XLARGE® 25th ANNIVERSARY
“True OG Streetwear”
release date: 2.12.16
In the neighborhood of Los Feliz, on Vermont street in 1991; Eli Bonerz & Adam Silverman opened the store X-Large; which appealed to their eclectic surroundings and Los Angeles lifestyle. The X-Large clothing brand followed the opening, and was quickly adopted by personalities such as Spike Jonez, Chloe Sevigny and gained a partner by the name of Mike D of the Beastie Boys. The brand drew inspiration from work wear, vintage, and club scene aesthetics; to mid-century design, skateboarding and music influences. Iconic for its Gorilla logo, X-Large is established as one of the originals and continues to influence generations of streetwear culture worldwide into 2016; 25 years strong.
To celebrate and preserve the history of the brand’s quarter century mark, X-Large teamed up with Rin Tanaka to create “True OG Streetwear”. Best known for his book series “My Freedamn!”, that focuses on different aspects of American vintage culture; Rin provides his unique vision of X-Large’s history through archives, original artwork, extensive collaborations and rare pictures from an era of a counter-culture generation. The book includes a foreword by co-founder Eli Bonerz, contributions from original staff members and iconic figures such as Slick, Ricky Powell, Haze, Estevan Oriol, among others.