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F**k Ed Hardy

“Hey Christian Audigier… Thanks for ruining America…” is how my new favorite song, F**k Ed Hardy, by Dirt Nasty starts.

Christian Audigier, the man who brought us overpriced trucker hats in 2001, is now ruining the world once again with his latest line, Don Ed Hardy. Obvi you know about this stuff, seeing as everyone from Paris Hilton to Lil Jon to the players of Inter Milan (an Italian soccer team) sport the stuff.

And I have to say: I really effing hate Ed Hardy.

Now, I’m not the usual one to bash on things, but after hearing for two years how ‘cute’ Ed Hardy is and having friends coo over the shirt, shoes, hats and other accessories… I’m absolutely sick of it. Instead of just wrinkling my nose in distaste and immediately walking to the other side of Nordstrom, here are actual reasons why I hate that crap.

You with me?

1. It’s Ugly
As Dirt Nasty kindly points out, “Who had a seizure? It must have been the dude that made that tee-shirt.” Let’s go through the anatomy of a regular Ed Hardy tee, shall we?

The design itself starts out about (depending on the shirt) five inches above the hem. Nothing wrong with that, just a normal tee shirt… Except after those inoffensive few inches, it’s literally like some child took out the markers and just just drew a bunch of unrelated crap on a poor quality tee.

I get it; the images are based off of tattoo artist Ed Hardy’s work, but really Christian? What the hell do skulls; roses; tigers; hearts; eagles; top hats the words “peace,” “tattoos” and my personal favorite “love kills slowly”; have to do with each other?  And why does he have to add even more ugly to the mess and plaster his name on top?  Is it because it is so aesthetically important that “Christian Audigier” be scrawled across a woman’s chest? Or perhaps he envisioned a mob of men, women and children pestering – nay, DEMANDING – the wearer where they got such a cool tee.

And what makes this t-shirt different than any other graphic tee? The ugly design and the brand name? Please, I’m not wasting my money on this. Which brings me to…

2. It’s Expensive

The cheapest tee shirt on Ed Hardy’s website is $62. 62 bucks (which is approximately 10 hours working minimum wage with taxes taken out) for a 100% cotton shirt. Rhinestoned tunics can go for $176. What else can you buy for $176? A pair of jeans from J Brand, or a pair of Marc Jacobs shoes at theoutnet.com, or about seven dresses from Forever 21, or almost 2 iPhone 3G’s, or basically the amount of money you’ll spend on food from Wal-Mart during your first 2 ½ months away at school. Or, you know, you can spend that $176+ shipping and taxes on an ugly bedazzled t-shirt. It’s up to you.

3. Even Perez Hilton hates it

Perez Hilton – who has had hair ever color of the rainbow, who wore a brown velour suit jacket to New Year’s 2008 with Tila Tequila, who basically defines tacky – hates Ed Hardy. His nickname for the designer? Christian AudiGaudy. If Perez Hilton thinks you’re gaudy then I don’t even think Stacy London can help you.

4. Jon Gosselin is designing a clothing line for Audigier

This may not have to do as much with Ed Hardy as it does with its designer, but it only seems to anger me more. I’ve seen Project Runway. I’ve seen The Fashion Show. I know for a fact that there are lots of talented designers out there who don’t have the means of expressing their creativity. So Audigier looks past all of these Parsons and Central Saint Martin’s grads and lets Jon Gosselin design a kids line? Way to pick one of the top 10 people LEAST suited to design a line of children’s tees, right in between Carrot Top and Fidel Castro.

5. This guy puts his name on everything

Ed Hardy cups, air fresheners, seat covers, vodka? What the hell is Ed Hardy vodka!?

So next time you find yourself looking over one of his many shirts, don’t be “an Ed Hardy fan… aka I am a maggot” as Andy Milonakis raps, and put the item of clothing down. Then, walk over to H&M and spend that $100 on something that’s stylish, cute and doesn’t make you look like a clueless fashion victim.

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    1. Paige says:

      Haha, totally agreed. I still can't understand why everyone and their mother has Ed Hardy crap.

