And what a treat they were! How fortuitous that the Capitals were among the privileged teams worthy of her designs. I almost pulled out my credit card for the $59.99 “ruffle full zip hoody” after reading the description:
“This cute NHL¬Æ women’s full-zip hoody from “touch”‚Ñ¢ by Alyssa Milano is made with a soft, stretchy blend of cotton and spandex for long-lasting comfort and durability. It’s fitted to complement your feminine shape and has decorative ruffle detail on the hood and sleeve cuffs. The highly detailed team-colored logo is embroidered on the upper left chest.”
It’s what I always wanted in fan gear- a cute ruffled sweatshirt. Just like Ovie would wear! Never mind that the sweatshirt really only has a tiny team logo on the front and features what I can only assume is touch’s philosophy all over the back: “To rally for each other…To play fair…To dance with life…” Yes, whenever I think of the Caps or the Leafs or the Rangers, I think about how they dance with life. Not the Penguins, though; they weren’t deemed worthy of Alyssa’s attention. (And can anyone please tell me where “BostoSan Jose” is?)
I will give her credit for the raglan top, which isn’t hideous, despite the stupid side rouching to “accentuate your feminine shape.” Of course it isn’t available for the Caps (not that it matters, since I wouldn’t be buying it anyway), but not all is lost: it’s available with the 2008 NHL All-Star logo! Awesome!
At least Alyssa’s line isn’t full of pink and it uses the team’s actual colors, I’ll give her that. It’s clear who this clothing is really geared towards: the guy who’s trying to get his non-hockey-fan girlfriend into hockey, or the non-hockey-fan girlfriend is trying to impress her boyfriend by showing a modicum of support for his team. Why else would everything be so form-fitting, in this age of muffin tops and bat wings? It’s not to say that female hockey fans eschew all feminine hockey wear; personally, I’m a fan of the female-cut jerseys. I just wish that designers of team clothing would realize that not everything has to be cutesy, pink, or rhinestone-studded.