Like these jeans? They're from Rock & Republic, one of the binomially named fashion companies I mentioned in a post last week. The jeans themselves have a binomial name: Crazy B#@!h. Yep, that's their actual name and verbatim spelling. The color? It's called Violator.
If "Crazy B#@!h" and "Violator" sound like names you could wear with pride, you'll love the rest of Rock & Republic's nomenclature. Jeans style names include Disturbed, Undefined, Informer, Grieve, Estranged, Resentful, and Voracious (Ouch! That's my thigh you're noshing on!).
Then there are Crazy B#@!h's badass sisters, Skinny B#@!h and F#@k Me B#@!h. (Bergdorf Goodman primly abbreviates the names to Crazy B and Skinny B.)
As for color selection, the various shades of indigo include Deranged, Tabloid, Laced Bondage, Apocalypse, Hypocrite, Black Eye, Standoff Duel, Cursed, Sabotage, Stagger, Desecration, and Tragedy.
I'd been aware of Rock & Republic, but hadn't done an extensive study of the brand's naming system until today, when Karen alerted me to it. She'd noticed some of the names at RueLaLa, a flash-sale site that's offering discounted Rock & Republic clothing and accessories for a few days this week.
Oddly enough, Estranged, Disturbed, et al. coexist at Rock & Republic with a set of more-conventional style names such as Cindy, Melody, Larissa, and—but of course!—Pandora. Most of the men's styles have ho-hum boys' names—Neil, Flynt, Floyd, Taylor—although I did discover "Super F#@!" at Bloomingdales.com.
I've never owned Rock & Republic clothing. But, like most women, I have tried on some jeans I suspected of being resentful. I resented them right back.