Kohl’s Rock & Republic Denim Commercial – Rock The Look

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Artist: The Faint
Song: Desperate Guys

Desperate Guys - Wet from Birth

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The song in the Kohl’s commercial is called Desperate Guys. It is the opening track on The Faint’s 2004 album called “Wet From Birth”. The video is posted below, I wish I could come up with a higher quality version. If anyone comes up with a higher quality version of the music video, please let me know in the comments. Notice the violin solo at the beginning of the song? Well the song inside the song inside the commercial…. if that makes sense, is actually 19th century Niccolo Paganini piece called Caprice No. 5. If you’re not familiar with the band, a good way to acquaint yourself is by checking them out on Rdio, all of their albums are on there.

Kohl’s Jeans Ad Description

2012 Kohl’s commercial featuring the fact that they new carry Rock & Republic jeans. Basically the commercial features a beautiful brunette woman and a man, walking around New York, wearing Rock & Republic jeans. Looking pretty sweet. The ad is lots of shots of their outfits, quick close-ups of her butt, his shirt, his jeans, her R&R shirt, etc.

Okay folks, here is the deal with the Rock & Republic and Khol’s. Basically, in 2010 Rock & Republic filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Later that year, Rock & Republic sold the brand name, trademark, and intellectual property to a company called VF Corporation. In April 2011, VF Corporation announced a long term licensing deal with Kohl’s corporation to carry a budget version of Rock & Republic jeans. Instead of the jeans costing $200, they cost less than $100. But still, if you’re buying Rock & Republic “budget” jeans, $88 is hardly what I call “budget”. Not to knock it too much though, I understand that jeans are weird, sometimes only certain jeans are perfect for someone’s body. I just wanted to give everybody a heads up, that in a sense, “real” Rock & Republic jeans aren’t what’s being sold at Kohl’s.

Who is that beautiful girl in the Kohl’s Commercial?Song in Commercial - Kohls Model - Michelle Vawer

So that beautiful brunette who is rocking the Rock & Republic jeans is named Michelle Vawer. She is going to be featured in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. And yes, she is hot stuff.

Song Lyrics Used

Was it more than attraction and a physical lust?
Her loins. My imagination. That first inconceivable touch.
That I was planning er, I mean wishing uh….
How embarrassed I’d been if you knew what I was thinking of.
I knew you knew I liked you
I knew you knew it.

Voiceover Says

Rock the look. Rock & Republic. Only at Kohl’s.

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12 Responses to “Kohl’s Rock & Republic Denim Commercial – Rock The Look”

  1. juthi
    February 19, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    Cool and catchy tune. Came here searching for this song ! Thanks.

  2. Toni Yates
    February 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    That tune come from an 80’s song that I can not remeber. Can you find it?

  3. Julie B
    February 20, 2012 at 3:00 am #

    Toni Yates,
    This song sounds like Debbie Deb’s “Look Out Weekend”. 😉


    • elena
      February 20, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

      Julie B, you’re totally right!

    • Renee
      February 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

      Yup! Thats totally the song this derrived from….

  4. LMJO
    February 20, 2012 at 11:24 pm #

    Who is the male model?!

  5. Nik
    February 21, 2012 at 3:14 am #

    LMJO, thats who i came here looking for. Who is the male model?

  6. hatethejess
    February 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    Please identify this amazing male specimen.

  7. February 22, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    I came here for the song mainly… it grew on me after a few commercials.
    Good job Kohls advertising co… and both her and her partner are HOT.
    Well done.

  8. hatethejess
    February 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    boom. found the info:

    Girl: Michelle Vawer
    Guy: Chris Whelan
    Song: “Desparate Guys” – The Faint

  9. thankyou
    February 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    thank you for identifying the guy model. hotness!

  10. LittleBunt
    February 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    The male model has as much swagger as LL Cool J! Love the beat, but love looking at him looking totally unconcerned!

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