Blair Underwood’s Fashion For The Well-Heeled John.

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I was lamenting to some friends about how gobsmacked I was when I was eyeing this dope suit at Banana Republic. There must be some speculative bubble involving men’s suiting because gotdamn. Sticker shock like a mug.

One friend

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suggested Men’s Wearhouse. (“Don’t hit me,” she said quickly.) I reiterated that I was trying more for Roger Sterling and less for “megachurch deacon.” Another friend suggested K & G, which I’d never heard of before. A quick perusal of their site revealed that they sold FUBU men’s suits — and by the way, ‘yes’ to everything you’re thinking right now — but also carry Blair Underwood‘s (!) signature line of men’s clothing.

This is how they’ve chosen to market it:

An American celebrity goes to some well-appointed Parisian hangout in which there are lots of beautiful women sipping white wine, but only a few dudes. Everyone seems to recognize him. Everyone has an American accent. There is a Grammy. (Why would there be a Grammy just chilling in this French brothel? Only the swag-deficient concern themselves with such questions.) The celebrity then heads upstairs and overhears The Real Housewives of the Champs-Élysées debating what makes a man sexy. The aforementioned celebrity steps onto a balcony overlooking a green screen when he is hit by a thunderbolt: Be You.

Sure. I opted to go to Zara.

Oh, we’ve asked around and there’s no word yet on the status of Shemar Moore’s line of home furnishings for Target. So.



Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.
  • “The celebrity then heads upstairs and overhears The Real Housewives of the Champs-Élysées debating what makes a man sexy.”

    I laughed SO hard at that line, it wasn’t even cute. That ad was so cheesy, I don’t know who could’ve thought it was a good idea. Why’d they go all the way to Paris to find a room full of chicks from Atlanta?

    • Apparently they went to Paris to shoot this commercial, which is so odd, since you could have used stock footage for the exterior shots and just rented a nice villa in L.A. for the day (especially if you were going to throw up a green-screened Eiffel Tower)!


  • Ike Moses

    I’m dying.

    I think the Grammy is for his participation in the audiobook of An Inconvenient Truth, which still doesn’t explain why it’s chilling in a Parisian brothel, but yeah.

    Also, I like how his designer is just casually sketching on the balcony during this prelude to an orgy.

    • I didn’t know this. wow.

  • Ike Moses

    YO! K&G sells women’s colored denim from the STEVE HARVEY Collection.

    Day is made.

    • T.D. Jakes winter coats — this fall at K&G!

      • Ike Moses

        Act Like a Lady, Dress Like a Man Wants You To

  • It is well-documented that handsome black actors who step out of their realm aren’t so successful. May I submit:

    • Stringer Bell is suspiciously unaware of the whereabouts of Wallace, musical notes.

  • “There is a Grammy.” lololol!