Canadian used-car salesman Dale Wurfel used this image of Tom Ford from one of the designer's fragrance ads in one of his ads. With the tagline, "You may not be the first but do you really care?" the ad has attracted international attention in the Telegraph newspaper, among other outlets. As fashion bloggers everywhere envy the decidedly unsexily named Wurfel's captioning skills, how do you think His Forbulessness is feeling to see his chestiness used in this manner?
The Telegraph opines:
Although not yet confirmed, it's fairly safe to assume that Ford didn't waive image rights for this campaign, or have sign-off on the slogan, and boy did Wurfel pick on the wrong guy. Aside from the well documented vice-like control Ford exercises over all aspects of his brand image, he has been in a relationship with his partner, Richard Buckley, for 25 years.
That's true, he could be pissed. But even as a parody or Photoshop exercise, this image is so winning. And Ford may be more offended by these atrocious fonts than what they actually say.
Is Tom Ford selling used cars? [Telegraph UK]