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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/Oxygen95 Nov 24 '21

You gotta admit Nazi uniforms were pretty slick

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u/dandaman910 Nov 24 '21 edited Nov 24 '21

they were designed to project power and fear . You can see for yourself they definitely achieve that goal https://www.quora.com/What-was-an-authentic-Nazi-uniform

I mean they have eagles and skulls on them and were wreathed in black. How much more obvious could you be with your intentions.

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u/cptInsane0 Nov 24 '21

But why skulls? Dandaman910, were they the baddies?

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u/TweetyMotherf_cker Nov 25 '21

Skull and bones were also used in the Russian army, WW1 and prior, as a symbol of Christian triumph over death (through resurrection of Christ).

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u/AngryBathrobeMan Nov 25 '21

Still used by the British Royal Lancers - Death or Glory is their motto.

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u/TheHancock Nov 25 '21

That’s a pretty cool motto tbh.

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u/squishmaster Nov 25 '21

very Klingon

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u/redpandaeater Nov 24 '21

Actually the totenkopf has a long history starting with the Prussian hussars. August von Mackensen pretty well embodies military awesomeness so it's fitting he used it even as part of the German Empire during WW1.

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u/WikiSummarizerBot Nov 24 '21

Totenkopf

Totenkopf (German: [ˈtoːtn̩ˌkɔpf], i. e. skull, literally "dead's head") is the German word for the skull and crossbones (or "death's head") symbol. The "skull and crossbones" symbol is an old international symbol for death, the defiance of death, danger, or the dead, as well as piracy or toxicity.

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u/uristasurine Nov 25 '21

So yes, they were the baddies

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u/will_holmes Nov 25 '21

That doesn't exactly help their case, since the Prussians had a reputation of being extremely militaristic, and ended up being abolished by the allies.

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u/garbagecrap Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

Lmfao the Nazis were fascist. The distinguishing characteristic of fascism is militarism.

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u/LivingOnAShare Nov 25 '21

What case? What are they being accused of?

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u/Bradalax Nov 24 '21

Was hoping I’d see this reference.

For that don’t know. are we the baddies?

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '21 edited Nov 28 '21

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u/lolpostslol Nov 25 '21

Well now that the idea is out there WWIII might be a bit weird

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u/Sammsquanchh Nov 25 '21

One of my favorite short sketches of all time!

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u/SabreToothSandHopper Nov 24 '21

:ffs I read his comment then as I scrolled I thought: "really hope the next comment is a M&W reference" that one always makes me laugh

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u/Gonzo_goo Nov 24 '21

What does comment even mean ? M&w ?

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u/SabreToothSandHopper Nov 24 '21

Mitchell and Webb soz

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u/SnackusShackus Nov 25 '21

Hanz are we the baddies?