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Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: BobDerBaumeister ()
Date: November 20, 2010 08:34AM

High school reunion reminded me of the "spiffs" who use to wear turtlenecks under Oxford shirts, with baseball hats and acid wash jeans, almost exclusively procured from BGO.

Anyone remember that place?

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Ja'Spook ()
Date: November 20, 2010 08:41AM

I remember that muffuckin warthog they put on all the shirts, and how all the lame ass mofos be blockin out letters on they hats to make them say "bitches get out." Strictly fo tha poserzzzz!

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Seeker ()
Date: November 20, 2010 09:31AM

I still have a leather jacket that I purchased at BGO in the early 90s. A bit worn, but still decent looking and very comfortable.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: November 20, 2010 09:38AM

The guy who owned Britches was good a school chum of the guy who started Clyde's restaurant. They opened up Britches near Clyde's and Britches sold Clyde's chilli in a can.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: And Also ()
Date: November 20, 2010 12:03PM

They also had the same guy do all of their radio commercials. I'll never get that voice out of my head, now.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Brett ()
Date: November 20, 2010 10:41PM

The Britches commercial guy also doe the Next Day Blinds ads.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Yes, Thank You ()
Date: November 20, 2010 11:02PM

Brett Wrote:
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> The Britches commercial guy also doe the Next Day
> Blinds ads.


Yes, I thought the voice was familiar. Thanks.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: November 20, 2010 11:05PM

Oh how I miss Britches, my best friend and I got matching bomber jackets there. That was a great store back in the day. LOVED back to school shopping there.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: November 22, 2010 11:41AM

Yep. Are they not still around? A Google search show locations in DC and MD.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: blow me ()
Date: November 23, 2010 11:46AM

I think there was one at the outlet mall in Grove City, PA

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Yabels ()
Date: November 23, 2010 12:51PM

Britches was okay...

Structure was where it was at.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Chess King ()
Date: November 23, 2010 03:49PM

Chess King was shiznit.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: 1994 ()
Date: November 23, 2010 11:43PM

> Structure was where it was at.

You still somtimes see middle-aged men trotting out their now-faded Structure vertical-striped 90's long sleeeve shirts. The stuff was great but now sadly out of style. Kind of cheaper version of Hilfiger or some Polo from the same era.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Catalog Hog ()
Date: December 11, 2010 02:25AM

Of course! I was very proud when asked by a curious onlooker "where'd you get that rugby?" It's because of Britches that I still wear rugby's to this day. They sold a great suede ballcap and parka combo that I completely lusted. I always thought they would become as big as LLBean and Eddie Bauer. I suppose I was wrong. Hey, since we are on the subject...what happened to Banana Republic? Why are they now like...the Gap used to be?

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Bill N ()
Date: December 12, 2010 08:01AM

Catalog Hog Wrote:
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> Hey, since we
> are on the subject...what happened to Banana
> Republic? Why are they now like...the Gap used to
> be?

Banana Republic and Old Navy are both part of the Gap chain of stores.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: buck nasty ()
Date: December 12, 2010 08:10AM

Bitches ARE Great Outdoors!

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Bob der Baumeister ()
Date: December 12, 2010 08:35AM

Yabels Wrote:
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> Britches was okay...
>
> Structure was where it was at.


Yeah, if you were trying out for Color Me Bad, or trying to emulate Brian Austin Greene on 90210.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: ..in the 22039 ()
Date: December 12, 2010 11:10AM

Wonder if I should eBay all my old BGA and Structure clothes?

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: ...in the 22039 ()
Date: December 12, 2010 12:12PM

...or maybe I should eBay my old "Oak Tree" clothes!

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: tomas ()
Date: February 18, 2011 10:18AM

I remember britches! I still have 2 shirts from them that I always wear. They were kind of expensive. Plus they had the warthog on their clothes! I really miss Oaktree. Their shirts/suits were so damn cool. WHat ever happened to UMEN?

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: NeumDog ()
Date: July 15, 2011 01:49PM

I used to work at Britches!!! Met my wife there! I still wear some of there clothes from 17 years ago. Wish they were still around....and I had the discount.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: FFXU Stalker ()
Date: July 15, 2011 01:54PM

I thought the warthog logo belonged to Banana Republic when they first opened?

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Stones ()
Date: July 15, 2011 09:28PM

Yabels Wrote:
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> Britches was okay...
>
> Structure was where it was at.


