This morning a lovely reader of the fabulous blog J.Crew Aficionada asked whether anyone had any feedback on the French Dove Classic Tee. This is a blue tee, with a white drawing - quite nice - and some poorly-chosen words in what purports to be French. As the Francophones among you may have imagined, OF COURSE I HAVE COMMENTS!
Rather than grump up Alexis' blog, I will post my comments here. How about INCAPABLES! IMBÉCILES! ANALPHABÈTES!
Once again, the J.Crew French reads as if written by a speaker of English who was just handed a dictionary. A speaker of French, wishing to say something nice about peace, par example, "Peace is everything," or "Peace is all there is," or even "Peace, that's all," would say "La paix, c'est tout." J.Crew designers are based in a very international city, where - trust me, it's not all that difficult to track down a native speaker of French. A literate one.
So as to the shirt, c'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas le français.
Le Grand Fromage has spoken.