    2. Cassandra says:

      I used to like Ed Hardy before everyne else "dicovered" it. I only had one trucker cap with a geisha on it. But now that it's become like the new big craze (like uggs), I am embarassed to wear it out…damn

    3. Kelly says:

      I totally agree with this, but there is something good about Ed Hardy- if you see a guy wearing any of his stuff, you know he's a douchebag. You can weed out the good from the bad without even talking to them! I think I read somewhere that the real Ed Hardy isn't happy with how his artwork and image is being used after he sold the rights. Something about his name being exploited too much, but don't quote me on it. It's a shame too, because Ed Hardy is a wonderful tattoo artist who broke a lot of ground in the tattooing business, but now his name is associated with this line instead of his actual work.

    4. Andrew says:

      Yeah, THANK YOU for expressing that. haha, my last job we had a client who (not really sure their exact role) pushed a lot of Christian Audigier shit, and as a thanks for creating a Flash Image gallery for their site they let us come in and pick out a few things from the new line of clothes (which wouldn't be out in retail for another year).

      I am not a fashion guru, I just wear what looks good on me. I had never even heard of his line of clothes… But all the girls I worked with were so excited and flattered to get such a huge discount on the new line of stuff I was really pumped to check it out.. (I will say, I saw a few things for the ladies that I thought would look hot) but I was SOOOOOO baffled when I got there and started looking through the clothes. I figured it was just shitty, regular old line of clothes. Then saw the retail price (we got like over 75% discount on most things and even gave us a couple for free, so that was ok) and was even more astounded.

      What made me the most mad, there were quite a few shirts that would have looked DECENT (still not great).. but every single one, it's like they designed a pretty nice shirt. And then took a colorful, sparkling dump all over it. I kept thinking "wow.. this would look cool, IF…"

      In the end I only bought one shirt, and I actually really like that shirt.. but it was totally black. It actually may be Monarchy, I'm not sure if it's all from C.A. or not. But from that day forward.. I've had an EXTREME DISTASTE FOR ED HARDY.

      Everytime I'm at the mall and see it I scoff and bitch. haha.

      This describes every Ed Hardy shirt I've seen-

      Take an image of a retro (like Sublime-style) tattoo… and then take A) a handful of glitter or some shit, or B) various colors of paint and splatter/drip it all over. Or both.

      Viola. Ed Hardy's entire line, all in one sentence.

      By the way, Kelly's comment is true, and hilarious. ; )

    5. Elizabeth, we may not have seen eye-to-eye on KU but I agree with you 100% here! I've never seen a fashion line so aesthetically repulsive!

      But I think Kelly has a good point (dude wearing Ed Hardy = automatic douche. If you think its ok to spend $62 on a t-shirt, your priorities are obviously out of order). And I didn't know that Ed Hardy was a tattoo artist separate from the clothing line. You learn something new every day!

    6. Liza - University of says:

      Agreed! Ed Hardy is the epitome of trashy. Ick.

    7. Kelly says:

      Sara, here's the Don Ed Hardy's Wiki page. Most people don't know him outside of this line, but he made the "sailor jerry" style of tattoos really popular. He also turned down going to Yale to do tattoos!
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Ed_Hardy

    8. Casey says:

      Thank you! I could never understand it either. It's waaaay too much money for something that's just not aesthetically pleasing. That style of tattoo is just really cartoony and cheesy (my friend has his entire body done in ed hardy style tats.)

    9. soodee says:

      >> I totally agree with this, but there is something good about Ed Hardy- if you see a guy wearing any of his stuff, you know he’s a douchebag.

      SOOO AGREED! I hate Ed Hardy clothing. Why on earth would you spend that much on a t-shirt when you could buy a cute party dress or quality pair of designer denim? Makes zero sense.

    10. sophie says:

      I don't know what kind of designer Jon Gosselin will turn out to be, but I bet he designs a tee shirt with eight dollar signs on it. $$$$$$$$

    11. Kristina says:

      Ed Hardy is clothing of the douchebag generation. I wrote a "letter" to Christian and my feelings about Ed Hardy on my blog a couple of weeks ago lol. You can read it here
      http://youngerminds.blogspot.com/2009/07/bitch-it

    12. Jordan- University o says:

      Ed Hardy is like a depressing epidemic in Miami, unfortunately. I agree that is does weed out douchebags because a ton of them think that a totally blinged-out Ed Hardy shirt with tight jeans and Eurotrash accessories constitutes ideal wear for a club… or even a dinner date. It's like they think that since they are near South Beach that it is OK to be "flashy" and express their INCREDIBLE fashion sense… haha.

