Airin Roso sent in this pic of his play jersey that I custom made for him back in the late 90’s. (I cut two shirts apart and sewed them together!) Airin is still riding and doing shows to this day. -Hal B
This embroidered logo appeared on hats and tee shirts but was primarily used for hooded sweatshirts (1996-1999). This one of my favorite Play items for its simplicity. I wore one of these hoodies for many years. -Hal B
I drew this design in January of 1997. I know because it says so on the miniature text on the triceratops’ head. There are hidden messages all over the artwork (see a closeup below) including one paragraph that says the first person to send in a photo of themselves wearing this
This was the Play pro model tee we made for Todd Lyons in 1996. It says “I’m not a fighter. I just get into predicaments.” The artwork was drawn by Chris Hargrave and shows a muscle-head wearing a No Fear shirt lifting Todd into the air.
Leigh Ramsdell had three pro model tees with PLAY Clothes (the others were Ralph and Swiss Army Ant). This one from 1995 featured one of Leigh’s drawings of a guy sitting on the toilet. On the back was another Leigh doodle of a bag of groceries. In the catalog photo below, Leif
Released in 1994, the BMX Bandit tee shirt had to be one of our laziest shirts ever. It was a one color, one side shirt, and the phrase was merely a stolen movie title. Leigh is making an appropriately stupid face in this catalog photo. -Hal B
This Play shirt was based on a dumb inside joke between Steve Buddendeck and me. We were on a road trip and to entertain ourselves we were holding up signs to to people we passed on the highway. The one that seemed to get the most smiles out of the ladies was Steve’s sign that s
Leigh Ramsdell and Hal Brindley launched a Kickstarter project to print a batch of limited edition reproduction tee shirts featuring original 2B Homecooked, PLAY Clothes and Useless designs.
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