Kanye West’s fashion companies Yeezy and Unknwn are being sued for ripping off camouflage patterns. I guess good old-fashioned Vietnam War era jungle camo just isn’t good enough for Kanye. With his fashions, as in his private life, Kanye’s always striving to offer most authentic experiences money can buy. According to TMZ, when it came time to refresh Yeezy’s camouflage patterns, Kanye went directly to Jordan Outdoor Enterprises, a company that makes real camo for real hunters with real guns to discuss camo patterns for real scenesters with real IG accounts and real money to burn. However, turns out Kayne may have shot himself in the foot by allegedly skipping a few crucial steps in the licensing process.
According to the lawsuit, a rep from Yeezy contacted Jordan to discuss using the camo patterns, but when the folks at Jordan said Kanye’s company needed to license the items, they went radio silent and then without authorization they went ahead and copied the patterns.
Jordan Outdoor claims that Yeezy ripped off their distinct “Realtree” patterns and slapped them on all manner of items nobody in their right mind would ever wear within 10 yards of a duck blind including, according to TMZ, “hoodies, camo thigh-high boots, cargo pants, hooded bomber jackets, shirts, boots and other stuff”. But, at least Yeezy had the decency to use an actual hunter to model their gear: Kim Kardashian, the goddess of the publicity hunt.
You tell me, who wore it better?
Jordan is asking a judge not only for damage, but to stop Kanye’s company in their tracks from continuing to sell the items in question and to turn over and destroy the items that already exist.
Oh goodie, an old-fashioned weenie roast over a blazing hot bonfire fueled by Yeezy’s entire camo line hosted by Realtree and Duck Dynasty!