Nothing special until break dancing hit. Then it was Adidas. And Michael Jackson Jackets. And Coca Cola shirts... umember those?
At age 12 I started mowing neighborhood lawns to get a pair of original Air Jordans. The 'rents woudnt fork over the $65 which at that time was very expensive for a pair of shoes. I could never afford the $180 Sergio Tacchini sweat suits my betters were wearing. Also at that time a dude in my city was killed over a pair of EK sunglasses.
Around 14 I became obsessed with having a pair of Calvin Klein and Girbaud jeans.
At 16 it was all about college football hats and Champion sweatshirts. When college started I was wearing doc martins and flannel.
At around 21 I shopped at Urban outfitters.
At 25 I longed to own a Zegna. At 26 I bought my first Zegna sweater.
At 38 I chop wood in Zegna.