    13. I saw an ad for freaking Ed Hardy PERFUME. Can anyone get the scoop on what that smells like? Axe body spray mixed with sweat and desperation?

    14. oobunillaoo says:

      so gross. everything about it.

    15. Rich says:

      The funniest thing is that Ed Hardy clothing can now be found in TJ Maxx and Marshalls, discount clothing stores here in California.

    16. Erinn says:

      I could not agree more! You know what kind of people wear this.. douches. That's who. I have tattoos, this is so poser, so stupid, and such a rip off of a sub culture. Middle aged, balding men who play golf own these shirts. Do you want to be like them? Do you?!?

    17. LA says:

      I loved Ed Hardy when I only ever saw the tattoo flash while sitting in my tattoo artist's chair but now, everywhere I turn, I can't get away from it. I'm not even sure if "Ed Hardy" is a real artist or a brand any more and I have to say, you can get a lot of Ed Hardy/Christian Audigier knock-off/look alike crap at wal*mart for half the price but now I can't get away from it and it's really annoying. I'll admit to having a poster of Ed Hardy flash up on my wall but I had it years before Christian Audigier ever got his hooks into the flash

    18. trobs says:

      @ANDREW

      Uh, did you just describe Don Ed Hardy's tattoo style as retro and sublime-like? How about traditionally mexican and japanese. Knowing the history it's clear to see he was especially inspired by ancient japanese tattoos.

      and as for the sublime relate, sublimes art work was done by opie ortiz- the tattoo artist whose work heavily draws on the psychedelic era.

      so no, retro and sublime-like is quite possibly the most incorrect adjectives to describe ed hardy.

      On a side note- I hate designers like Christian who distort and sensationalize something that in it's original form is beautiful (Japanese and mexican art.) Then repackage it a million times with no integrity or respect to the concept of quality as opposed to quantity.

      As a designer I would never work a company like this. What a hack.

    19. Alli says:

      i sooooo agree with you…this brand over charges for crappy t-shirts. And if that wasnt bad enough, i saw ed hardy HAND SANITIZER. who the hell is so obsessed with ed hardy that theyd buy a $10 bottle of hand sanitizer just b/c its ed hardy???? douchebags, thats who (cough cough) Jon Gosselin.

    20. Kassidy says:

      I happen to like Ed Hardy both me and my sister own shoes however i do agree that he is putting his name on to much stuff but i only like the shoes i like the

      skulls

      fish

      roses

      and

      tigers

      and i am not a douchebag

    21. Mary says:

      I would like to know what the skull and the saying love kills slowy stands for? Why would you put it on a babies diaper bag? It looks satanic and that person must be full of the devil.

    22. Nikki says:

      The love kills slowly was an original tattoo design that was just that, a tattoo. It was not created for a diaper bag. Ed Hardy was a ground breaker in his time and is very famous in the tattoo world. But what Christian has done with his work is terrible. I feel bad for Ed that he was foolish enough to sign rights to his work over to a douchebag designer, but I'm sure he is making tons of money from it even if he doesn't like the final outcome.

      As for Jon Gosselin, we all know what kind of designer he will be. He is the only douche I know who will wear Ed Hardy pink board shorts…Ugh.

    23. SoBe Chic says:

      I unfortunately met Christian Audigier in Miami, at a hotel party a few years back (before Ed Hardy and after Von Dutch). I was sitting at a table with Mickey Rourke, etc…and had no clue who this French dude was, nor did I care. He was the most pompous, arrogant, rude, disrespectful, a-hole I ever met. I'm a female, and apparently he does not respect females because he continuously tried to proposition me. He threw 2,000. in front of me at one point, despite me telling him I'm not a hooker. I put him in his place, however, with my quick witted comebacks. His friends were laughing hysterically, because he was getting so pissed off that I wasn't backing down and my comments hit below the belt..lol

      I boycotted Ed Hardy, clothes, items, after that incident. If I took out my personal experience and was objective about the clothes, I initially liked the concept. I liked the rocker look, something somewhat edgy and LA looking. Now, it is too common. It is tacky and cheap looking. If something is available to everyone, everywhere it loses its appeal. Now it is almost funny that everyone was so hooked on it at first, and repulsed by it now. lol I predict that it is going to hit rock bottom soon…I can't stand seeing anymore products with ED HARDY smeared all over it…wallets, bed sheets, coffee mugs, gooooo awaayyyyy…ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!!

