Local clothing merchant Duluth Trading Co. faces accusations that an email ad sent out recently includes unauthorized use of Eagles singer/drummer Don Henley's name. The ad copy in question reads, "Don a henley and take it easy."
We'll leave it to the courts to decide what happened there. But it's worth noting that Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne wrote the song "Take It Easy," so it seems like a stretch that there was any intentional reference to Henley. I mean, who isn't taking it easy when they don (a widely used term meaning "to put on") a shirt featuring three buttons for a customizable neck hole? This is just stating facts.
Duluth Trading Co. probably wants nothing more than to put this lawsuit to bed and get back to focusing on moving inventory, including a durable, comfortable T-shirt that "cures plumber's butt." To help them get going, we wrote 10 new slogans promoting their clothing based upon common phrases that were absolutely not inspired by the Eagles. Sometimes it's best not to overthink things and keep it simple.More »