To hate t-shirts with 'FCUK' plastered across them?

(43 Posts)
badtasteyoni Mon 29-Apr-13 13:04:44

Or am I just being a miserable Monday old feck?

Just seen a woman in the sandwich shop wearing one, holding the hand of a little girl who was probably about four (ie just the age to be working out what words say, particuarly ones on mummy's t-shirt hmm)

That's all.

AmberLeaf Mon 29-Apr-13 13:06:54

Must have been an old Tshirt.

French connection is well dated isn't it? well I thought that particular 'play on words' theme was anyway.

Dumpylump Mon 29-Apr-13 13:07:54

But it's not a word is it? It's the initials of the company who sell the t shirt. I don't think it's that hilarious that it can be confused with the word fuck, but, it's not actually the word fuck.

JenaiMorris Mon 29-Apr-13 13:07:54

Didn't they stop making these in about 2001?

badtasteyoni Mon 29-Apr-13 13:08:22

Didn't ask her how old the t-shirt was - way too busy sucking a lemon at her smile

nipersvest Mon 29-Apr-13 13:08:51

have to admit dd's glasses are fcuk (from specsavers) and i wasn't keen on the logo, even though it is tiny, but they were the only frames she liked as they're purple.

JenaiMorris Mon 29-Apr-13 13:09:43


Maybe there's some retro thing going on. We'll all be listening to Craig David next.

SirChenjin Mon 29-Apr-13 13:13:05

Don't know if they've stopped making them but you still see plenty of them about. Vile, stupid campaign thought up, no doubt, by a group of twenty-something blokes who probably had a celebratory group wank on launch day.

Pixieonthemoor Mon 29-Apr-13 13:15:52

I remember when French Connection started using the FCUK trade mark. I thought it was stupid and puerile and stopped going into the shop. Have never been back since.

TalkUsernameYoudLike Mon 29-Apr-13 13:25:16

I was listening to Craig David yesterday blush

Mintyy Mon 29-Apr-13 13:41:27

Yanbu. A 13 year old would no doubt get a little thrill out of wearing one, anyone else who owns one is officially a twat. But, do they still make them?

Startail Mon 29-Apr-13 13:43:39

YANBU it was the feeblest of jokes even when it first started.

ParadiseChick Mon 29-Apr-13 13:44:25

Hello 2000!

TheWave Mon 29-Apr-13 13:44:51

YANBU. DC have always know my feeling on this and it's forbidden in this house on any garment etc. Juvenile sums it up.

Some schools where there is no uniform in 6th form don't allow either.

AmberLeaf Mon 29-Apr-13 13:45:26

Maybe there's some retro thing going on. We'll all be listening to Craig David next

Proper Bo! grin

JenaiMorris Mon 29-Apr-13 13:51:13

Sixth formers still want to wear it?

So it has come back? <boggles>

French Connection used to be quite naice highish-end high-street, like Oasis only a bit posher, before they brought in the FCUK thing. Then they were shit for years.

I've not been in since Phats and Small were in the charts.

ENormaSnob Mon 29-Apr-13 13:53:55

Bloody hell this thread has transported me right back to sixth form (98 - 00)

Good times.

freddiefrog Mon 29-Apr-13 13:56:12

YANBU. I hate it.

I didn't think they did the FCUK thing anymore either. I've got a couple of bits from there recently and it doesn't even have FCUK on the labels, it just has French Connection in a plain type

ENormaSnob Mon 29-Apr-13 13:56:15

Shit, am I that old that it's classed as cool and retro now sad

Nombrechanger Mon 29-Apr-13 14:26:52

Craaaaaaiiiiigggg Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavid!!!!

JenaiMorris Mon 29-Apr-13 14:40:34

In the 70s French Connection was all cheesecloth shirts I think.

Stuff I wore as a teenager over 25 years ago has been in and out and in again as retro chic so I wouldn't even begin to worry about FCUK t-shirts making a come back, you young cahs grin

Thumbwitch Mon 29-Apr-13 14:47:30

I hated it then and I hate it still.

Since there's that "thing" about being able to read words so long as the first and last letters are in the right place, it's fcuking obvious what it says (see what I did there? wink) and while I don't object to swearing in general, I don't like to see it all the time, it's too in your face. The occasional transitory "fuck" when spoken lasts a split second - if you're walking near someone with a FCUK top, it's ongoing for ages. Yes I know you can look away but it's still there.