    24. butcherbaby says:

      i used to work at a swap meet in LA right across the street from the ed hardy store, and yes, i did see a lot of douchebags & trend slaves wearing them. i'm a tattooed woman who is a big fan of old school tattoos and tattoo art, and i already knew who ed hardy was, so it is a little annoying to see clueless people rocking all this $$$ gear. then again, i am also old enough to really not care about things like "keeping my subculture sacred" or whatever. and i'm glad a great tattooist is getting money and acclaim.

      i don't actually have a problem with the clothes- i like a lot of the designs (though you will NEVER see me in a trucker hat, of any kind, EVER), and i already wear crap with paint splatters and glitter. i own a few pieces but i buy them 1/2 price at Marshalls.

    25. bear and dovie says:

      i like some of ed hardy fragrance and lotion smells so good and it last so long .but i checked out the line of clothing did not like it! looks very chessy !!! not everyone likes tatoo!! i dont mind the fish and etc. not skull!! i would not wear wear to school. not a fan of skull!! i dont mind having a ed hardy clothing just no skull coz it made it chessy and scary!!

    26. lover of ed hardy says:

      OMG………….all ya hater are just jealousssss cuz you know you can afford Ed Hardy.. I agreed working for 7 buck an hours is not gonna get you into the fashion world. Beside, don't ya have to paid your little rent and what left of it goes to food?????? LOL, get a life, you can't afford, don't wear it…..I totally support him line of clothes, got tons. Don't hate. Get a life…..PEACE!!!

    27. Bernadette says:

      JUST WHAT WE NEED IN THE WORLD TODAY SOMETHING THAT LOOKS DIABOLIC…WE NEED PEACE NOT SOMETHING THAT REPRESENTS EVIL. THE SHAME OF IT ALL IS THAT IT WOULD BE CUTE WITH THE COLORS IF IT DIDN'T SAY THAT AWFUL SAYING AND THE SKELETON OMG WHAT A MESS….YOU COULD HAVE USED SOMETHING LIKE A PIRATE THEM…THANKS FOR READING THIS…

    28. Tara says:

      I personally like the Ed Hardy shirts and own a couple of them. But however now that I know that the ultimate douche who exploits his eight kids Jon Gosselin is now working for them I will never buy a Ed Hardy tee again

    29. Brittany says:

      You people are retarded. Yes it has gone a little over the top but seriously its not that bed. Get a life. I have a couple Ed hardy beach towels and I love them. You people are too stupid to see that the man is obviously a genius for coming up with this. If it was so awful it wouldnt be such a craze.

      Another this, for all of you haters who write that the shirts are in TJMaxx…so is coach, dooney and bourke, Michael Kors, Free People, etc. Check out the outlets same thing. Almost every brand has an outlet or somthing to that effect. Get a shopping clue and stop being so blind.

      I think that it is an adorable fashion fad, not saying you should get everything he makes, but who is to say whats douche like and whats not…maybe the crap you all wear makes you look like a total douche. Get a life.

    30. Jenny says:

      Ick, Ed Hardy. I wouldn't be caught dead in that shit.

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    32. grandma says:

      Well, I just bought my grandson a $141.24 Ed Hardy but after reading this stuff I'll probably return it, get my money back, and go to Marshalls and TJ's and get him several for the price of one.

    33. Domi says:

      PLEASE, PLEASE, do NOT buy Christian's line! (and seperate Christian from Ed Hardy, two totally different people)

      Anyway, Christian does not pay Ed Hardy for his art, he owes millions of dollars which he refuses to pay, and the whole thing is tied up in court. Its one of the most blatant examples of copyright infringement of a tattoo artist's work that I have ever seen.

      Often, artists dont get credited in court because courts claim that the artist 'cannot' prove that they were the actual creator. Its a whole "all tattoos look the same" thing. Another brand that is really bad for this is Converse.

      So, not only are the clothes pretty lame, but the line's owner is a idea-stealing, lying, douche who wont live up to his agreements.

      Here's a link to some more info on the fued for any interested:
      http://www.needled.com/blog/?p=2974

    34. AGREED says:

      ed hardy's clothes are weird, ugly, and over-priced!! I would understand if it was a cheap brand that people wore just for the hell of it, but it's pricey!

