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Deberg_1990
08-27-2009, 09:36 AM
Or maybe you still do? Fess up...






http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zubaz




Zubaz (officially pronounced "zoo-buzz"[1]) is a brand of shorts and pants that became popular during the early 1990s. They were created in 1988 by two Minnesota bodybuilders, Dan Stock and Bob Truax, as a comfortable, functional short for weightlifting.

They hoped to make a short that would stretch and expand with the body during a workout. In a short time, the shorts became wildly popular in the United States. The Zubaz company sold $100 million worth of products in 1991 alone. The company slogan was "Dare to be Different."

Although Zubaz began as a line of shorts, the brand was extended into long pants, caps, shirts, and even diapers. The pants are tapered at the ankle, with the outer part of the leg being longer than the inner part. They have an elastic waistband to allow for greater flexibility and movement. The pants were originally created in a zebra print, but later began to be sold in almost any design imaginable.

Professional wrestlling tag team the Road Warriors were early partners in the business,[2] which targeted male athletes and weightlifters. Regardless of the specific design, Zubaz are almost always bright, flashy, and often ostentatious. The word Zubaz came to mean “in your face” among sports fans and athletes. Zubaz designed the uniforms of several Arena Football League teams in the early 1990s, including the Tampa Bay Storm and the now-defunct New Orleans Night. However, these designs were considered outlandish and were soon replaced. Orignially spelled, "Zubants", Dan and Bob went for the more aggressive spelling of "Zubaz" using two "z's" as a nod to their favorite artist ZZ top.

In a 1993 survey in Inside Sports magazine, Zubaz finished third in the voting for Worst Thing to Happen in Sports that year. Ahead of it were the retirement of Michael Jordan and the death of wrestler Dino Bravo.

The long pants were the most popular item in the product line. Despite the decline of its popularity, it is not uncommon to spot a rabid fan wearing Zubaz pants and a green sweater at a professional football game, usually bearing the same colors of the team he/she is rooting for.

Zubaz manufactured "slider shorts." These shorts had the famous wild patterns at the bottom of the garment while the rest of the garment displayed the name and logo of the sport team and the Zubaz name.

The original business went bankrupt in 1996[3] and Truax and Stock bought back the trademark rights. In 2007, Zubaz resurfaced, offering a limited production release of the original classic Zubaz patterns.

In another sign of the resurrection of the Zubaz brand, on July 16, 2008 the Saint Paul Saints independent professional baseball team wore Zubaz pants during their game against the Sioux City Explorers. The bases were also painted in a recognizable Zubaz tiger-striped pattern.

Sully
08-27-2009, 09:39 AM
I'm a Chiefs fan.
Of course I wore Zubaz.

What a dumb question.

Mr. Krab
08-27-2009, 09:41 AM
Hell yea I did, every Chiefs fan must have worn a pair of these at some point in their life.

http://product.images.dreamsretail.com/32-27/32-27489-F.jpg

Buck
08-27-2009, 09:41 AM
Yeah, I thought Zubaz were a Chiefs Fan Staple.

Delano
08-27-2009, 09:41 AM
Or maybe you still do? Fess up...






http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zubaz




Zubaz (officially pronounced "zoo-buzz"[1]) is a brand of shorts and pants that became popular during the early 1990s. They were created in 1988 by two Minnesota bodybuilders, Dan Stock and Bob Truax, as a comfortable, functional short for weightlifting.

They hoped to make a short that would stretch and expand with the body during a workout. In a short time, the shorts became wildly popular in the United States. The Zubaz company sold $100 million worth of products in 1991 alone. The company slogan was "Dare to be Different."

Although Zubaz began as a line of shorts, the brand was extended into long pants, caps, shirts, and even diapers. The pants are tapered at the ankle, with the outer part of the leg being longer than the inner part. They have an elastic waistband to allow for greater flexibility and movement. The pants were originally created in a zebra print, but later began to be sold in almost any design imaginable.

Professional wrestlling tag team the Road Warriors were early partners in the business,[2] which targeted male athletes and weightlifters. Regardless of the specific design, Zubaz are almost always bright, flashy, and often ostentatious. The word Zubaz came to mean “in your face” among sports fans and athletes. Zubaz designed the uniforms of several Arena Football League teams in the early 1990s, including the Tampa Bay Storm and the now-defunct New Orleans Night. However, these designs were considered outlandish and were soon replaced. Orignially spelled, "Zubants", Dan and Bob went for the more aggressive spelling of "Zubaz" using two "z's" as a nod to their favorite artist ZZ top.

In a 1993 survey in Inside Sports magazine, Zubaz finished third in the voting for Worst Thing to Happen in Sports that year. Ahead of it were the retirement of Michael Jordan and the death of wrestler Dino Bravo.

The long pants were the most popular item in the product line. Despite the decline of its popularity, it is not uncommon to spot a rabid fan wearing Zubaz pants and a green sweater at a professional football game, usually bearing the same colors of the team he/she is rooting for.

Zubaz manufactured "slider shorts." These shorts had the famous wild patterns at the bottom of the garment while the rest of the garment displayed the name and logo of the sport team and the Zubaz name.

