Alright you silly fools, we’re back and it’s FRESH PRINCE FRIDAY! We went on a temporary hiatus last week because of a sudden perceived lack of interest (still debating whether or not we should even have this column) but for now at least, I thought I might as well continue it for the sake of… continuity. Today we examine 4 fresh outfits from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (found in the episode The Lucky Charm) and figure out just why these crazy retro looks were even popular back in the day:
Even the jeans have a matching crotch patch... (the 'bartack')
This is just a short post to update all those waiting for the production of our latest line, the Fall 2011 collection, to finish. We are expecting just another 2 short weeks before everything falls into place, as the screens get made, the clothing get printed, the hats get embroidered, and the necklaces get assembled. We are printing on Canadian-made Thousand Years Apparel shirts, complete with a woven label on the back of the neck and a unique ‘Utility Loop’ hemtag that we’ve added on the front, which will also be sewn onto the back of the snapbacks (which are now offered in Navy only), and will be used as the closure system for our necklaces. Utility indeed. As for our Lady’s Tee, the Trompe-L’Oeil, we unfortunately are not going to be producing them this Fall as we originally intended because American Apparel has decided to discontinue that particular style and thus our wholeseller was unable to obtain that 3/4 sleeve v-neck shirt for us. To made amends for flipping the script on all of you, here’s a teaser for our two woven labels that are going to be handsewn onto all our merchandise:
Designed with class in mind.
Also expect some unlikely (and not unlikely) collaborations hitting you guys soon. Please participate in the poll about Fresh Prince Fridays below to determine the fate of our future Fridays here at the Thousand Years blog, as we have been getting mixed reviews and are now reconsidering if the amount of effort put into the series is worth it.
This blog article represents the first official installment of the Fresh Prince Friday series that we are hosting every Friday until I run out of Fresh Prince episodes completely. To keep the content fresh, I’ll be analyzing the various outfits of one episode in each post, so bookmark this blog, subscribe via email, and comment on what you think works or doesn’t work.
I recently finished all 6 seasons of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and having finally understood the genius of the 90s, as well as the fashion sense of the day, I present to you the 30 best 90s outfits, a la Fresh Prince (parts of the first season). I will be making this a new series on our blog, as I’ll continue to post more pictures of Will’s funky style (well, the whole cast and some cameos) over the span of the 6 seasons. Included are the worst outfit to ever grace the set of Fresh Prince, as well as a FRESH pair of jammies that I guess Will sleeps in. But don’t rush me, constantly screenshotting a television series is time consuming! Also, keep an eye out for styles that will give a sneak peak into the Thousand Years Fall 2011 snapback.