ParadiseChick Mon 29-Apr-13 15:18:46

Hey what's wrong with you? You're looking kinda down to me!

freddiefrog Mon 29-Apr-13 15:21:38

Stuff I wore as a teenager over 25 years ago has been in and out and in again as retro chic so I wouldn't even begin to worry about FCUK t-shirts making a come back


I actually, seriously considered a pair of dungarees the other week. I even went so far as ordering a pair from ASOS.

I saw the light and sent them back although secretly I'm still hankering after a pair

notso Mon 29-Apr-13 15:26:26

I remember being all cats bum mouth when my 14 year old sister had a FC t-shirt that said something like put your hands on my tits.
I was pg with DD at the time, my Mum swiftly remindedly of the Purple Sick Slut (in the style of Purple silk Cut) top I had a the same age.

sudaname Mon 29-Apr-13 15:29:45

I've got one that says 'Fcek - the Irish connection'


Disclaimer - l only wear it for painting etc.

sudaname Mon 29-Apr-13 15:30:30

Another disclaimer - somebody else bought it for me, honest.

Thumbwitch Mon 29-Apr-13 15:50:00

I quite like that one though, sudaname [hypocrite face]

PrincessOfChina Mon 29-Apr-13 15:54:08

It really is 1997 again isn't it?

I had an FCUK t-shirt when I was doing A Levels. I still have a hoody that I wear when painting.

I also heard Radio 1 play ACTUAL Craig David on Friday afternoon.

WTFisABooyhooISBooyhoo Mon 29-Apr-13 16:09:13

i hate seeing FCUK on stuff too but for a different reason. i wonder why people are so desperate to 'have the current thing' that they'll pay companies to advertise across their arse or chest or bag or whatever. if FCUK want to advertise on my glasses they'll fucking well pay for the space. not the other way round.

TheBigJessie Mon 29-Apr-13 16:13:21

I remember that. It annoyed me so much and I thought it was so stupid, that I started saying French Connection Off and Oh, French Connection when I dropped something on my foot.

I mean, if they want the glamour of being associated with a swearword, then they should get treated like a swearword!

ComposHat Mon 29-Apr-13 16:36:58

Tgey must be a clarty bastard if they are wearing a t shirt that is at least 12 years old.

Anyway onto more pressing concerns, how do you think Darius will do on Pop idol and when does the new series of Ibiza uncovered start?

ComposHat Mon 29-Apr-13 16:38:53

Do cult clothing still do t shirt s with 69 pornstar or fuct emblazoned on them? They were pretty popular at roughly the same time.

whataboutbob Mon 29-Apr-13 17:48:39

I ve always found them both boring and unpleasant-quite a feat. I draw solace from FRench Connection's ever worsening financial status.

likeitorlumpit Mon 29-Apr-13 17:53:40

you are just being a miserable Monday old feck.

ratspeaker Mon 29-Apr-13 18:57:40

My son has one
it says FCUK this dyslexia

he is dyslexic

velvetysquirrel Mon 29-Apr-13 20:19:01

Have you seen recent pictures of Craig David? He has bulked out and is proper muscley now. shock

Uppatreecuppatea Mon 29-Apr-13 20:23:02

I remember that this campaign was hailed as an initial pr coup for French Connection but they ultimately lost a lot of customers. I hated the campaign and have never darkened their doorstep since. Idiots.

ParadiseChick Mon 29-Apr-13 20:23:13

God I just rewarded I had arugby style top with a big 4 on the back and play underneath it.

Whatdoiknowanyway Mon 29-Apr-13 20:26:35

Another one who has refusedto buy French Connection since their FCUK campaign.

scarlettsmummy2 Mon 29-Apr-13 20:31:09

Have I woken up in 2001

Blu Mon 29-Apr-13 20:37:18

They still use the pathetic FCUK branding for some things - fragrance, for exaample.

And I am sure the Regent St shop was FCUK until quite recently. And Cvt Garden.

It completely put me off.

ComposHat Mon 29-Apr-13 20:45:32

Have I woken up in 2001

Yes, my tip would be to put a few quid on an accumulator bet that Red Marauder will win the Grand National at 33/1, Tony Blair to win a second term for New Labour, Liverpool to beat Arsenal 2-1 in the FA Cup FInal.

With the winnings, buy a house but sell it in early 2007.

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