adidas

adidas

While games of "guess the acronym" infused a little humor back in the day, the name adidas (lowercase "a") actually came from the brand's creator, Adolf 'Adi' Dassler. And dazzle them he did, with his functional yet ultra-cool kickers with the triple stripes. Embraced by athlete and average Joe alike, adidas has found a tight fit on the feet of Olympians, rappers, teenagers and even moms. Continue reading...

Tie-Dye

Tie-Dye

The 60s were an era of psychedelic imagery, with everything from posters to album covers to electric lamps offering swirling rainbows of vivid patterns that perfectly accompanied the psychedelic music of the generation. In an effort To add the same colorful vibrancy to their apparel, people turned to an ancient art of tie-dye. Continue reading...

T-Shirt Decals

T-shirt Decals

Forget about wearing your heart on your sleeve; In the 70s, t-shirt decals let you wear your passion on your chest, front and center for all to see. Whatever message it was that you wanted to share with the world, a fashionable representation was only as far away as the nearest shopping mall. Continue reading...

Leisure Suits

Leisure Suits

Life is a never-ending quest for more leisure time. But once it is acquired, what to wear? Back in the 70s, a t-shirt and jeans worked fine for a trip to the local arcade, but they weren't quite snazzy enough for a dinner party or the local disco. Enter the polyester leisure suit - part formal, part fashionable, your wardrobe wasn't complete without one. Continue reading...

Mullets

Mullets

It's a hairdo with a split-personality, one that offers the wearer the ability to transform from orthodox to outrageous in the blink of an eye. Today, there are websites devoted to poking fun at the oft-maligned mullet, but lest we forget, this “business in the front, party in the back" look was a must-have hairstyle in the 80s. Continue reading...

Vans

Vans

Simplicity has its a place in the world of fashion, even if it sometimes takes a little nudge to get the public to embrace the idea. Once a famous sports figure, musician or actor proudly displays a particular style, the masses will flock towards it. Such was the case with simple pair of canvas shoes called Vans. Continue reading...

L'eggs

L’eggs

Few would have predicted that a plastic egg would revolutionize the women’s hosiery market. But that is precisely what happened in the 70s, when Hanes marketed an affordable line of women’s hosiery and made them available in uncustomary places such as grocery stores. Soon, supermarket aisles everywhere looked as if they were overrun by hives of giant Silly Putty. Continue reading...

Buster Brown

Buster Brown

Charlie Brown and Snoopy may be the most iconic boy and dog ever paired together in a comic strip, but long before they ever appeared in the newspaper, children and their parents were all well aware of another cartoon duo, Buster Brown and Tige. Sure, they may not be quite as famous as their Peanuts cohorts, but they sure managed to sell a lot of shoes, ones worn by millions of children around the world. Continue reading...