The original business went bankrupt in 1996[3] and Truax and Stock bought back the trademark rights. In 2007, Zubaz resurfaced, offering a limited production release of the original classic Zubaz patterns.

In another sign of the resurrection of the Zubaz brand, on July 16, 2008 the Saint Paul Saints independent professional baseball team wore Zubaz pants during their game against the Sioux City Explorers. The bases were also painted in a recognizable Zubaz tiger-striped pattern.

I wore stretch bike pant type things under Zubaz in elementary school.

I also had a Zubaz-inspired beanbag chair (blue, pink, and white pattern).

tooge
08-27-2009, 09:42 AM
No, I was in dental school and poor as hell, couldn't afford them. Always wanted a pair to wear to the games though.

Sully
08-27-2009, 09:44 AM
I had the pants, the beanbag chairs, and a hat.

Deberg_1990
08-27-2009, 09:44 AM
I'm a Chiefs fan.
Of course I wore Zubaz.

What a dumb question.

I never did. I always hated them.

Nzoner
08-27-2009, 09:45 AM
I had a pair and yes I used to wear them but worse than that I was a young man in the 70's and used to have a leisure suit complete with silk shirt,big heeled shoes and a choker that I'd wear out when it was time to do some dancing.

Woot....woot!!!

Scorp
08-27-2009, 09:45 AM
I was more of a Parachute pants guy.
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/5140/parag.jpg

pr_capone
08-27-2009, 09:47 AM
I got 3 pairs when I bought my camaro at the salvage yard

Fat Elvis
08-27-2009, 09:50 AM
I laughed at you guys who wore those pants.

Scaga
08-27-2009, 09:50 AM
Yes....with my mullet while driving my camero

seclark
08-27-2009, 09:50 AM
never.
sec

Delano
08-27-2009, 09:53 AM
I laughed at you guys who wore those pants.

We laughed at you when you couldn't get full extension on a set of squat lifts.

ZUBAZ = FREEDOM

Monty
08-27-2009, 09:54 AM
I was more of a Parachute pants guy.
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/5140/parag.jpg

Ditto, but that was in 1985......

I wore Zubaz pants to the games around 91-92...but stopped after that.

El Jefe
08-27-2009, 09:55 AM
I got 3 pairs when I bought my camaro at the salvage yard

LMAO

Nzoner
08-27-2009, 09:56 AM
I was at a George Thorogood concert last weekend and saw a guy with a pair of rock-n-roll zubaz on, :shake:

Fat Elvis
08-27-2009, 09:57 AM
We laughed at you when you couldn't get full extension on a set of squat lifts.

ZUBAZ = FREEDOM


yeah.

I was having sex while you were man grabbing each other in your neon "do not procreate" signs.

Delano
08-27-2009, 09:57 AM
yeah.

I was having sex while you were man grabbing each other in your neon "do not procreate" signs.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FCs62kkc6sY/SDtI1FcuDXI/AAAAAAAABHU/mCA2ZiRUwaw/s320/zubaz.jpg

Demonpenz
08-27-2009, 09:57 AM
I used to waterski on the river with them on.

HC_Chief
08-27-2009, 09:58 AM
Zubaz made plaid pants; cut those f*ckers off to shorts.... comfy!!

Heh, that's the frickin' "in" style now. I was 20 yrs ahead of the trend ;)

Fat Elvis
08-27-2009, 09:58 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FCs62kkc6sY/SDtI1FcuDXI/AAAAAAAABHU/mCA2ZiRUwaw/s320/zubaz.jpg

I stand corrected.LMAO

Demonpenz
08-27-2009, 09:59 AM
whenever I cross over to elwood they give you a dukes of hazzard lunchpail with zubaz paints, look what the cat dragged in tape by poison, and a neon sunglasses strap.

Demonpenz
08-27-2009, 09:59 AM
zubaz + wolf shirt = born to roam

HC_Chief
08-27-2009, 10:00 AM
zubaz + wolf shirt = born to roam

Holy hell, you'd be nearing Chuck Norris status...

Delano
08-27-2009, 10:00 AM
whenever I cross over to elwood they give you a dukes of hazzard lunchpail with zubaz paints, look what the cat dragged in tape by poison, and a neon sunglasses strap.

California Raisens t-shirt, tucked in.

BigVE
08-27-2009, 10:04 AM
"Do you think anyone would want to take a roundhouse kick the head while your wearing a pair of these bad boys? Forget about it."

El Jefe
08-27-2009, 10:09 AM
whenever I cross over to elwood they give you a dukes of hazzard lunchpail with zubaz paints, look what the cat dragged in tape by poison, and a neon sunglasses strap.

I used to love getting complimentary fanny packs in bright neon colors!

El Jefe
08-27-2009, 10:09 AM
California Raisens t-shirt, tucked in.

Haha, that's rich.

MOhillbilly
08-27-2009, 10:09 AM
got a uncle that still wears his Oilers zubaz.

HemiEd
08-27-2009, 10:14 AM
Guess I missed the whole thing.

