Tap Out apparel etiquette question

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  1. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    While I'm no fan, a guy here at work is. Many Tap Out T-shirts.

    That said, he does indeed participate in amateur level MMA of some sort.

    So is it socially acceptable for him to sport the apparel, or is he still a douche, "irregardless"?
     

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  2. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    MMA fighting is for pvssies. You should challenge him for a little no-holds barred fighting, and watch him back away...
     
  3. spocomptonrider

    spocomptonrider sportin' the CROCS

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  4. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    If he really does train/compete then I guess he could get a pass, but then you could view the wearing of "fighting apparel" by him as an advertisement of supposed bad-ass-ed-ness which then relegates him back to douchebag.
     
  5. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    Obvious observation:

    MMike works somewhere that doesn't have a dress code?
     
  6. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Dude.....you've NO idea...
     
  7. loco-gringo

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    How does anyone without a no douchebag policy have a dress code??? Just askin'.
     
  8. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I don't know what tapout gear is... google time.

    EDIT: I'm going to say he's not a douche, we all broadcast lifestyle interests in one form or another. What I googled was no different than Coke-a-Cola bell bottom jeans of the 70's.

    Your coworker wants you to know that he's bought into the hype and believes in the product.

    Good for him.
     
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  9. Sandwich

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    2000's fox apparel.

    also gucci for rednecks.
     
  10. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Seriously.


    If they allow Tapout apparel, that pretty much discredits MMike's company's super-duper-awesome-rare-perfect-10/10-we-kick-ass-at-everything-we-do evaluation/audit thing not too long ago.
     
  11. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    A stupid T-shirt. Meh.

    Spending $1000 on a red leather Ferrari jacket when you drive a Lexus* = Superdouche.

    *Actual Phoenix resident who will remain nameless...
     
  12. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    The company I used to work for there was a guy that wore tapout shirts everyday... I don't think I've ever seen him without one... And he was kind of a prick
     
  13. spocomptonrider

    spocomptonrider sportin' the CROCS

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    thats pretty good, but Ferrari makes way more money on douchenozzles like that than they do on actual car sales.

    edit- found it.

     
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  14. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Same thing with the great Harley Davidson t-shirt company.
     
  15. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Isn't that also true of Harley Davidson? I seem to recall they make more money on apparel than they do on bikes.....

    edit: DAMMIT!!
     
  16. Westy

    Westy the teste

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  17. ultraNoob

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    If he actually trains/competes in any level MMA, then it's cool to wear that sort of stuff on his own time, but not to work. My philosophy is that when you're at work, wear something appropriate for your job, even if there is no dress code.

    These tapout/affliction/juijitsui/look-i'm-a-fighter shirts are on the same par as riders vs. non riders wearing riding gear whilst not riding. Both may wear a fox shirt. Only difference is that the rider will know he is bad ass, while the non rider just thinks he is.
     
  18. spocomptonrider

    spocomptonrider sportin' the CROCS

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    I don't think fighting MMA instantly makes you a bad ass. My boss is a perfect example 6'2 130lbs soaking wet fights the occasional MMA fight and thinks he's gods gift because of it. To top it off he's a chain smoker, if you saw the guy you'd think he wouldn't be able to fight his way out of a wet paper bag, but he actually does pretty good, he doesn't train and hasn't lost a fight yet.

    That being said I would give him endless amounts of sh!t if he ever wore Tap Out.
     
  19. KavuRider

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    :crazy:

    Seriously?
     
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    Wait......in that case it did make him a badass........


    :think:
     
  21. ohio

    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    Until folks start sporting Ferrari and Tapout tattoos across their heads, H-D wins as the all-time greatest douchebag lifestyle brand ever created:



    Imagine how much it must suck to have the self-realization that your PRIMARY source of self-image and ethos isn't your family, religion, or culture but in fact manufactured by a bunch of suit-wearing marketers in a Milwaukee conference room.
     
  22. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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  23. MMike

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    this guy is a decently big-ish guy. Under 6 feet, but a good 190-200. Part time firefighter. He could certainly hang a holy beating on me....but that is not a very exclusive club.

    As we passed each other in the hall a little while back he pretended to do some fancy fight move/karate chop combo on me. I was impressed with how quick he was. Only little pee came out.
     
  24. Westy

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    I bet it is all a bluff. You should challenge him to a fight, if he declines just slap him in the face and call his wife a whore.
     
  25. spocomptonrider

    spocomptonrider sportin' the CROCS

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    touche.
     
  26. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    What about "Monster Energy" apparell? Where does that fit in?
     
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    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    Ironically, below my khaffiyeh and above my two studded belts and wallet chain.
     
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    I had to sit through a work dinner while this guy kept talking about it while wearing it. I was laughing and scowling at him the entire time... I'm told he doesn't like me. :rofl:
     
  29. Da Peach

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    Is it "holy beating"? or "unholy beating"?
     
  30. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Either way, I doubt I'd enjoy it much.
     
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    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    depends if it's from a priest or not.
     
  32. BurlyShirley

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    Depends whether the load lands on a nun or not.
     
  33. RUFUS

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  34. spocomptonrider

    spocomptonrider sportin' the CROCS

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    I doubt he's the only one...




    I kid.
     
  35. golivar

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    i've always wondered about this: isn't tapping out what a fighter does when he's quitting a fight and acknowledging defeat? if so, it seems like the word "tapout" would have a negative connotation, so why would you want it to be the name of your clothing company?
     
  36. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    Have you not seen pictures of the guys that front this company? They are like 80's WWF rejects. I doubt a whole lot of super serious thought was put behind the name of the company.
     
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  37. RUFUS

    RUFUS e-douche of the year

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    It's obviously supposed to mean that your opponent will tap out just from looking at the shirt. "I can't take that amount of douchebaggery in one sighting, I tapout"
     
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    You should create a new label called "TapIn"
     
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    Ya'll need to quit hating. Many Little Debbies and much RC Cola was consumed in the creation of this awesome brand name.
     
  40. Sandwich

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    yeah one of em's flat now though.