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Sun Dec 29, 2013, 06:59 PM

Thor Steinar: fashionable German Neo-Nazi clothing? WTF

Thor Steinar is a German clothing brand manufactured by Thor Steinar Mediatex GmbH, a subsidiary of International Brands General Trading, a Dubai-based company.

In Germany, the brand is closely associated to neo-nazism by the Verfassungschutz of the state of Brandenburg.[1] In German media, the brand is most often discussed in the light of this association. Wearing Thor Steinar clothes is expressly forbidden in the Bundestag, in the Landtag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and of Saxony and in several football stadiums.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor_Steinar

I was surfing the internet, generally looking at German stuff in anticipation of going there one day. I came across this phenomena and thought I would share just because it is odd. Any Germans or others who live there know how big a deal this is?

Here are some examples of their products, not what one usually associates with neo- Nazis






But here is there logo



And here are some far right legislators being removed from a local assembly for wearing the stuff:


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Reply Thor Steinar: fashionable German Neo-Nazi clothing? WTF (Original post)
arely staircase Dec 2013 OP
arely staircase Dec 2013 #1
MrScorpio Dec 2013 #2
arely staircase Dec 2013 #3
steve2470 Dec 2013 #8
LeftyMom Dec 2013 #4
Nobody You Know Dec 2013 #5
arely staircase Dec 2013 #6
slor Dec 2013 #10
arely staircase Dec 2013 #11
Luminous Animal Dec 2013 #13
Nobody You Know Dec 2013 #14
Luminous Animal Dec 2013 #15
Nobody You Know Dec 2013 #16
El_Johns Dec 2013 #7
arely staircase Dec 2013 #9
LeftyMom Dec 2013 #12
Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #17
arely staircase Dec 2013 #18

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 08:46 PM

1. kicking for visibility nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 08:51 PM

2. Herr Hugo Boss, were he still alive, would be proud as fuck

At least we know what today's fascistic fashionista is sporting.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 08:57 PM

3. didn't Boss design the SS uniforms ? nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 09:11 PM

8. according to Wiki his company produced them but I didn't see anything about designing them nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 08:57 PM

4. A lifestyle brand for the fashionable fascist?

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 08:58 PM

5. That logo has Aryan Nations symbolism on it.

 

It should be banned everywhere, and this Steiner guy in prison and properly educated about the Holocaust.

Just sayin' from a second generation removed from the Holocaust.

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Response to Nobody You Know (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 09:00 PM

6. I believe the logo I posted has been banned in Germany because it so resemble the SS.

But get this they recently opened an outlet store named after Brevik (the nut that shot all those kids) they claim it is named for a town of the same name but that is bullshit.

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Response to Nobody You Know (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 09:13 PM

10. It is in part, the wolfsangel, used by the 2nd ss panzer div. das reich. Nt

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Response to slor (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 09:26 PM

11. from the wiki article

Since the inception of Thor Steinar, the company has used two logos. Much of the controversy regarding the clothing label revolves around their first logo, featuring a combination of a *tiwaz rune and a *sowilo rune: the runes were so combined that a part of the logo became very similar to the insignia of the Schutzstaffel. The manufacturers of the Thor Steinar brand rejected this interpretation of the former logo.[3] Their second logo is a Gyfu rune, similar in appearance to aSaltire, and has not caused controversy.

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Response to Nobody You Know (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 09:39 PM

13. You do understand that imprisoned and properly educated are fascist concepts, don't you?

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 09:45 PM

14. Fascist sure.

 

But it's very appropriate for their fascism behavior. Fascism vs forced fascism. Beautiful.

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Response to Nobody You Know (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 10:07 PM

15. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 10:22 PM

16. Sometimes, an eye for an eye is the answer.

 

Those people never learn a damn thing about their past and repeat their mistakes. We just find them easy to spot and very insulting.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 09:08 PM

7. A claque of right-wing German parlimentarians was expelled for wearing it -- an apparently planned

 

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Response to El_Johns (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 09:12 PM

9. isn't it interesting

How mainstream the clothing (even stylish in some cases) looks until you know the story and get a look at the logo. I have always associated neo nazis with combat boots with wite laces and shaved heads. Now they are going for the GQ look.

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Response to El_Johns (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 09:31 PM

12. It's odd how many of those logos are in English.

The woman in the foreground's shirt is in German and the guy behind her's shirt is in runes spelling out German words but the two guys to the side are wearing shirts where everything is written out in English.

I'm not even sure what that means or if that means anything (a lot of overseas clothing brands print shirts with usually very bad English on them, after all) but it's strange. You'd think a neo-Nazi label wouldn't use the language of the people who defeated the Nazis. Seems like that would be a sore point.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 01:56 AM

17. unsurprising and on a related note:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024240928 ( Mosby)

quenelle in action....







Some things always come back into fashion, too bad it wasn't something as horrific as bell bottoms.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 03:06 AM

18. unfucking believable

Well I guess it is very believable

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