Things to Discuss: Dov Charney’s Underwear

by Eddie Roche
Dov Charney

So much news about Dov Charney and American Apparel these days, n’est-ce pas? (The latest being that Charney, the freshly-ousted founder of the brand that makes some of the lowest-end cottons in your closet, just upped his ownership to 43 percent.) It got us thinking: remember when he gave that totally gonzo interview to Jane magazine back in 2004 while, um, self-pleasuring in front of writer Claudine Ko? We do, evidemment. So because testing you is loving you…Which of these insane quotes about delicates have been attributed to Mr. Charney?

  1. “I think for a designer to be in his underwear when he’s designing underwear is quite common. And I’m in my underwear in my office all the time.”

  2. “I’ve always considered underwear to be the keys to the soul. If not the soul, well, the keys to something.”

  3. “There is no evidence to say that you can’t walk around in your underwear all day anywhere in the United States of America.”

  4. “Underwear is the new naked.”

  5. “I frequently drop my pants to show people my new product.”

ANSWERS! 1, 3, and 5 are attributed to Charney, we completely made up 2 and 4.


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