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Jantzen retail shirts?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jovan, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    I found the most peculiar thing when I was at TJ Maxx today. A shirt, striped and with buttondown collar, made by a company called "Jantzen Sportswear." Obviously no relation to the Hong Kong based Jantzen Tailor, but I found it pretty amusing and it made me do a double-take.
     


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    They're a pretty old company, though you don't hear much from them these days. I wonder how Ricky came up with the Jantzen name. Such an odd coincidence.
     


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    Jantzen is a historic brand of swimwear and sportswear.

    They did good men's sportswear in the fifties, among other decades.

    www.jantzen.com
     


  4. Jovan

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    Egads! That site hasn't been updated since spring of last year.
     


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    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I wonder how Ricky came up with the Jantzen name.
    I asked my mother. She believed that they derived it from their Chinese name, which means something like 'jiffy' or 'quick'.
     


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    which means something like 'jiffy' or 'quick'.


    Which, in this context, is one of the great all-time oxymorons, along the lines of military intelligence, etc.
     


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