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Sweat-Stained Shirt Spoofs

The Reebok Authentic Sweat Shirt Parodies Nordstrom Jeans

— April 27, 2017 — Marketing
After Nordstrom earned its fair share of mockery for selling a pair of pre-mud-caked jeans, Reebok has gotten in on the playful teasing with its spoof 'Reebok Authentic Sweat Shirt.' The parody shirt is actually listed on Reebok's online store for $425 (the same price as Nordstrom's mud-caked jeans,) though it is listed as "sold out."

The gag posits that each of the Reebok Authentic Sweat Shirts was worn by a Reebok employee, and so the sweat is genuine. Indeed, the product page says the shirt is covered in "authentic sweat for those who don't have time to put in the real work," and it claims that the stain will last forever (as long as consumers make sure not to wash it.)
Trend Themes
1. Spoof Merchandise - Recreation of popular products or trends can offer an avenue for brands to capitalize on humorous commentary.
2. Authenticity Parodies - Creating humorous parodies of high-priced products for the sake of creativity and appealing to a more passive audience.
3. Mocking Hype Products - The use of humor in mocking expensive or pretentious products provides a relatable resonance with consumers.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion and Apparel - Clothing and fashion brands with existing large consumer bases could recreate fake merchandise for fans to provoke deeper engagement.
2. Marketing and Advertising - Spoof products could offer a clever content strategy for brands with savvy marketing departments and social media teams.
3. Media and Entertainment - Creative spoof products could appeal to fans who enjoy humorous commentary on current events and celebrity culture.
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