Thursday, December 31, 2009
ROCKED OUT DENIM JACKETS
THE 80s! some thing i love the most of the 80s was the style we didnt have your sean johns, or even ecko . we just had what we had from silky bvd's name belts and name plates shell top addidas with fat laces. cazel glasses and kangols str8 legged lees . with a fox tail hanging off the side. but we also had graffed out gear there were the shirt kings rockin the best arbrushed shirts out but denim lee jackets were the best here are some i found .
By now you know Bad luxury is saturated in the lifestyles of counter culture, and the arts that go along with those cultures, whether it be the music, fashions, or art. These were denim jackets worn in the 80's by BBOYS, Fitti' writers and people who were deeply rooted in the hip hop movement at the time. These jackets were hand painted with acrylic or paint markers. To me they are amazing, and a pure sense of individualism of self expression, mixed with fashion and art. In this day in age it would be rare to see someone walking around with A piece of artwork they made on their clothing, which makes little sense to me in the fact that we will pay top dollar to buy clothing with logos of big companies plastered on them, and in an essence you are promoting that brand for free, while getting nothing back from them at all, but a false reality of social status, but during this time period it was a mere staple to wear hand decorated and self promotional clothing. And for many who wrote Fitti' or were in different breakdancing crews, deejays, and mcees it was a personal advertisement of how dope you were or what crew you rolled with for anyone who saw it. This was A time before corporate money sank their claws into hip hop and made it into a consumer market. At it's roots it was a culture that derived from little to nothing and people used what little they had in their surroundings to create a new music, dance moves, and art