YTWWN SAYS: I have been convinced by the good people of Kiser that this is merely a coincidence. Youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com does not want to give any unnecessary bad publicity.
A few years ago I attended school in Boston and discovered a street wear store called PROLETARIAT in Harvard Square. The store sold and still sells limited edition t-shirts designed (limited by color runs) by the owner of the shop. While in Boston I purchased a shirt from PROLETARIAT that spoofs on the YSL brand, I thought it was the most clever shirt I had ever seen! Fast forward to 2009. I am checking out the Karmaloop web-site (another Boston retailer) and they started carrying a NEW brand called KISER that seems to have taken its inspiration from the PROLETARIAT designed shirt. Here is a link to the PROLETARIAT YSL & here is a link to the KISER YSL . This is especially upsetting as I have found out from talking to the owner that PROLETARIAT is a one man gig. The owner works the store, designs all the shirts, gets them printed locally and does everything 100% on his own. It is sad to see another company bite on the little guy and on what someone elses hard work created.
PROLETARIAT circa 2005/06? (Shirt still in print)
KISER circa 2009