1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Brands/Trends

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by shoreman1782, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,769
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Location:
    Primrose Hill, London
    Wore parachute pants for a while, until I spilled on my bike and the poly nylon got shredded/fused into my leg.

    I also remember a phase where I would wear anything with a huge GUESS logo on it.


    K
     
  2. ken

    ken Senior member

    Messages:
    2,192
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2002
    Location:
    Chicago
    Nobody was goth? I was in this industrial band and wore clothes that I cut up and pinned back together, those huuuuuge jeans that Jnco used to make, and lots of tees from Sepultura, Coal Chamber, Fear Factory, Guttermouth, Nofx, yadda yadda yadda. Oh, and my hair cut consisted of a ring around my head (think religious monk) sticking out in spikes all over the place. It was sweet. If I can find a picture I'll post it.

    My favorite t-shirt was from the RUN DMC/Beastie Boys tour, with both bands on it and "Tougher than Leather" on the back. Man I wish I still had that tee...
     
  3. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

    Messages:
    2,523
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Location:
    Bay Area
    i wasn't goth, i was kindof new wave...well, as new wave as a kid could be in semi-rural north carolina. if i had been in a city i might have caught on to the goth thing.

    i had the 'flock of seagulls' hair for a while. i did some wierd hair stuff, but never went full-on punk.

    ---

    other cool brands:

    Code Bleu
    Le Coq Sportif
    WilliWear
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Messages:
    33,468
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    Me too. And any of you Asian dudes out there know how hard this would be to achieve. I think that I singlehandedly supported Alberto's "Megahold" gel division for several months.

    In grades 7 & 8, everyone was into Op and Vuarnet, and then it was all about Polo for a while, although Benneton was also reasonably accepted. The favorite were cargo pants from "Kettle creek", a Canadian company. Cardigans over primary color polos and flannel pants were also very cool. Tapered and cuffed, of course. Levis 501s rolled extremely tightly at the ankles. And footwear were either Chucks or decl shoes. Yes, we were harbingers of the punk preppy look. Either that, or quite confused.
     
  5. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

    Messages:
    2,523
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Location:
    Bay Area
    oh yes, pegged pants legs, i did that. my dad told me they used to do it when he was a youngster, he showed me how.

    i also tried a ducktail 'do, that was fun for a while.
     
  6. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    7,761
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Location:
    Yerba Buena
    LAGuy just described my HS wardrobe but add Sperry Topsiders, a Reyn Spooner shirt and dime store flipflops.

    More forgotten labels:
    Maurice & Francois Girbaud
    Maui & Sons
    Gotcha
     
  7. thelakes

    thelakes Active Member

    Messages:
    44
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2004
    Crockett, they probably were. They were from a street vendor on a weekend trip to Strasbourg. Ah the life of a military brat.
     
  8. VMan

    VMan Senior member

    Messages:
    5,103
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Speaking of hair...

    When I was six, my parents actually let me grow a 'rat tail'....*shudder*...glad that only lasted for a month or two...
     
  9. dusty

    dusty Senior member

    Messages:
    4,859
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Location:
    ohio
    Man, I used to be so into Mossimo. Every time I got $18, I ran to Gadzooks to buy another one of the t-shirts.

    Speaking of rat tails, I know this guy that went to my high school that kept the same rat tail from kindergarten up until his senior year (and perhaps beyond). And he didn't graduate in 1991 or anything, it was in like 2000. He just couldn't let go.
     
  10. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

    Messages:
    9,760
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Dusty, I'd swear you're talking about one of my best friends. *exactly* the same situation - rat tail since kindergarten. I chopped it off when we graduated ('02).
     
  11. Crockett

    Crockett Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    64
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2005
    Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
    I remember a friend found some that were spelled that way. He gave them to me because I am a Ferrari fan. I laughed for about three hours when I saw them (they also folded up). He thought they were really made by Ferrari.
     
  12. mnemonic

    mnemonic Senior member

    Messages:
    104
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2004
    Location:
    Seattle
  13. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

    Messages:
    9,760
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Oh, I remember those all too well. What were they called, British (Kicks)? Those things were all over the place.
     
  14. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

    Messages:
    8,742
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Location:
    DMV
    Always wanted to win a pair on Double Dare.
     
  15. Etruscan

    Etruscan Senior member

    Messages:
    135
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    Boston
    Circa mid-1980s: Matinique/InWear. Anyone else remember?
     
  16. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Messages:
    33,468
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    Close British Knights. Very cool, I remember.
     
  17. dusty

    dusty Senior member

    Messages:
    4,859
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Location:
    ohio
    I was in SoHo about a year ago and saw a ton of new BKs in some shoe store for $20 a pair. They must've been shooting for a revival; no such luck I guess.
     
  18. j

    j Senior member Admin

    Messages:
    14,914
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    How about LA Gear hightops with the three different laces that you were supposed to weave through the eyelets? They ripped off the "pump" thing from Nike. This would have been about 1991-2.
     
  19. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

    Messages:
    1,645
    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    British Knights became widely (wildly?) described as "gang insignia" shoes because certain Crip sets wore them and referred to them as "Blood Killers." That may have been the inspiration for the lesser known Columbia Knights shoes (CK = Crip Killers).

    Ah, gangsta chic of the '80s. Just thinking about it makes me want to hop in my car and drive through the warm LA afternoon blasting NWA. Too bad I'm drafting a motion to dismiss securities fraud claims--gangstas of a different stripe.
     
  20. j

    j Senior member Admin

    Messages:
    14,914
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    [​IMG] After the first Dr. Dre video came out we had an influx of that.. Ben Davis shirts, et al. I have also been informed that I misspoke when I attributed the original pump shoe to Nike. Apparently they were made by Reebok. We regret any inconvenience caused by this error.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by