Microsoft starts a clothing line.. say what?!

Sun, Dec 7, 2008


Microsoft, in its latest attempt to improve its tarnished image, has started a clothing line featuring some nifty retro designs.  In doing so, Microsoft has again tapped the services of advertising juggernaut Crispin Porter & Bogusky, the firm that produced those funny (at least in my opinion) Seinfeld and Bill Gates ads, not to mention those atrocious “I’m a PC” ads.

According to AdvertisingAge:

The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant once again called upon a celebrity spokesperson to help it gain some street cred, this time, in the form of rapper Common. He contributed designs to the collection, reminiscent of the 80s, a time when he and Microsoft both came of age.

Call me skeptical, but retro t-shirts with Geek appeal isn’t going to be all that successful in helping Microsoft counter the notion that it’s a boring and nerdy company, no matter how well they sell.  In any event, the t-shirts are going to hit select stores starting on December 15th.

Check out the “Softwear” below.

AdvertisingAge via BoyGeniusReport



4 Comments For This Post

  1. Chris Says:

    HaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHA what else can ANYONE say? Lame lame lame. What a dinosaur.

  2. Ajay Shah Says:

    oh God. Now MS is going to screw up retro clothing. Great. When will this company realize that they suck at everything? and have no brains? and are lame and palin STUPID?

  3. Bob Leander Says:

    I don’t know, I like the second one. I’d prefer a black t-shirt… hopefully they offer more colors

  4. Designer Clothing Says:

    Wow, Operating system’s dresses ? 🙂

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