Rob “Prefontaine” Kardashian continues to provide much amusement for those who are waiting for the inevitable Kardashian fall from power. Seriously, it will happen, and the avalanche will begin with the crumbling of Rob’s “sock empire.” We’ll get to that in a moment, but I really do think that he’s the weak link in the entire family. Only he would admit something as embarrassing as how he cries over his tiny wang, and I think the ultimate Kode of the Kardashians holds that one should never admit to the ridiculous aspects of their existence. Like, we all know that Kim has ass implants, but she’ll never admit it. If Rob had them? He’s tell us all about it just like he whined about gaining 40 pounds in 2 months.
For the moment though, the denial is still strong for Rob Kardashian’s adventure into sock designing. Every time I write about this guy, I wonder exactly what kind of person would decide to focus upon “socks” as a staple of their creative work. And these are some really damn ugly socks, right? These are socks that someone would buy as a gag gift for Father’s Day, or maybe you’d see them at a bachelor party. It turns out that nobody is buying these damn socks from Neiman Marcus except as gag gifts — an employee has admitted as much to Radar, and Neiman Marcus (at the urging of Kris Jenner, no doubt) is attempting to do damage control now:
Rob Kardashian‘s foot-inspired foray into fashion could be coming to an end.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star’s high-priced “Arthur George by Rob Kardashian” line of socks is poised to be dumped from Neiman Marcus stores if stagnant sales don’t improve, RadarOnline.com has learned.
“Rob’s socks sold around the Christmas holiday, but since then no one has been really buying them,’ a source at the Neiman Marcus store in Beverly Hills said.
“We actually had to ship a bunch out to other stores because they weren’t moving at all. To be honest, a lot of customers bought them more as a gag gift. At this point it doesn’t look like we’re going order anymore.”
The 26-year-old wannabe fashionista launched his pricey footwear at $30 per item — the busy patterned line includes the Camo, Graffiti and Swirls — and are sold exclusively at luxury specialty department store Neiman Marcus.
In a statement, Neiman Marcus defended Arthur George by Robert Kardashian, saying it was “one of the best selling in the men’s sock category” at the store.
“It is common practice to send inventory above projected demand to a store in advance of a personal appearance,” Ginger Reeder, Vice President of Corporate Communications, told RadarOnline.com. “We then redistribute the excess to other stores after the appearance. The Arthur George by Robert Kardashian sock line has proven to be very popular with our customers.
“Currently we are carrying the socks in all 41 Neiman Marcus stores as well as at neimanmarcus.com, have just placed a large reorder in anticipation of Father’s Day and have a personal appearance with Rob scheduled next month in our Las Vegas store. In addition, we have several personal appearances scheduled for the fall.”
[From Radar Online]
Damn, $30 dollars per pair really is an outrageous sales price for these tacky ass socks. I would honestly expect to find them in the $5 dollars for 2 pair bin at Target during the holiday season when everything is expected to be gaudy. Even the fake reindeer next to the display doesn’t know what’s going on with these damn socks. At least Rob didn’t aim too high, but this will still be a fall for him when the socks finally get yanked from Neiman Marcus.
Here are some photos of Rob this month in London and Los Angeles. The dude has absolutely no sense of style at all, and I think that his dream of expanding intodesigning boxers and pajamas is going to flop just as badly as these awful socks.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN