June 6, 2002
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Cheap chic: Duct tape fashions for the innovative trendsetter who likes to shop at the local hardware store. And what to do with the leftover duct tape.
posted by iconomy (11 comments total)
So that's why it's the handyman's secret weapon.
posted by zadcat at 10:38 AM on June 6, 2002

It has been observed that duct tape undies make my posts more snarky. Ouch!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:51 AM on June 6, 2002

And I'm totally digging the prom tux and dress. Hell, If I'd known I could get away with that at my high school, it would have saved the fortune I gave to Genghis for my powder blue tux.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:54 AM on June 6, 2002

I am the proud owner of a duct tape wallet. It is really cool, but it makes my credit cards a little sticky...
posted by spilon at 10:55 AM on June 6, 2002

And don't forget the depilatory effect if the duct tape is applied to bare skin and then rapidly removed after use--the poor person's bikini wax.
posted by y2karl at 10:56 AM on June 6, 2002

an old soundgarden video for "loud love" (pre-grunge explosion) featured chris cornell sporting a pair of shiny duct tape shorts.
posted by afx114 at 11:54 AM on June 6, 2002

There's a Swiss company called Freitag selling bags which are made of truck tarpaulins found near a highway near Zurich. Here's more background info from a former roommate of the guys who started this.
posted by willem at 3:33 PM on June 6, 2002

A Prairie Home Companion thought of it first.
posted by boltman at 5:44 PM on June 6, 2002

What? No duct tape thong?
posted by jonmc at 8:23 AM on June 7, 2002

Yes there are actually some duct tape thongs there, but we know them better as flip-flops ;)
posted by iconomy at 9:21 AM on June 7, 2002


Probably just as well. Imagine taking it off. Ouch!

Wait..yet another use for duct tape: an economical alternative to body waxing..let's open a duct-tape salon....
posted by jonmc at 10:27 AM on June 7, 2002

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