XLarge Big Print Crewneck [navy]
front graphic / mens sizing
Est. LA x 1991
XLarge is a streetwear brand created by Eli Bonerz and Adam Silverman. The two college roommates based their brand identity off of 90's LA style - Nike Cortez, Adidas shell toes, blue collar workwear, and simple MLB hats.
The iconic XLarge ape logo was inspired by a blend of West Coast graffiti and local workwear brand, Ben Davis. Drawing from the Ben Davis ape mascot, the duo received permission from artist Steven Gianakos to reference his famous "Millions of Gorillas" painting through XLarge branding. With the help of close friend Mike D (Beastie Boys), the brand would experience exponential growth and emerge as a pioneer of LA streetwear culture.