    35. HATER says:

      I'm not a fan of how it is everywhere from school supplies, lingerie, hosting to even his own vodka. But shoot he doing the dang thing and making that money. Everyone beside you must still like it cuz he is every where. He has marketed a great product and i don't seeing it falling anytime to soon. He is open stores across america. SUCKS FOR YOU HUH!

      "You aren't doing anything good if you aren't getting hated on"

    36. Maria says:

      THANK GOD SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT.

      I HAVE HATED ED HARDY FROM DAY ONE. SOMEONE BURN ALL OF THAT SHIT. PEOPLE LIKE IT FOR THE TREND, NOT FOR THE ACTUAL DESIGNS.

    37. Ashley says:

      douchebag wear made for guys who rent "Party buses", listen to techno and still gel their hair.

    38. Casey says:

      Wow, all the commentators on here sticking up for the line sound like such assholes!

      Kinda proves the point.

    39. Court says:

      i hate most of the ed hardy clothes, but when i find stuff i like i LOVE it! & FYI the perfume is awesome:)

    40. Mimi says:

      "I totally agree with this, but there is something good about Ed Hardy- if you see a guy wearing any of his stuff, you know he’s a douchebag."

      Agreed.

      I also don't believe that simply because something is popular that it's inherently cool. The right wealthy mindless marketing douchebags got their hands on it so then more mindless douchebags got their hands on it. That's all.

      It's a shame though that Ed Hardy got into all of this because the guy doesn't seem completely horribly terrible. But you know. He laid down with dogs.

    41. Brittany says:

      People seriously get a grip. GET OVER IT. Ed Hardy is not going anywhere. You people are retarded. Obviously you dont understand anything…if his stuff was so "awful" then why in the world is the stuff selling so well? hmm…would any one like to place a response to this question….I think not. And another dumb but obvious question….why is it that so many stores are trying to be like him and do similar designs…etc? Obviously because it is extremely well liked….you people are just RETARDED and dont understand anything. Get over yourselves.

    42. sublime says:

      haha crap sells well all the time–especially if it's endorsed by a celebrity, marketed correctly and in the right stores, or branded and licensed by the right people. Remember Von Dutch? Christian designed for Von Dutch and made it huge with the help of celebrities like Ashton Kutcher. He is a marketing genius and that is why you want his crap.

      Madonna wears it, but she also designs for them according to WWD (Women's Wear Daily). Also, Ed Hardy is a BRAND. It is licensed out to many other companies. The sheets for instance, are not made by Christian himself, but instead by a company called Wholly Sheet (also, WWD article).

      "In terms of marketing, Gordon said the Ed Hardy sales are driven by word-of-mouth. The brand is already a Hollywood based sensation among a fairly young, hip consumer demographic. At Macys.com there is a robust assortment of Ed Hardy jeans, t-shirts, sunglasses, sneakers, fragrance, watches and other fashion accessories. "Christian is a master promoter," said Gordon of designer Audigier, noting that various celebrities at one moment or another favor Audigier-interpreted Ed Hardy goods from jackets and Hoodies to barware." From the article "Ed Hardy Line Gets Moving" once again from WWD

      That is why you see it everywhere–that's why people buy it. It's cool because it's bright and you can recognize it easily as well as its connotation of $$.

    43. Aristo says:

      You know Brittany, for someone who just told all of us to GET OVER IT… you did just post in a topic that you apparently hate. Twice. Maybe you should try taking your own advice.

      Not to mention, who the fuck still calls people “retarded” after graduating 8th grade?

    44. britany says:

      I posted twice dumb ass because I don't agree with you idiots. you people are ignorant and prob can't afford it. this post irritated me when I saw it on aol…so guess what kiss my ass…if I want to use retrded so what…and people use that word when they are trying not to be rude….what are you in the freaking dark?

      the idea of ed hardy is marketing genius just like coach guess juicy etc. if you knew anything about brands and fashion you would get this….obviously you don't. he is brilliant and you idiots just don't want to admit it….instead of being positive you miserable idiots have to do nothing but bitch and complain about something that is successful…I feel bad for you….really…

    45. Aristo says:

      Ooooh, that's THREE times now, sweetie. I don't really get why you're so furious that there are some people who don't like Ed Hardy, but I guess that's to be expected. Rampant testosterone and the resulting overaggressive behavior seem pretty common in people who wear Ed Hardy.

