Personally, I don't have a reason to lie. I was in my mid- to late-20s when that stuff was popping off. The last "trend" I deviated from my core sense for was Iceberg. Jerseysi if you count those, but they been in my rotation forever - just tilted the balance more heavily than normal during the "jersey era"
Perhaps. I dunno.
Word. With the little pocket on the side. Cats talked about, for stashing the box cutter - but it was mad thin and there was no way you could actually pull one easily at a moment's notice if you stuff it there.
Was Girbaud bought out by a different parent company or something and retained the brand name? I feel like they basically pulled the Coogi move in the early 2000s, where they just downgraded quality massively and turned their focus and M.O. into a hood brand. ...Or, maybe the pushed an MFG line like a Chaps spin-off type thing or something. But, all I know is that the Girbaud that competed with Guess as the official jean of the Grand Puba fashion era was basically entirely different brand than the MFG that was putting out those strap joints.
Nah, they weren't bought out. It was weird how they went completely urban. Quality was always good on Girbauds though. They were indestructible. The Brand X were the originals. Those are what Juvie and them were talmbout when they said "hot boy Girbauds" and "rees and bauds". Straps came later. The pocket on the Brand X was meant to be a pager pocket. Girbaud was definitely higher end back before the strap shuttles, which is weird because I saw an article where the owner actually said he didn't want the urban crowd in his jeans (no Tommy myth). But then he flooded the market with 3 and 4x tees and colored strap baggy jeans.You can find the interview if you google his name. Guess used to be the top dog. I remember I had 4 pairs with that weird square pocket on the right side of the right pant leg with the Guess patch. Painter style Guess jeans. Polo Jeans used to have the super dope carpenter pants too.