The year was 1993 and a baggy silhouette had just begun to be in fashion. I wore over sized crew neck sweatshirts, pastel jeans, and balanced out on the bottom by a sturdy pair of greyish purple suede Adidas Gazelles. I don’t remember much else regarding what I wore from that year, but the Gazelles were a permanent fixture of my wardrobe, throwing them out only a few years ago, as they were a favorite relic from the 90s and I could still kind of squeeze my foot into them.
Thanks to my friends at JD Sports, a retailer with a stellar, well-edited selection of fashionably branded sportswear and a spot-on collection of adidas Originals, the adidas Originals Gazelle OG is back in my closet, with a fit that is completely reminiscent of my old pair in a new colorway, and of course coupled with a completely new look from what I sported in the early ’90s.
So far, the Gazelles have traveled with me to Minneapolis, upstate New York, and all around New York City, and I’m on the fence between spraying them to maintain their lustrous purple hue, or letting a worn-in patina eventually pervade. instead of an over sized sweatshirt (which were mainly my dad’s, by the way), you’ll find me these days in my uniform of camo, and in this case, these perfectly slim and fitted eco-fleece pair from Alternative Apparel. I prefer to hike up the cuffs, but I’m sure once the cold weather officially arrives, they’ll extend to their full-length potential.
Which clothing item epitomized the ’90s for you?
In This Look:
adidas Originals Gazelles OG from JD Sports (c/o the retailer)
Alternative Apparel Sprinter Printed Eco-Fleece Pants (c/o the brand)
Columbia Rain Jacket (c/o the brand)
AEO Chambray Shirt (c/o the brand)
Giles & Brother Cuff via Shopbop (c/o the retailer)
Sorrelli Pyramid Cuff (c/o the brand)