|"Bugle Boy" Tan Beige Men's 80'S Zip Up Corduroy Jacket
Very awesome men's 80's zip up corduroy jacket. The corduroy is in an unusual pattern which is what makes it so great. There is a dark brown stripe down the length of each sleeve, starting from the collar. There are pockets at both breasts w. velcro closure. Sleeves each have single button closure. Grunge.
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This jacket is the REAL article, and NOT a replica or knockoff. It is a RARE, one-of-a-kind collector's item from the now defunct, "Bugle Boy" line (see below). Even though this vintage jacket, an early item of "Bugle Boy", dates from the 80's, it is in SPOTLESS, FLAWLESS, excellent condition.
Bugle Boy was a brand of pants popular in the 1980s founded by Dr. William Mow in 1977. It declared bankruptcy in 2001.
William Mow (Traditional Chinese) was born in Hangzhou, China, and later moved with his family to the United States. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1959 and then earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1967. He worked for Litton Industries for two years before venturing out on his own. Mow founded Macrodata based on his invention of a method of testing large-scale integrated chips and the company went public in 1973. Around 1976 Mow sold his shares and left the company due to an investigation by the SEC. Although he was later cleared, he had to stay out of the electronics design industry for a few years due to a non-competition clause he had signed with Macrodata.
In 1977, Mow founded Bugle Boy Industries. During the 1980s the company enjoyed continued growth. Sales approached $1 billion, making Bugle Boy one of the largest privately owned apparel companies in the United States, but the company fell into troubled times in 2001, declared bankruptcy, and was sold that year for $68.6 million. The Bugle Boy brand was purchased in 2001 by Schottenstein Stores Corp., owner of Retail Ventures and several retail chains.
Bugle Boy featured men's and boys' clothing, often with a denim theme. Elastic cuffs at the bottom of the jeans and cross-stitching patterns were also a major part of the Bugle Boy style, with brands such as Pilot and Cotler being its contemporaries. Bugle Boy also produced men's and boys' tops, but was best known for its varieties of jeans and jean shorts.
In 2001, Bugle Boy closed all 215 of its U.S. outlet stores in an agreement with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Their store at Gurnee Mills remained open to sell off remaining inventory.