Do You Remember Zubaz? I had a pair of Raider Zubaz pants. How about you?

Saw a pair of these today and got to thinking about the Zubaz pants of my youth.  Here is a great piece on the history of Zubaz.

The Rise and Fall of Zubaz by Ethan Trex

When we think of Zubaz today, “utilitarian” probably isn’t the first word that pops into our heads. However, friends Bob Truax and Dan Stock actually had a practical purpose in mind when they created the garish pants. Truax and Stock owned a Minnesota gym that was popular with bodybuilders. The bodybuilding clientele had a problem: the hardcore weightlifters couldn’t find pants or shorts that comfortably fit their massive thighs while offering the flexibility they needed in workouts. In 1988 Truax and Stock began brainstorming a new kind of shorts for the heavy-lifting man. http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/88434

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