Ok, I know we all love a good M&S bashing thread but I think they have really excelled themselves with this coat...

(78 Posts)
spookyskeleton Wed 18-Sep-13 16:36:18
LaQueenForADay Thu 19-Sep-13 20:49:32

Surely those fur patches would have looked better applied under the arms.

Voila...instant hairy pits.

goodasitgets Thu 19-Sep-13 20:22:26

Maybe they are spare merkins? grin

Kamchatka Thu 19-Sep-13 20:21:10

Did you think "Why does that woman have two fannies on her shoulders?"

onlysettleforbutterflies Thu 19-Sep-13 20:16:57

A woman at work had that jumper on the other day, I must admit I did do a double take when she walked past.

LRDMaguliYaPomochTebeSRaboti Thu 19-Sep-13 19:37:26

Oh, I so want to put DH in the fur-shoulder jumper. It would make him look as if his beard magically continued for about a foot horizontally.

notjustamummythankyou Thu 19-Sep-13 19:35:49

If you had cold nips, those furry shoulder things would look like eyebrows.

Could catch on.

scripsi Thu 19-Sep-13 19:35:46

ha! at asda "elevate your knitwear" wtf!

Zoe678 Thu 19-Sep-13 19:29:37

it looks like one of those cute bug costumes people put their children in at hallowe'en. It just needs antennae and it would be a beetle costume.

ViviDeBeauvoir Thu 19-Sep-13 19:29:34

shock at that asda jumper.
What were they thinking?!
Presumably as it's priced at only £14 they couldn't afford to cover the whole thing in fur, so opted just for the shoulders?!

Kamchatka Thu 19-Sep-13 19:29:18

Oh nice one Asda, a jumper with two fannies grin

ViviDeBeauvoir Thu 19-Sep-13 19:27:14

Rooners - did you not see in the description of that coat?
'Button fastening with concealed feature' it would seem that glorious pattern you're describing is the 'concealed feature' grin

God I love these threads

Furball Thu 19-Sep-13 19:21:55

Gosh - it makes me want to sing remember your a womble grin

BIWI Thu 19-Sep-13 12:47:40

grin

That's ridiculous!

LaQueenForADay Thu 19-Sep-13 12:47:17

WTAF? Fur epulets hmm

ChunkyPickle Thu 19-Sep-13 12:45:56

They're all at it:

direct.asda.com/george/womens-knitwear/faux-fur-shoulder-jumper/G004338990,default,pd.html

I couldn't stop giggling when I saw that in Asda the other day - I had to call DP over to see it too and he ran away embarrassed at the hysterical pregnant lady.

LaQueenForADay Thu 19-Sep-13 12:40:50

nicename my Great Auntie had a faux rug, that looked exactly like that dress. She used to display it proudly on the wall above her small, indoor terrapin pond.

[yes, her house was a homage to late 60s Jungle-esque Vs. Bond Villain Abode]

LaQueenForADay Thu 19-Sep-13 12:38:13

In that photo on the opening post, the model looks like an extra from The Croods.

Why would anyone want to dress like a prehistoric cave woman? Why? Why?

Have the Per Una designers been at the crystal meth again hmm

nicename Thu 19-Sep-13 12:34:32

I like prints with wee animals but this is going a bit too far with all the fur and animal print.

www.marksandspencer.com/Limited-Edition-Print-Belted-Dress/dp/B00ENRZNFS?pos=PDP_cav_1/9_text&rrClickthru=PDP

Bet Lynch chic.

DuelingFanjo Thu 19-Sep-13 11:51:23

omg, I LOVE the donkey tabard. The ebay one.

BIWI Thu 19-Sep-13 11:47:36

I think you have it spot on, sophiedaal! grin

sophiedaal Thu 19-Sep-13 11:33:58

Some of M&S offerings are so surreally bad - in the face of their much-publicised attempts to get better/listen to customers/pare down the ranges - that there has to be a secret explanation. I would suggest:

1. some sort of tax dodge involved unsold/unsaleable stock
2. fashion internships open only to children of influential shareholders
3. very dark design studios, due to lighting budget cuts
4. drugs in the Very Chocolately Biscuits
5. an elaborate alien joke ("Watch how the earthlings puzzle over the nylon tabard!! Hahahahah! They're trying it on... with those leather-look skeggings! hahahah!" etc)

Yabadabadoo

SubliminalMassaging Thu 19-Sep-13 10:29:54

That actually made me burst out laughing.

They are mad aren't they? I mean some of their stuff is really great, but by God the bad stuff is truly beyond awful.

Pumpkintopf Thu 19-Sep-13 10:26:34

sophiedaal
And THAT is what Orville looked like when he got old and grey.
^ grin

BrigitBigKnickers Thu 19-Sep-13 10:00:38

Mmmmm what every modern cave woman is wearing this season!

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