A valid question readers, and here is the answer:
Yes, American Apparel is a massive pile of blah, I don't care what you say about "combining" items or how the products are "ethically made". Neither do I care about Dov Charney's dubious sexual relations with employees/journalists. What I care about is their clothes being a massive pile of blah.
Instread consider buying something cool, like this kickass t-shirt or some shit with egyptians or crystal skulls on it, I'll leave that one up to you.