Talk

Advanced search

To think Boden shouldn't use "war medals" as a fashion print?

(91 Posts)
throwingpebbles Tue 10-Jan-17 07:41:52

Got their latest catalogue and was a bit shocked to see lots of prints like this one
http://m.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-new-in/clothing/ww196-nav/womens-navy-medal-jessica-midi-dress

throwingpebbles Tue 10-Jan-17 07:42:16

Sorry, link didn't work m.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-new-in/clothing/ww196-nav/womens-navy-medal-jessica-midi-dress

throwingpebbles Tue 10-Jan-17 07:42:42

Wow, didn't realise till now they even use "medal" in the description shock

SadTrombone Tue 10-Jan-17 07:43:36

Agree, in poor taste

IfartInYourGeneralDirection Tue 10-Jan-17 07:43:40

The biggest crime is the prices they charge for their hideous clothes.

Mumteedum Tue 10-Jan-17 07:44:30

Yanbu. Weird and inappropriate

Cakescakescakes Tue 10-Jan-17 07:46:55

It's on some of the kids clothes too

NotTodaySatan Tue 10-Jan-17 07:48:32

That is utterly utterly hideous shock.

<misses point>

meditrina Tue 10-Jan-17 07:49:15

I don't like it, but no reason why they shouldn't do it (in case someone does like it). It's not as if they can be mistaken for the real thing.

What's worse is describing a knee-length dress as a midi.

Allatseainthemidlands Tue 10-Jan-17 07:53:10

I agree - I think this is in really poor taste- and - incidentally- also very ugly.

WanderingTrolley1 Tue 10-Jan-17 08:00:20

Yanbu.

PotatoVegetable Tue 10-Jan-17 08:00:38

This came up on my fb feed a few days ago and I thought it was in very poor taste too.

JellyMouldJnr Tue 10-Jan-17 08:00:56

I think this is much less inappropriate than boys' clothes with camouflage patterns or pictures of guns, which seems fairly common.

Pluto30 Tue 10-Jan-17 08:04:05

I think getting offended on behalf of others is pretty useless, and I'm assuming that's what you're doing here.

If vets have a problem with it, it's for them to speak out about it.

AddToBasket Tue 10-Jan-17 08:07:08

Agree with Pluto.

This is in the 'tiresomely taking offence' bracket. Objecting to this kind of stuff is so overly sanctimonious.

Get a life! You don't have to buy the stuff? I assume you don't actually think the your MBE or Victoria Cross are somehow diminished..?

BertrandRussell Tue 10-Jan-17 08:09:58

Now what is it people say when I object to things that are sexist? Oh yes. You are being "preofessionally offended" and "overthinking".

BertrandRussell Tue 10-Jan-17 08:11:11

Or hen I object to pictures of guns on boy's clothes and pictures of lipsticks on girls'?

TrojanWhore Tue 10-Jan-17 08:13:41

I thought the objection was to 'war medals' and therefore glorifying war.

Nothing to do with veterans

Penfold007 Tue 10-Jan-17 08:14:21

OP why do you assume they are war medals?

Miserylovescompany2 Tue 10-Jan-17 08:32:03

Do some folk awaken looking for something to moan about? It's a print on a fabric, if you don't like it, don't buy it. Simple. Are you even 100% sure they medals are war ones? If they were covered in swastikas that would be offensive...

Miserylovescompany2 Tue 10-Jan-17 08:43:06

They are quite possibly medals given to the police, fire service, ambulance service etc. These people risk their lives to protect others....

PollyPerky Tue 10-Jan-17 08:45:28

why is it in poor taste? No one can mistake it for the real thing.
There are a hell of a lot worse things printed onto clothes.

Market forces prevail darling- people will or won't buy and Boden will suffer a loss if they don't sell.

Bluntness100 Tue 10-Jan-17 08:49:00

It's a horrible dress, but I don't see the offence, they are not taking the piss out of war medals or veterans and they will hardly be mistaken for being real. So no I don't see the issue,

Maudlinmaud Tue 10-Jan-17 08:49:10

I quite like it. Is it not the same as wearing a poppy?

theaveragewife Tue 10-Jan-17 08:50:55

It is hideous.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now