Cool news guys! Iconic for their gorilla logo, X-Large is established as one of the originals in streetwear clothing. Going 25 years strong X-Large continues to influence generations of streetwear culture worldwide into 2016. Beginning in the neighborhood of Los Feliz, on Vermont Street in 1991, Eli Bonerz & Adam Silverman opened the store X-Large. A store that would reflect their eclectic surroundings and urban Los Angeles street style. Following the opening the clothing brand quickly gained attention from all over even sparking the attention of Beastie Boy Mike D, who later became a partner for the brand. X-Large drew inspiration from work wear, vintage, and club scene aesthetics; to mid-century design, skateboarding and music influences and 25 years later there still at the top of their game. To kick off their 25th anniversary X-Large will release its “True OG Streetwear” book. The book will tie in both Tokyo and LA roots, since the brand has a unique perspective regarding streetwear’s cultural evolution in Japan and the U.S., something that few streetwear brands can acclaim. The book will also be packed with imagery from classic original shoots, archival pieces and interviews with some of the brand’s influential figures. This book will be more of a history lesson of the brand from start to finish, giving their interpretation on the evolution of streetwear, and coming from a real OG in the business. This anniversary volume will launch February 12th online and at select X-Large retailers, so get your copy guys and get into this history lesson. Don’t forget to stay up to date on the latest in men’s fashion and trends you guys. Got to blast! – EffYeahMark
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