Jilly
08-27-2009, 10:17 AM
i HATE zubaz, they are worse then sweatpants on men (and I mean the sweatpants that have elastic on the ankles)

TrebMaxx
08-27-2009, 10:23 AM
Never thought much of Zubaz. So no I never wore any of them.

Mr. Krab
08-27-2009, 10:24 AM
Guess I missed the whole thing.That's what she said.

HemiEd
08-27-2009, 10:28 AM
That's what she said.

I bet she was glad you were paying attention.

Phobia
08-27-2009, 10:34 AM
I did not wear Zubaz. I did wear some strange Chinese variation to the beach once. They must have cost me about $7 and they probably disentigrated in the first washing.

KCTitus
08-27-2009, 10:56 AM
Still have mine...the originals and the second iteration in KC's colors. I sometimes use them as insulators under jeans for particularly cold days where Im going to be outside for a long time.

Wore them religiously on game days throughout the 90's...

Micjones
08-27-2009, 11:14 AM
HELL'S NO.

Those God awful things were NEVER fashionable.

Deberg_1990
08-27-2009, 11:20 AM
Anyone remember the Chiefs caps back in the same era: early 90's

They had little tails coming out of the back?

88TG88
08-27-2009, 11:21 AM
California Raisens t-shirt, tucked in.

LOL, they would give those to us for free in elementary school. nostalgia rep

DaKCMan AP
08-27-2009, 11:24 AM
Yes, in elementary school.

BigMeatballDave
08-27-2009, 11:32 AM
LMAO I had a pair of Chiefs Zubaz pants back then.

Frosty
08-27-2009, 11:38 AM
I had never heard of them until recently. I don't think they really made it to the Pac NW.

J Diddy
08-27-2009, 11:41 AM
LMAO I had a pair of Chiefs Zubaz pants back then.


Hell my pj's are chiefs zubaz.

Raised On Riots
08-27-2009, 11:57 AM
Hell...fucking...no.

Fat Elvis
08-27-2009, 12:08 PM
Hammer pants for the color blind.

Groves
08-27-2009, 12:32 PM
I always thought it was a word meld of Zebra and Posterior. Ze-bazz, not Ze-buzz.

Mr. Krab
08-27-2009, 01:41 PM
HELL'S NO.

Those God awful things were NEVER fashionable.
fashionable?

Turn in your Man Card, gheymo.

Fat Elvis
08-27-2009, 01:48 PM
fashionable?

Turn in your Man Card, gheymo.

Says the man in Zubaz....

jidar
08-27-2009, 02:03 PM
I wore Hammer pants in highschool when everyone else did, but zebra print was not gonna happen.

2bikemike
08-27-2009, 02:03 PM
I have to admit I had two pair of Zubaz pants. They were great for the boat and waterskiing. One pair of course were Chiefs colors and the other just some random colors and pattern.

But I never wore Angel Flights? Or a Members Only jacket.

Deberg_1990
08-27-2009, 02:08 PM
But I never wore Angel Flights? Or a Members Only jacket.

Oh come on....Everybody whos 35-55 years old now once had a members only jacket. It was the law.

rageeumr
08-27-2009, 02:11 PM
Had a pair. Wore them religiously. Of course I was like 9 or 10.

Delano
08-27-2009, 02:13 PM
Where my hypercolor shirtfags at?

http://www.248am.com/images/hypercolor.jpg

Fat Elvis
08-27-2009, 02:20 PM
Oh come on....Everybody whos 35-55 years old now once had a members only jacket. It was the law.

Not me.

I've had my share of fashion faux pas, but zubaz pants, parachute pants, hammer pants, members only jackets and the like were not among them.

KCUnited
08-27-2009, 02:27 PM
Used to? I still pinch roll mine.

Delano
08-27-2009, 02:28 PM
Used to? I still pinch roll mine.

LMAO

Terribilis
08-27-2009, 02:34 PM
zubaz + wolf shirt = born to roam
my wife surprised me with this shirt for my birthday
http://media.threadless.com/subs/big/222011.jpg

Halfcan
08-27-2009, 02:44 PM
I had a pair of Zebra stripped ones in High school.

Raised On Riots
08-27-2009, 03:20 PM
Not me.

I've had my share of fashion faux pas, but zubaz pants, parachute pants, hammer pants, members only jackets and the like were not among them.

Fuckin'-A. That's one club I had NO desire whatsoever to be a member of.

That Zubaz is the ugliest fucking shit I have EVER seen. EVER.

scott free
08-27-2009, 03:21 PM
I had a bitchin! pair of zebra stripers, glory days yeah they'll pass you by glory days...

Saccopoo
08-27-2009, 03:22 PM
No pants, but had/have the official NFL Zubaz cap.

Raised On Riots
08-27-2009, 03:28 PM
You can't be a proper early 80's Oklahoma Goat-Roper without one of these pieces of shit:

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv252/raisedonriots/92358626_f.jpg

ChiefsOne
08-27-2009, 03:29 PM
Of course I did/do, wife only let me wear them around the house though! I'll be stylin' when they come back!

wildcat09
08-27-2009, 03:31 PM
Hells yes I did.......they were Dallas Cowboys, though