Unsolved Mysteries: Evil Genius Cowl Back Tunic from Urban Outfitters

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Urban Outfitters describe this top as "Evil Genius". The Fashion Police just want to know why. And also: who. Who is the 'Evil Genius' of whom Urban Outfitters speak? Why did he or she design a tunic with a hammock in the back? What's it for? Is it so models can carry their young to photo shoots? Is it for storing food, like a hamster does in its cheeks? Or is there another, more sinister reason for it?

We're stumped. We need your help, readers, to solve the Mystery of the Evil Genius top. Tell us: what's it for? And would you buy it?

We, meanwhile, are off to add this Evil Genius character to our "Wanted" list. (And we don't mean that in a good way.) Well, you can never be too careful…

10 Comments

  • June 17, 2009

    Squib

    I’m usually crap at 3-D/spatial-awareness tests, but I’ve just had a bit of a brainwave over the above garment.
    What if the drooping back piece was pulled up and forwards, over the model’s head: then it would transform into the t-shirt as you see in the photo on the right, but with an additional draped cowl feature down the front.
    Nothing Evil Genius about it though, more like Left Unfinished at the Factory. Unless it is a tie-in with the “Transformers” movie sequel.
    S

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  • June 17, 2009

    Katie

    What’s wrong with it? They’re all the rage among carriage horses.

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  • June 17, 2009

    Carissa

    *Gasp*
    It’s a shoplifter’s shirt! The sneaky owner of the shirt slips merchandise into the pocket! Shame Shame!

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  • June 17, 2009

    Hoshi

    And even the horses look awful wearing them… maybe it’s for enhancing tiny butts?

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  • June 18, 2009

    Juli

    And here I was thinking that it looked pretty decent from the front.

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  • June 18, 2009

    Erin

    It almost looks like the quintessential ginormous villain collar, something of value in Disney movies only, turned upside down and made floppy.
    And turning upside down and making floppy does not really lead to good fashion.

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  • June 18, 2009

    kevie

    The ‘evilness’ comes from tricking women into buying something that looks like a loaded onesie from the back. ‘Genius?’ Haven’t got a clue.

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  • June 19, 2009

    m

    It’s like a baby carrier for a teen mom

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  • July 20, 2009

    Michelle

    I’m guessing the back can be pulled up to make a hood. What with being a cowl and all…

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  • July 22, 2009

    Serinde

    Can you use it as a hood? like the Emperor’s conqubine or something?

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