Shotgun Fashion

Back in 1993, Ed Kirko gave up his job as an engineering assistant and became a fashion designer. His fashion idea was that, for a fee, he would blast your clothes with a shotgun. He came up with the idea after seeing an episode of 60 Minutes about ripped jeans selling for $90 and thought he could do that — but better! He offered a "Honeymoon Special," which was a bra, panties, and boxer shorts riddled with bullet holes.

Palm Beach Post — Jan 17, 1994

San Bernardino County Sun — Sep 29, 1993

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jul 25, 2016
     Category: Fashion | Denim | 1990s

I'm guessing this wasn't a real successful business. Maybe it would have gone better if he had worked harder on the Honeymoon Special / bow and arrow, with a Cupid angle.
Posted by Virtual on 07/25/16 at 10:43 AM
I hiked with the Boy Scouts in their Philmont location. The stops included black powder rifles. You brought your own target. I (and others) used our hats. I proudly wear that hat with the huge bullet holes in it.
Posted by JohnD1 on 07/25/16 at 12:53 PM
Fashion is so fickle.One man's fashion jean is another man's rag.
Posted by KDP on 07/25/16 at 01:32 PM
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