X-Large was born in the early 90’s. A brainchild of three friends (Eli Bonerz, Adam Silverman and Mike D of the Beastie Boys) X-Large started out as a clothing store for traditional workwear and deadstock sneakers. Since day one they also carried their own merchandise, namely their signature shirt featuring their classic “Original Gorilla” Logo, which soon became a must have item amongst streetwear aficionados.
Building up on this the brand started opening up X-Large stores in several US cities and even expanded to Japan, where X-Large Tokyo opened it’s doors in 1992. A German X-Large store was located in Cologne.
Musicians and artists like The Beastie Boys, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Estevan Oriol, Spike Jonze and Chloe Sevigny soon made X-Large a 90’s staple.
Being the first street brand to make a connection between Hip hop culture and skateboarding X-Large has always been one of the kings of streetwear, which paved the way for hundreds of brands to come.
X-Large enters the stores again with its new Fall / Winter collection for 2016/17.