      You must spend a fortune on body wax.

    46. Swiss says:

      cant stand that crap, you guys should see what people say about him all over europe , and now this idiot puts his name on a ducati monster cycle , i build bikes for over 20 years and let me tell you if i ever see somebody buying that freakin hardy bike i ll punch him so frakin hard that he ll never ride a bike again ,,,,,,, but then you never know he might design f..king scooters or some shit ,,,, absolutely hate this crappp…

    47. Brittany says:

      Aristo stfu. Im a girl first of all. Your prob some lonely duesch that sits at home and has nothing better to do then complain. Bitch and complain. congrats you have achieved that. I wax my eyebrows…im not euorpean…therefore I dont need to wax… I mean maybe you have some serious issues…im sorry to hear that. I dont care…Im posting because I just want you people to know how stupid and wrong you are…wake up and smell the damn coffee. Your stupid. And your probably jealous of it. I guess Ed Hardy is really only made for people who know high style and fashion…then I take it you dont like coach, BCBG, juicy, or anything else either….because that is exactly the same.Know what you are talking about before you open your big ass mouth.

    48. Aristo says:

      "Douche," sweetie. It's spelled "douche." Also, "you're." It's a contraction of "you are," not a possessive pronoun. I could get further into your spelling and grammar, but it would take up half a page.

      It's really funny how apparently I have nothing better to do than sit at home and complain… when you're doing the exact same thing. Teehee!:) But by all means, keep doing it. I'm getting a good laugh every time you make a new post (and a complete ass of yourself).

      Also, the difference between Ed Hardy and all those designers is that Coach and Luis Vitton are associated with people with class (and also generally look good), and Ed Hardy is associated with hyper-masculine idiots suffering from hair gel poisoning (and also looks horrid).

      Now, reply again and let me know what a jealous idiot I am. Please.😀

    49. britany says:

      first off….get a clue…were online….on a blog…im not going to use proper english. but thank you for being the grammar police. appreciate it. im posting on here bc I like ed hardy and I think you people are obviously miserable with your own lame boring lives and all you can do is sit on here and bitch about something you have no control over. you all act like you can stop the greatness. get real. and btw if you actually understood the world…coach and all of those are not always classy…is that why I see people from thehood or the white trash rocking a coach purse? maybe your trash and you don't even know it. those brands are at TJMaxx cheap enough for somone to buy that can not ( is that good english for you? I mean you have nothing better to do then pick) afford to buy it in the regular stores. stop looking at everything so negatively….you must really hate your life to have nothing better to do then pick….so go ahead yuck it up…laugh your ass off…I could give a shit…im a better person than you are and obviously understand things a little better than you do…guess one day you will figure it out that you can not change things…your one person….get over yourself.

    50. Aristo says:

      Sure, sure sweetie. You're a better person than me who has nothing better to do than tell people who have nothing better to do than tell people who have nothing better to do than tell people that they have nothing better to do. On the internet.😉

      The really hilarious thing is that you really aren't intelligent enough to realize that all of your arguments can be turned right back on you.

      See you tomorrow! Looking forward to reading your next little pearls of wisdom.😀

    51. Carolyn says:

      Ed Hardy looks like fucking shit. If I see anyone wearing it, it automatically makes them a loser and a person I would never consider talking to. Wake the fuck up people. Ed Hardy is for fucking losers.

    52. emily says:

      out of curiosity, how old are you britany?

    53. Claude says:

      Ed Hardy, made for sheep. What better way to express your individuality than to wear the same as every other asshole.

    54. britany says:

      im 21…if that's ay of your bus. I just wanted to say thank you for giving me the pleasure of being able to read your dumb comments. it is truly entertaining to me to read your meaningless immature comments. what are you 5 years old….cool…say what you want….its not affecting my life…I just think you ppl have no clue about anything in the world. I think its a cute line for woman…for the guys not as much. I love it andyu idiots are not going to change my mind because you all probably shop at walmart and think its cool. go ahead be my guest…again doesn't change my life lmao.

