Hizzoner Master Lukey for Hittsburgh

I have never heard of Hittsburgh clothing until this weekend.

The description:

Hittsburgh™ – more than a label, more than a brand, more than the legendary city of champions. It’s a state of mind. It’s an attitude, a swagger, a confidence that was born of pride in a hard day’s work, a resilient spirit that knows no other way but to get back up in and face of whatever may try to knock us down. From the bite of winter wind off the rivers, to chains on a factory gate, we survive and we thrive. Hittsburgh™ – is something that you carry in your heart no matter where you live or where you go. It’s a part of who you are and you a part of it. Forever. The city made of steel, the people made of heart… Hittsburgh™

I actually kinda like that.

Here are some of their products featured on their Facebook page as photographed by Sean Davies:

Everything has a 92 on it and James Harrison’s signature, so I guess he has officially endorsed them.

Also, endorsed by Lukey as these images from a Steelers Hittsburgh tailgate show:

We either have the coolest mayor of any major metropolitan city, or the most poorly advised.

Also, no, the irony is not lost on me that the desription of their business is all factory gates and chains and steel and hard work and sweat and tears and blue collar and gritted teeth, but their featured images are all basically, well, stripper wear.

But in their defense, strippers sweat too.

(h/t to the two guys that sent it to me. Lost the emails in the abyss of my inbox)





183 Comments


  1. Tom Haverford
    November 10, 2011 3:26 pm

    We got Lil’ Sebastian all covered up in some Hittsburgh stuff over at Entertainment 720. Did you know they have a miniature horse line?



  2. elysianfantasy
    November 10, 2011 3:44 pm

    @Tom Cruise – Oh, how I wish it were really your comment! Love it! I’m sure Hizzoner would jump at the opportunity for a cameo in the movie. We know he likes to hobnob with the rich and famous, since he is obviously incompetent in doing his *real* job… http://www.flickr.com/photos/28432195@N07/3258283899/



  3. Butcher's Dog
    November 10, 2011 4:00 pm

    In support of bucdaddy #148: I wish there were a moving traffic violation called DWS…Driving While Stupid. It could cover things like texting, applying makeup, reading the paper, and almost anything else that makes it problematic that the car will end up in the garage that evening. As a former colleague once said, We can all choose our behavior. What we can’t choose is the consequences of that behavior.

    And I’m old, too…older than bucdaddy. As he asks, What’s that got to do with anything?



  4. red pen mama
    November 10, 2011 4:00 pm

    @bucdaddy, I concur with this: “Bad choices and bad behavior can have bad consequences.” And I agree that pointing out that fact, in general, is not victim-blaming. But the *way* in which you pointed it out in this forum played down to the lowest common denominator here, rather than the cogent arguments you find yourself making because you were jumped on (so to speak) for using sarcasm, hyperbole, and coming off like a, er, less than mature adult.

    A lot of judgey mcjudgersons came out to play on this comment thread, which while entertaining, means that we missed the point of the original post. Which Ginny reminded us of somewhere about #60 I think.

    Each to his/her own as far as the clothing goes. And if @victoria has a son, and makes her living as a model now, then her son will have to deal with the fact that his attractive mom at some point looked good in a pair of short shorts. I’m not going to make a judgement as to her classiness. It’s a job, not a fucking cultural or political statement.



  5. JennyMoon
    November 10, 2011 4:42 pm

    I like it when smart people have a difference of opinions. I learn all kinds of new words. :)



  6. victoria
    November 10, 2011 5:33 pm

    wrong girl. Sorry. It’s funny you say that because my son was supposed to come that day. Do you have kids? I hope you don’t have a daughter.



  7. victoria
    November 10, 2011 5:54 pm

    I don’t believe in judging people’s parenting so I lost my temper a bit on that one. apologies.



  8. Monty
    November 10, 2011 6:18 pm

    Man, we took a left off of Funny and ended up on the corner of Somewhat Depressing and Probably Unnecessary.

    So, to sum it up — Victoria doesn’t owe any apologies and is good looking, Bucdaddy isn’t excusing criminal behavior, red pen mama is largely right, the models aren’t strippers, fashion is confusing and no one says “vagina” anymore.



  9. Angis3000
    November 10, 2011 6:28 pm

    I am absolutely LOLing right now, and garnering some strange looks here on the P71.



  10. J. Bechtel
    November 10, 2011 7:03 pm

    I see the Lonely Mommy Bloggers club is at again. Notice how the women who complain about sexy women are actually skanks themselves. Sorry that your stretch marks, pouches, and cankles make you feel so unattractive that you feel the need to bash these women who choose to do something different than you do.



  11. sheepthemoon
    November 10, 2011 8:11 pm

    Is it too late to say “I’d Hittsburgh that!”?

    OK OK, I’ll shut up and go back to my troll hole now.



  12. Ms Lee
    November 10, 2011 9:42 pm

    Ginny: Obviously you need to write more ‘controversial’ posts like this one.. who knew that the fashion sense of average ‘Burghers would be such a hot-button issue? It’s produced some troll-gold that will keep me laughing for a week.



