Monday, December 8, 2014

Availability Shirt

Every once in a while, a fashion trend comes along that is most certainly ahead of its time. Availability Shirts, available from Sunset House in 1969 apparently didn't hang around long, they absolutely weren't around when I became an awkward teenager a decade later and could've definitely used the easy advantage of getting a girl's phone number without actually having to talk to her face to face first! Man, to think how different my life could've been with this groovy guaranteed date-getter of telegraphed info... if only... if... only...


14 comments:

Pappy said...

What sort of message does "available" and a phone number send? If you are a plumber advertising a service it means you're inviting someone to call you when they need their pipes cleaned out, but if you're a girl it means "I will take anyone's phone call! I will talk to all the creeps and rapists who call me!" I think it also means something that this "fad" apparently did not catch on.

Craftypants Carol said...

Do you think I could get one to attract a handsome plastic blow up bodyguard?

Karswell said...

Your comment is just a load of hot air. Which, come to think of it, would probably attract a blow-up man!

Brian Barnes said...

Great, we don't have enough street harassment as is, now an excuse: I wasn't staring at your breast, I was just memorizing your phone number!

Craftypants Carol said...

I am quite a blow hard so that just might work!

Mr. Cavin said...

Seems like anonymous gift sweaters would be all the rage.

JMR777 said...

I guess privacy concerns or obscene phone calls were not on the minds of the designers of this product. This product could make a comeback today though nowadays it would have a 2D barcode printed on it instead of a phone number.

Karswell said...

I think people should just cut to the chase and wear sweaters with a nude picture of themselves, front and back, from both angles. Game changer.

Mr. Cavin said...

I don't know, man. I been calling that number all afternoon, and while the girl looks pretty cute, she sounds like an operator on her answering machine.

Karswell said...

No shit? I thought all 555 numbers were legit.

Mr. Cavin said...

Pretty sure they're all owned by professional movie and television stars.

Craftypants Carol said...

i wonder if i could get them to make me an Availability Cloak instead

Karswell said...

Your sea gem pet just whispered "no"

Craftypants Carol said...

damn you sea gem :(