Our fall Drysdales catalog recently arrived in mailboxes across the country. For fun, we thought we’d take a look at what our Drysdales catalog looked like 20 years ago at this time.
The cover of the fall 1992 catalog featured a painting titled “Night Wind,” by Oklahoma-based artist Bill Rabbit. This was back in the days when we sold prints of Rabbit’s artwork.
Rabbit, who hailed his Cherokee ancestry, contributed a number of front covers for us during the 1990s.
Rabbit died at age 65 in April. His daughter, Traci, continues his legacy of western- and Native American-themed artwork.
Brightly colored women’s jeans became a hot style this year. It’s fascinating to note from the pages of our fall 1992 catalog that Wrangler offered ladies jeans with vivid hues 20 years ago.
Apparently what goes around in fashion comes back around.
And check out the loud colors featured in both women’s and men’s western shirts at the time:
These pages that include Justin boots from the 1992 catalog showed that western boots haven’t changed much. However, the bright colors seen in clothing at the time also crept into lace-up boots:
And check out those brightly colored Sportific sneakers designed for horseback riding. Sportific, as near as we can tell, is now defunct.
Acme boots, which we carried, was folded into Double H boots about 10 years ago.
Incidentally, the fall 1992 Drysdales catalog was just 40 pages. The current catalog is nearly triple that size.
Twenty years ago when that catalog hit mailboxes, Florida and other parts of the Southeast were picking up after Hurricane Andrew. Dan O’Brien set a world record in the decathlon. Roseanne Barr Arnold received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. MCA Records released George Strait’s “Pure Country” movie soundtrack. And gasoline averaged $1.05 a gallon.