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Grey New York, Downy Tell a T-Shirt Love Story

We all have an extra soft, hol(e)y shirt that fits perfectly, whether it’s an oversized sleepshirt once worn by a parent, an old boyfriend’s flannel, or an embarrassing Greenday tour T. In their new spot, Downy celebrates the journey of one such garment: it’s a treasured piece of memorabilia for our protagonist, a witness during a heated make-out sesh, a comfort for his pregnant wife, and finally a dress on his young daughter. It lasts through all these phases of his life, because “Downy helps protect the clothes you love.”

It’s a sweet spot, backed by a cover of Alphaville’s Forever Young. Hopefully they make this a series, telling the stories of the dirt-stained jersey you now wear to the beach with the fam, or the tattered sweatshirt that’s now one square in a grandchild’s quilt. It’s hard to go wrong with an idyllic tale of growing up, especially when the story evokes the soothing smell of laundry soap.

Credits after the jump.

Title: Forever Downy
Brand: Downy
Creative Agency: Grey Worldwide New York
Executive Creative Director: Alice Ericsson
ACD/Copywriter: Anne Stesney
ACD/Art Director: Natsuko Bosaka
Producer: Jimmy Wade
Production Company: Community Films
Director: Pam Thomas
Executive Producers: Lizzie Schwartz, Carl Swan
Director of Photography: Jim Frohna
Line Producer: Elena Halvorson
Production Designer: Hank Mann
Editorial: Union Editorial
Producer: Sarah Mills
Music: Pulse covering Alphaville’s “Forever Young”

 

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