Relieving Your Seasonal Depression with Bills Apparel Nostalgia

Relieving Your Seasonal Depression with Bills Apparel Nostalgia

Throughout their history, the Buffalo Bills have had some awesome pieces of apparel. I'm talking so awesome that you might want to buy them up and experience the Bills of yesteryear.

There are a variety of reasons why someone may pick up a vintage piece of Buffalo Bills history:

  1. Take a trip down memory lane: Vintage Bills apparel can transport you back to the good ol' days, when life was simpler and your favorite team was just starting to make a name for itself.

  2. Be the envy of all your friends: Vintage Bills apparel is often hard to come by, so if you manage to snag a rare piece, you'll be the talk of the town (or at least the tailgate party).

  3. Quality over quantity: In the past, they just made things better. Vintage Bills apparel was often made with higher-quality materials and manufacturing techniques, so it will last longer than some of the cheaper, newer stuff.

  4. Stand out from the crowd: With vintage Bills apparel, you won't look like everyone else in the stands. You'll have your own unique style that sets you apart from the rest of the fans.

  5. Get a piece of history: Vintage Bills apparel is a way to connect with the rich history of the team. Plus, it's a conversation starter - who doesn't love talking about their favorite team's glory days?

Corduroy Hats

Corduroy hats have been around for many years, with the first corduroy hats believed to have been made in the late 1800s or early 1900s. In the early days, corduroy hats were often worn by outdoor workers and farmers as a practical and durable head covering.

Over time, corduroy hats became more popular as a fashion item, and they were worn by people of all ages and professions. In the 1960s and 1970s, corduroy hats were particularly popular among college students and young people, and they became associated with the counterculture and rebellious youth.

Today, corduroy hats are still popular and can be found in a wide range of styles, colors, and sizes. They are often worn as a casual accessory, and they are often associated with retro and vintage styles.

When it comes to the Bills and corduroy hats, you need to look no further than Brother Bill (@brotherbil716) himself, to get an idea of the epicness that exists. 

 
(Photo courtesy of @brotherbill716)
 

We've seen red, white, blue and even green versions that sport a variety of different logos, incorporating Superbowl dates and other team highlights. There is nothing more classic than a corduroy snapback showing up to the tailgate.

Our Version

While we don't currently have a corduroy hat offering in our shop, we have the snapback hat market covered with our line of "Josh Do It" hats, available in: 

Trucker Hat
 
and Classic Snapback.
 

Satin Jacket

The satin jacket has long been the sartorial choice of the smooth-talking salesman and the dodgy record executive. But let's be real, who doesn't want to channel their inner sleazy music industry mogul every once in a while? Just make sure to leave the armful of watches at home.

Ah, the satin bomber jacket - the ultimate throwback for jocks and wannabe jocks alike. We will admit, we've always wanted a Bills version, but since we can't seem to find anything worthwhile in our area, we figured it might be a bit of a stretch. And who could forget Ryan Gosling's iconic quilted ivory scorpion jacket from the moody masterpiece, Drive? Even if you're not into sports or Hollywood, that jacket is a wardrobe staple.

This brings us to the holy grail of jackets...the Starter satin bomber jacket. You saw Marv Levy wearing it on Sundays. You saw them sported by the likes of Run DMC, 2 Live Crew, and Public Enemy on album covers and music videos. They were everywhere in popular culture during the 80's and 90's.

(Photo courtesy of Queen City Vintage)

Our Version

While we currently don't have access to satin jackets at the moment (boy, are we sure trying to figure something out though!!!), we do have a bomber jacket offering, sporting our Zebraz design. 


Zubaz

Zubaz is a brand of workout pants and other clothing that was popular in the 1990s. The brand is known for its bold, colorful patterns and comfortable, stretchy fabric. The company was founded in 1988 by two Minnesota bodybuilders, Bob Truax and Dan Stock, and quickly gained a following among athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

While the trendy style may have began amongst Minnesota Vikings fans, it was the Bills Mafia that really adopted the zebra stripe pattern and made it a part of their identity. Zubaz pants were once considered fashionable and were not always associated with jumping through a folding table. They were seen as part of the trendy look of the 1990s and were considered the equivalent of blue jeans for that decade.

Dan Marino made the sales pitch to eager customers, but other athletes like Frank Reich and the Bills' Jim Kelly further cemented their popularity. Today, you cannot attend a tailgate at Highmark Stadium without seeing a sea of Zubaz across the landscape. It is ingrained within the fabric of the Bills Mafia, and honestly, we hope this never changes.

(Photo courtesy of The Athletic)

Our Version

Our own version of Zubaz, what we call Zebraz, graces a number of our pieces, from shirts and jackets, to pants and dresses. By far, our most popular Zebraz item is our joggers. They feature our Zebraz pattern, and even have a secret image of Josh Allen's face found inside the pocket.

 
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