Urban Outfitters: “Juan at WalMart” Shirt Is “Vintage” Clothing

After we posted the following “Juan at WalMart” uniform that @ULatinos had shared after one of its members saw it at an Urban Outfitters in Queens, NY, we reached out to Urban Outfitters for comment and clarification.

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Here is the email we received tonight from an Urban Outfitters spokesperson. (NOTE: we cleaned up the links provided. In addition, after getting an official email response with the spokesperson’s name and agency she worked for, she requested that we remove her name. We have edited this post to reflect that request):

Thank you for reaching out. The shirt you are referring to is part of our Urban Renewal collection, which is comprised of one-of-a-kind garments that are vintage–not newly created clothing. The shirt is part of a larger collection of vintage mechanic shirts we came across in our travels. Each shirt is one-of-a-kind with a unique name and shop patch combination. Please find below the direct link to another shirt that includes the name ‘Al’ on the name tag:

“Al” Shirt

The goal of Urban Renewal is to offer our customers unique, modern designs. You can visit the following link for further information on Urban Renewal or to view the entire collection: Urban Renewal

We completely respect our customers, and understand that the informed purchase decisions they make will ultimately determine the success or failure of any products we offer. Should you have any questions or would like further information on Urban Outfitters and/or the Urban Renewal brand, please feel free to reach out to me directly…

Thanks,
Shelby

We don’t know how to respond to this, so we will let Gollum speak for us instead.

VIDEO: “I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor” by Arctic Monkeys

Yes, please.

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An alt classic from 2005. Damn song is already 8 years old. Here is a live clip we love.

VIDEO: Banda El Salvador Shines Brightly at 2013 Rose Bowl Parade

This.

This is what it is all about. You want to see an example of how we can start changing perceptions? Right here.

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Banda El Salvador. 2013 Rose Bowl Parade. Yeah, we got marching bands, too. ¡Que vivan los guanacos!

Here’s a video from Tuesday’s event.

And here was the Pass and Review from a few days before.

By the way, the story about how the band got to Pasadena is amazing as well.

Latino News Roundup for January 2nd, 2013

Latino News Roundup Edition from HispanicTips:

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6 Things President Obama Needs to Do for Immigration Reform
     From: abcnews.go.com

Hugo Chavez on life support since Monday and in an induced coma, sources from Cuba are reporting.
     From: www.voxxi.com

LatinoWood: Ups and Downs of 2012
     From: www.latinheat.com

News That Hit and Rocked 2012, A Year With Latino Impact
     From: latino.foxnews.com

Top 24 Latino Stories Of 2012
     From: www.huffingtonpost.com

9 Worst Political Commentaries About Latinos In 2012 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
     From: www.huffingtonpost.com

For Latino stars, novelas can be fast track to Hollywood crossover success
     From: nbclatino.com

Yet more proof of assimilation? The Latina birth rate is on the decline
     From: southchicagoan.blogspot.com

California DREAM Act now law: In-state tuition and financial aid
     From: www.voxxi.com

Latino Vets Hit the Hardest, Often the Easiest Prey
     From: politic365.com

Culled from these HispanicTips’ Reports

TOP STORIES Hispanic Report for January 2nd, 2013

CULTURA Hispanic Report for January 2nd, 2013