Robert DeNiro, violently carnivalized by bureaucratic confetti in Terry Gilliam’s 1985 movie “Brazil”.


3 comments for “Hot Copy Vol. 5: Peter Millar and "Modern Confetti"”

  1. This is absolutely f#&king hilarious! Cargo shorts need not apply.

    Posted by Charlie G | March 19, 2010, 6:23 pm
  2. “Carnivalized!” A new catchphrase is born.

    Posted by mike tanner | March 23, 2010, 5:51 pm
  3. Mike, why do I have a feeling you could write a killer Bud Light spot based around that word?

    “Oh snap, you just got CARNIVALIZED!”

    Posted by td | March 23, 2010, 6:49 pm

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