    55. steph says:

      OMG ThanK YOu For this article and Kelly Amen! haha I HATE ed hardy and his stupid design of clothes, they look ridiculous and ugly. I started seeing the stuff everywhere and just thought “are you serious? its hidious and even looks cheaply made”

    56. Ivy says:

      I agree for the most part. If there was one designer I could forever erase in the history of fashion, it would be Christian Audigier. I remember when Ed Hardy first came out and I accidentally went inside the flagship store in L.A., I was honestly like, "What is this shit… and why is this shirt $100???" When they first came out, I understood it was about Ed Hardy and his tattoos and stuff. But now, what it's become… the lyrics of that rap says it all.

      I don't think it's too expensive since I do understand you're paying for the designer name, but come on, Ed Hardy? I don't even understand why it's "designer". I live in Los Angeles and the only people who still wear Ed Hardy are guys who look like guidos (we call them guidians, look them up in urban dictionary) and girls who look like eurotrash. There is no class or appeal to me. And it's true, one look at a guy's shirt can tell you everything. If you're wearing Ed Hardy, you're most likely a douche.

      The brand, Affliction, too!

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    58. zhaklin says:

      i cant stand seeing any ed hardy or christian audigier.im so sick of this tattoo shit, enough already.

    59. rob says:

      You are bunch of red necks wearing WalMart shit did you ever see ,touch and wear Ed Hardy? BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO no and by the way you idiots Ed Hardy is an american icon, he's a god father of tattoo respected world wide and only few stupid fucks telling people that Ed Hardy is shit? Its so not fair and low blow thanks to Christian Audigier who created Diesel and Von Dutch yes you hear right and few other high end brans the whole world is amazed with Thrue american icon Ed Hardy so go under the rocks and stay there if you have nothing else to do than throw the shit on somebody that get somwhere Think about it

    60. defynewyork says:

      Sorry ROB, no one is discrediting edhardy but his line of clothing sucks. The minute i see someone wearing ed hardy the word "tool" pops into my mind. Brands have been making clothing like this YEARS before this line dropped they just marketed this crap the the club guido's, and the people that need others to tell them what to wear. Try looking up a japanese brand called Neighborhood. Why haven't you heard of them? Because they don't sell watered down crap. This stuff is a modern day equivalent to FUBU only its made for guido's.

    61. Charlene says:

      I love Ed Hardy clothes. So what if they sell the in TJMax, and Marshall, they also sell his clothes in Nodstram. It make it more affordable for everyone. His clothes are unique. Who wants to dress boring like everyone else with a plain t-shirt, or sweatshirt.

    62. wayne says:

      ok i think all the ed hardy haters are the broke ones with no money that think just because someone wears ed hardy clothing he's a dickhead for spending 100 bucks on a shirt… c'mon guys.. seriously?? i know they sell ed hardy stuff at t.j. maxx and marshalls now and shirts are like 30 bucks there. so of course someone who probably couldnt afford it is going to buy it because they like it and they can actually afford it this time around. but i agree guido dickheads on south beach wear this stuff a lot. but you can tell they're a dick. they're usually a steroided up guido with a fake tan and a blow out. but not ALL people that wear ed hardy arent dicks.

    63. Nikki says:

      i dont c a problem with the clothing line.u guys keep talking about the price but if u cant afford it dont purchase it duh.and if a dude is wearing this clothing it doesnt make him a douche(even though most r)but that is besides the point.get over it i think you guys r juss mad bcause he makin money(BIG money)and you all are not.quit being haters and get over it…..who actually takes time to bash a person and what they do likk that and by the way u never kno jon mite juss make clothes that you are gonna want your kids to wear

    64. Mark says:

      It's made in China and costs that much? HAHAHAHAHA. At least True Relgion jeans are made in the USA. Buy something that isn't made in the third world and it has more value. Where are affliction shirts made? Probably not in China either. Oh google is my friend "Affliction t-shirts are made in the USA and are hand torn around the collar."

      Somehow I doubt they sell ed hardy at bloomingdales or nordstrom. It must be mearely another Macy brand.

    65. ed hardy says:

      out of curiosity, how old are you britany?

    66. lida says:

      it is wonderful

    67. Etown says:

      Ed Hardy clothes are great. You can now identify douchebags from 100 feet away and strategically avoid them. Here in Alberta, 2/3 guys wear Ed Hardy clothes and hoodies and a pair of cheap sunglasses or worse – their tinted "Uvex" safety glasses from work. Nowhere on planet earth do more young men look exactly like the mugshot of a serial rapist on crack. And the white trash girls here like Britany go ape-shit for it!

