In 1989, Hal Brindley started 2B Homecooked Garments with his friend Steve Buddendeck. Three years later, according to a Ride BMX reader survey, it was the top clothing brand in BMX. Leigh Ramsdell was one of 2B’s first pro riders. He also became Hal’s employee and roommate. In 1995 Hal started PLAY clothes and Leigh started his own line called Useless. Together they again became two of the best selling rider-owned brands.
In 1999, Hal sold PLAY clothes to become a traveling wildlife photographer (and PLAY went under 6 months later). Leigh became a team manager and graphic designer in the BMX industry.
In 2013, nearly twenty five years after 2B was born, they decided it would be fun to re-print some old tee shirt designs. That’s how Oldscool BMX was born. Then they launched a kickstarter project.
The campaign was a smashing success, the supporters voted on their favorite tees, and printing began.
For a year they printed a limited edition run of classic tees and clothing. At the end of 2014 they wrapped up the run. Now the last of these reproduction tees are going fast on their Oldscool BMX etsy shop. Get yours now before it’s too late!
Update: When Hal and Leigh hung up the Oldscool project, Hal carried on with various web projects like Travel For Wildlife and Rent a Private Island. Check out what he’s been up to at Hal Brindley.com. Leigh is still kicking ass as team manager at Mongoose!