I would like to issue a disclaimer about this Where You At Wednesday. It is possible that some of these brands weren’t early 90′s, but that was the theme I was going for. I’m about to do the research, so if I was wrong on the date, get over it. Also, it’s very possible many of these clothing brands are still in business and doing quite well. I have no idea, that’s why I’m finding it out. However, they are on this list because I haven’t seen anyone wearing them in quite some time.
Here we go, right away I was wrong. Apparently Bugle Boy was most popular in the 80′s. Created acctually in 1977 by Dr. William Mow. Cross-stiching and elastic cuffs at the bottom of the jeans were staples in Bugle Boy denim. The brand declared bankruptcy in 2001, but can still be seen from time to time.
These shirts were semi-popular back when I was in middle school, even though I never had one. Created in 1989, the company is apparently still around and has 450 employees as well as a deal with SoBe to create No Fear themed energy drinks. They also sponsor Nascar driver Boris Said as well as TEAM PACQUIAO on occassion.
BODY GLOVE (specific to color-changing shirts)
YES, I am aware that Body Glove is still popular in the surf community, with over $10 million in revenue as recently as 2007. What this is in reference to is those shirts that they used to make that changed color based on body-heat and touch. You could scrunch up the black shirt in your hands and get all types of different colors. Does anyone else remember this? I couldn’t find a picture to save my life, if someone gets one, email that ish to me. Those things were unbelievable. I would rock one now. So seriously, WHERE THEY AT (ANY)DAY?
JNCO jeans were popular in the mid 90′s with the hardcore skater peeps. It was founded in 1985 and the name actually stands for “Judge None Choose One.” They first caught fire out in LA before spreading to the rest of the nation. They were especially known for their wide legs, some of which went over 50 inches. They can still be found in certain regions of the US at JC Penny, but no longer produce the wide-leg jeans they became “famous” for. As of early October 2009, their website was down and “under construction” to come back soon.
BIG DOGS Clothing
Just one of these pictures wasn’t enough. As you can see from the above examples, it’s quite possible that BIG DOGS clothing company makes the corniest shirts of all time. You can still find a few BIG DOGS outlets around, as they approach their 30 year anniversary. I have no idea who buys this stuff. I do know that as a child, blog contributor Sliz, had a brief modeling gig with them. Perhaps that’s when they went downhill. Who really knows? They do hold an annual parade for charity though, which is nice.
BIG JOHNSON SHIRTS
Ahhhh, the Big Johnson shirt. The Holy Grail of a Redneck Beach Bum. I couldn’t find hardly any information on these, just a ton of places to buy them. Apparently they are still quite popular. Am I missing something here?????