      God. I gotta move away from here.

    68. davanh says:

      i believe that ed hardy is a great tattoo artist…thats why he is called the godfather of tattoos…don ed hardy is not ashamed about his name being put out there..him and christian agreed to do the business together if he didn't want his name out there..he would have never agreed to do the business with christian…they have been going strong with how their business is doing and look at where it got them now?you guys can complain all you want but there are still millions of people that still love their products…they are making money off the stuff we buy from them so complain all you want..people are still buying…its business

    69. edhardyluv says:

      I LOVE ED HARDY THE PRODUCTS ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK!

    70. mrsvt says:

      Oh my god! most of the people i know that hate ed hardy cant afford it! "its too expensive" then go to walmart and buy a damn shirt and YOU can WEAR IT happily! let us who like the new style and designs carry on, because truly. That guy who made it is laughing all the way to the bank at you guys who hate his clothing..If you really dislike it go buy something else, we are not going to talk crap about the shirts you like. Ed Hardy is like everything else.. It cant please everyone, Not everyone can afford it, and most important ITS UNIQUE! its business….

    71. Maria says:

      Whats wrong with not being able to afford Ed hardy? so what if you cant afford it that dosent give you a right to call us poor or jealous bitches.

    72. nick says:

      FUCK ED HARDY, id rather be a gay midget or a dead body than wear that rhinestone shit.

    73. Dave says:

      I think people here on both sides of the fence have been overly critical of each other, the clothing line and the people who wear it.

      Everybody has different tastes. I went to Vegas (I am Canadian) and bought my wife an Ed Hardy shirt for her birthday because I thought it was cute. I know of very few people who own a shirt here. I went online and looked at his collection. I also find some of the shirts gaudy but I also loved a few as well and bought one.

      Stating that everyone who wears an Ed Hardy shirt is a douche makes you sound just as idiotic as anyone else who uses a racial epithet or stereotype.

    74. *Drea* says:

      I totally agree with Dave! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but stop being so hateful and stereotypical! There is no need for name calling! Grow up! We are all adults here, right?

      Anyways, here is my opinion:

      When Ed Hardy first came out I was like gross!! I hate anything with skulls on it! Plus Dennis Rodman was wearing it and I don't care for him at all! I just thought the clothing was too gaudy!

      However, here recently I've noticed they don't always put skulls on everything and I recently started to like the clothing line. Also I love how the colors are so vibrant! I live in Indiana and I really don't see many people wearing Ed Hardy, so I started wearing it myself! Once everyone here starts wearing it, then I will move on to something else. It takes forever for trends to get to Indiana!

      The prices are very reasonable on amazon, otherwise they're still not too bad considering it's a very popular brand.

      The reason TJMaxx and others are carrying it is bc they know it's popular and profitable, but in reality, you don't really save that much on Ed Hardy at those stores. For example, I went into an AJ Wright store which is like a sister to TJMaxx and they still wanted $50 for a small pink Ed Hardy tee and there wasn't much to it. I like to get my moneys worth on things I buy, and it was not worth $50 although it was cute, it wasn't THAT cute.

      No, I'm not a diva douche, I'm a 25 yr old female. I like Ed Hardy. Especially their shoes! As long as there are no skulls on the item!

    75. AYS says:

      ED HARDY IS FOR DOUCHES ??? nah dont say that your just mad because you cant afford it really . I have many times people come up to me and give me great comments about my ed hardy clothing . What about LV ? they are so lame way more expensive than ed hardy and they use that stupid print again and again and burberry does the same thing , gucci isnt any better . I think they are way more douchey than ed hardy thats for sure . Look ed hardy is popular for a reason if you dont like it you dont hafto bitch about it so much because it sounds like you are jelious that you cant afford it or dont look good in it .so fuck you elizabeth keep wearing your skanky cheap clothes that has a 2 dollar chinese designer print im fine with ed hardy thanks

    76. sarah says:

      Ed Hardly is simply trash. It has nothing to do with price. The look is trash and thats all.

    77. Greg Doran says:

      When it comes down to clothing, it is all overpriced shit sold in America and probably made overseas by slave labor. Life would be much more simpler if we went back to being fucking naked. Enjoy your fads and name brands all you pretentious wannabe fucks………..Greg Doran from Tomball, Texas

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