They were not really contemporaries. Britches was huge and well before Structure. You obviously were not old enough in around 1990 to know how popular Britches was then. Structure didn't really gain ground until around 92. They capitalized on the grunge scene a bit. The color me bad reference is pretty inacurrate.

Britches was the Banana in the day and the Abercrombie before then. If you had the latest polo or rugby and wore it on the first day of school, there would be at least 5 other people wearing the same shirt. All these styles look rediculous now but such is style and getting old.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Hrp ()
Date: October 11, 2011 08:04PM

Still have Henleys from them..like 15 years old...they tried to do the A&F thing then tried to go back and lost all their customers...if they were still around I would be there...every 6 months used to get a 40% off coupon

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Britches? It was GREAT! ()
Date: October 11, 2011 09:58PM

I remember the one in Tysons I. It was right in front of Hecht's (now Macy's), I think on the second floor. The sales there were insane - like 60% off and they never ran out of the stuff you wanted, even when it was on sale. I've got one shirt left that the wife hasn't thrown out yet.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Micah ()
Date: October 18, 2011 08:43AM

I have a roll-neck sweater from Britches that I still love. It's almost twenty years old!!! Wow, I've never thought about that before. Must be a testament to the quality.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: October 18, 2011 09:58AM

I still have a few shirts that I bought at Britches in the late 1980s. One of them is a US flag rugby shirt that I now wear once a year on 9-11 and sometimes for other reasons (like the day after Osama bin Laden was killed). At one point they sold rugby shirts with the names of local high schools. I went to Woodson and I still my shirt but haven't worn it in probably about 20 years.

I have one short-sleeve shirt from there that I still wear fairly often.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: ex BGO employee ()
Date: October 18, 2011 11:21AM

LOL i used to work there as well, springfield mall store, and yes the employee discount was awesome. still have a bunch of rugby shirts, not the warthog ones, never dug them, that i wear on a semi-regular basis. obviously not for style or going out, but theyre great for working around the house or outdoors, and not being concerned with what gets on them. still holding up fine, a few of the buttons ( which were never used ) have dry rotted into oblivion and some seams at the cuffs have come apart. nothing beyond that.

the employees used to bring in mixed tapes to play in the store, i did as well. one of them the first song was killing an arab......assistant manager was not pleased when that came piping through, ha ha ha.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Centinel ()
Date: October 18, 2011 12:57PM

I actually grew up in Charlotte, but in high school in the late 80s all of the cool kids wore Polo, Hilfiger, or Britches. I can still remember how much cooler the clothes were there than at other stores like the Gap and, yes, Chess King. I still have a henley and a warthog shirt.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: GG ()
Date: December 19, 2011 11:32AM

I actually am still wearing a great Christmas tie that I got at Britches back in '91-92. Get lots of compliments on it too, and it has held up surprisingly well over the years (then again, I only wear it 2-3X each year).

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: 100% cotton ()
Date: December 19, 2011 02:22PM

Back in the day I used to fuck a chick that worked at BGA. Her face was so so, but she had a rockin body. We were never a couple, but more or less fuck buddies. At one point, I started actually seeing another girl. The BGA chick didn't want to let me go. She told me that if we could still get together from time to time, she'd get me free shit from the store. I actually still have some of those rugby shirts.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Yo Daddio ()
Date: December 19, 2011 02:36PM

Pretty much my sole source of "fashion" in the 80's.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Jos A Banks ()
Date: December 21, 2011 06:58AM

"Posted by: 100% cotton ()
Date: December 19, 2011 02:22PM

Back in the day I used to fuck a chick that worked at BGA. Her face was so so, but she had a rockin body. We were never a couple, but more or less fuck buddies. At one point, I started actually seeing another girl. The BGA chick didn't want to let me go. She told me that if we could still get together from time to time, she'd get me free shit from the store. I actually still have some of those rugby shirts."

Of course dear, I'm sure that's all true. Now be a good grandson and give me my sponge bath.

"Posted by: Yabels ()
Date: November 23, 2010 12:51PM

Britches was okay...

Structure was where it was at."

Did the name and clientele not clue you in to the fact you were shopping at the GAY store and your clothes screamed "I am gay"?