  13. unsatisfied
    November 10, 2011 11:26 pm

    whoa! I’m a man and I can’t control myself…..from not saying that this is only the most entertaining, super-cute shitstorm of a comment thread, like, EVER!!!!!



  14. JennyMoon
    November 11, 2011 10:24 am

    I STILL love Monty!!!



  15. Ali
    November 11, 2011 11:58 am

    Monty Rules. ‘Nuff Said.



  16. bucdaddy
    November 11, 2011 1:49 pm

    So I guess it all comes down to what you want other people’s impressions of you to be, whether you want them to get to know you for your wit and charm, your intellectual achievements and your professional accomplishments, or as that chick whose clothes are shouting “LOOK AT MY ASS! I SOLD MY ASS TO A RICH FOOTBALL PLAYER!”

    Not that there aren’t some guys to whom that would have an immense appeal. Jeff Reed, for instance.

    OK, I’ll shut up about it now, because Monty DOES rule!



  17. NattyN
    November 11, 2011 1:55 pm

    I am just curious if this post has resulted in the most comments ever??



  18. Bill
    November 11, 2011 2:12 pm

    Wow… people are crazy. I would like to say people have too much time too,however, I read almost all of the 166 comments too… yikes.

    The most important fact I learned from all of this is that the time stamp is wrong.



  19. Virginia
    November 11, 2011 2:12 pm

    No, NattyN. My giveaway posts result in hundreds of comments, and particularly controversial posts usually generate around 200. The most commented non-giveaway post ever was about Ben Roethlisberger dating Missy Peregrym and it had well over 1,000 comments, so this one has a LONG way to go.



  20. MJ
    November 11, 2011 2:18 pm

    The only way to settle this is for all the mommy bloggers to show us their ankles.



  21. rickh
    November 11, 2011 3:57 pm

    Great post to catch up on at the end of the week.

    Would a new MommyBloggerz line feature lots of photos of cankles, muffin tops and bingo wings?



  22. Butcher's Dog
    November 11, 2011 4:09 pm

    If Ginny qualifies as a Mommy Blogger (sounds pretty condescending to me, by the way) I’m thinking anything she chooses to show us is going to result in the spontaneous combustion of more than one male reader’s jeans. That’s because a certain amount of us realize that the sexiest part of any woman is her brain. Just sayin’.



  23. MJ
    November 11, 2011 4:12 pm

    Butcher’s Dog, exactly. That’s why I read this site religiously. The prospect of ankle pictures is just icing on the cake.



  24. red pen mama
    November 11, 2011 4:39 pm

    *sigh*

    As a mom who blogs (as is Ginny if anyone is paying attention): lay off with the cankles. I don’t have cankles or baby fat or a muffin top. Most people I meet are surprised I’ve had four children. Let it go.

    Also: please stop referring to us as mommy bloggers. The only people allowed to use mommy in reference to me are my children.

    Thanks. (with a special hug for @butcher’s dog, who conned to this before I commented.)



  25. Kat
    November 11, 2011 6:58 pm

    I think the designer is kickass! Reguardless if you like them or not they are something NEW and different. The hoodies can be used for game day and the rest can be used to play ;) & as for the models you all are GORGEOUS don’t let these comments get to you.. you all know your rockin’ it!! :)



  26. britta_leighc
    November 12, 2011 5:48 am

    Let me just say: KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!! Like a previous comment that was made, there is more to the line than this.. if people would actually pay attention and stop hating!!!! and another fact i have a dress i got at charlotte rousse that was snake skin that looked exactly like the yellow one on the top pic.. so people that say that is slutty then maybe go tell other shops that have similar dresses for TEENS to stop selling them…. and support a local artist..



  27. unsatisfied
    November 12, 2011 10:46 am

    yes….stop the hate, people!! STOP THE HATE!!! super CUTE!!!! save the hate for penn state!!!!



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  29. PA Girl in VA
    November 14, 2011 4:58 pm

    Wow that Sam (girl??) sure is a bitch.



  30. Alison
    November 14, 2011 5:08 pm

    Lyza said, “This is in support of a FOOTBALL team, meant to be worn in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. It’s unique. It’s fun. It’s relaxed.”

    I don’t know how a woman can relax in these clothes when her hoohaa is one sneeze away from being exposed. No thanks. This stuff is meant to be worn when you can stand perfectly still or if you’re modeling for the website (thanks Photoshop!). Otherwise, hope you run into any stiff breezes!



  31. Alison
    November 14, 2011 6:45 pm

    *hope you DON’T run into any stiff breezes… Gah!



  32. suzie-Q
    November 14, 2011 9:56 pm

    Hittsburgh clothing line = $$$$ to pay for fines from those who Hittsburgh into helmets N’at.



  33. James
    November 28, 2011 7:36 pm

    Those aren’t models, they are horribly unattractive girls that THINK they are models. DREAM ON! They are the same type of people that go on American Idol and THINK they can sing. GET A CLUE…YOU’RE NOT A MODEL AND NEVER WILL BE LOL!

    If you’re going to market clothing try using decent looking models. Thats why artists don’t paint a picture on a Big Mac wrapper, they use a nice, clean, perfect piece of canvas.