Comedy Central

Here’s a #ThrowbackThursday we didn’t see coming: Reliably preppy retailer Banana Republic inspired some laughs worthy of a Chappelle’s Show episode Thursday with a hilarious in-store styling choice in its BR Men’s collection. We’re not sure if it was intentional (we’re guessing not), but the pairing of a navy blue hooded sweatshirt under a khaki jacket closely resembled the favored wardrobe of one of Dave Chapelle’s most famous characters, lovable crackhead Tyrone Biggums.

The crackhead-chic ensemble caught the eye of stand-up comedian and Comedy Central writer Curtis Cook, who, in true form, cracked a joke in a now viral tweet. And the hits just kept coming:

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While we’d love to believe this was the work of an especially bored retail associate with a great sense of humor, the likelihood is that the brand was simply trying to build on the momentum of spotting Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Love wearing a similar ensemble after Saturday night’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. As for Love’s inspiration? Well, good thing he didn’t wear the hat.

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That said, we tweeted Banana Republic to see if they had any comment on the comedy they inspired; hopefully, they saw the humor in it, too. As for Cook? We’ll be keeping our eye on him for more biting social commentary and sartorial sarcasm.