Pet Please #21

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I’m going to be up front about this: I don’t own any tearaway clothing. But it looks like so much fun!

Riddle me this: When have you ever seen someone rip away tearaway clothing on TV or in the movies, and the results weren’t awesome? I saw it two weeks ago on Community, Heather Graham does it in Boogie Nights, and even Ashton Kutcher does it every time he hosts SNL. It’s always a hilarious moment (or sexy, in the case of Heather Graham).

Tearaway clothing says, “I’m ready to do this, right now.” You don’t have time to unbutton or unzip–you need those clothes off now! You know what I’m talking about, Superman.

Imagine what you could do if all of your clothing tore away. Say you go to what you think is a fancy dinner, but it’s actually a casual potluck. One tug at your tuxedo, and suddenly you’re wearing a tuxedo t-shirt and shorts!

It’s good for any entrance, any declarative statement, any grand gesture. Of course, you’d also need someone to follow you around to pick up the clothing and rebutton it for you, because there’s nothing more arduous than doing it yourself.

Have you ever used tearaway clothing to make a point?


4 Responses to “Pet Please #21”

  1. Lorena says:

    Actually, my friend ripped off her shirt once to make a statement, and the buttons pop off. You have to resew them back on. In the movies, they just use velcro. So, she had to find another shirt for the rest of the evening…

    I have to know, did you intentionally make that Riddler reference, or were you just speaking Jamey speak?

    ps-that boogie nights scene w/ heather graham is all kinds of awesome.

  2. Jamey Stegmaier says:

    Wow, that’s impressive. What was the statement?

    That was just Jamey speak. Although I got it from the Riddler.

  3. Ashlyn says:

    Tearaway clothing sounds cool in theory, but just think–once you tear an outfit off, you can never wear it again. So say, you needed that tux for a fancy night out following that casual dinner, and then what do you do? You look like a hobo, that’s what you do.
    Superman must go through so many white button-ups.

  4. Jamey Stegmaier says:

    Ashlyn–a fair point. But I think there’s a difference between tearing away normal clothing and tearing away tearaway clothing. Like tearaway pants. You have to button them up afterwards, but they’re still pants. You haven’t torn them. Ha ha…the hobo look could catch on, though!

    I always wondered that about Superman. With super-strength, those buttons are definitely popping off. Or maybe he’s unbuttoning them at super speed?

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