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Parker Lewis ()
Date: December 21, 2011 11:26AM

Stones Wrote:
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> Yabels Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Britches was okay...
> >
> > Structure was where it was at.
>
>
> They were not really contemporaries. Britches was
> huge and well before Structure. You obviously
> were not old enough in around 1990 to know how
> popular Britches was then. Structure didn't
> really gain ground until around 92. They
> capitalized on the grunge scene a bit. The color
> me bad reference is pretty inacurrate.
>
> Britches was the Banana in the day and the
> Abercrombie before then.

Structure specialized in silk shirts like the ones Parker Lewis wore in Parker Lewis Can't Lose. It was not grunge at all, not at all. For the grunge look there was that army surplus store in Georgetown. Or you could buy oversized flannels and tight jeans at Britches or Hecht's.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: sparacinobird ()
Date: December 21, 2011 11:37AM

Is that you Ross?

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: sparacinobird ()
Date: December 21, 2011 11:38AM

NeumDog Wrote:
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> I used to work at Britches!!! Met my wife there!
> I still wear some of there clothes from 17 years
> ago. Wish they were still around....and I had the
> discount.

sorry - wrong button

Is that you Ross?

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: YelRol087 ()
Date: January 03, 2012 02:59PM

I worked at Britches too. Right after they gifted the new VW Beetle to all their district managers and right before they went bankrupt. I wonder if that had anything to do with going bankrupt? Anyhoo... I really loved the company but HATED my manager. Only job I've ever just walked out of. Just told her to take my keys since she obviously wanted me to quit.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: 1990sboi ()
Date: January 03, 2012 03:41PM

I used to wear britches starting around 1990-1991. It was when the rugby shirts were really popular..

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Britches Fan ()
Date: January 13, 2012 03:23PM

Don't forget that Britches sponsored a pro or semi-pro soccer team know as the Washington Warthogs!

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Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors??
Posted by: Skippy ()
Date: September 19, 2012 03:18PM

Wow! It's only been about 2 years since anyone posted any comments here about Britches clothing store. Let's get it started again...

Bitches Flannel shirts used to be the best around. It's rare to find a good quality Flannel these days that doesn't shrink, fade or fall apart. Any comments or suggestions??

Thanks from your Flannel friend, Skippy

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: September 19, 2012 03:22PM

I remember Britches, but I got too big for them.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors??
Posted by: Skippy ()
Date: September 19, 2012 03:25PM

Lol!! That's funny BEH!

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Re: Flannel Shirts
Posted by: Gunrunner ()
Date: September 19, 2012 06:54PM

I got some great flannels from Gander Mountain in Fredericksburg.They were $15.I got about 2 dozen.That was 6 yrs ago.All of these shirts are in wearable condition.No fraying, holes,tears or lost buttons.Great shirts.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Roger M ()
Date: October 10, 2012 12:15AM

Back in 1985-86 Britches is where it was to get really cool rugby shirts . They weren't cheap but everyone wore them with their Levi 501's and brown boat shoes. Really cool shirts with the warthog in different colors, rivaled the polo shirt or alligator Lacoste and or the fox.
I'm still down with OP and their corduroy shorts!! I tell you, I lived in Alexandria Virginia and the Springfield mall was where the store was....chess king, merry go round and the gap were store of choice!!

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Rugidy ()
Date: October 10, 2012 08:11AM

Rugby shirts were the shiz.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: October 10, 2012 09:59AM

Chess King Wrote:
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> Chess King was shizni

Yep, I believe we had a britches in South Lakes shopping center. Chess King LMAO. I remember being a youngin, and always wishing I had the money to buy the Michael Jackson jackets.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: October 10, 2012 10:03AM

No No....that wasnt britches in South Lakes my bad.....but my brother used to work at Britches warehouse off Herndon parkway....I used to get free shit. The shirts would be young as hell sometimes....but it would be free..lol.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: What ()
Date: October 10, 2012 04:23PM

Huntington Wrote:
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> Oh how I miss Britches, my best friend and I got
> matching bomber jackets there. That was a great
> store back in the day. LOVED back to school
> shopping there.


Gay. Just gay. Gay as the day is long. Super gay. Too gay to live.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: What ()
Date: October 10, 2012 04:24PM

Yabels Wrote:
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> Britches was okay...
>
> Structure was where it was at.


See above.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: October 10, 2012 04:27PM

BEH Wrote:
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> I remember Britches, but I got too big for them.


*Bum dump bom ching!*

lol...good one.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: NOS-Shirts ()
Date: November 11, 2012 07:31AM

I'm wondering if there's a market for NOS (new old stock) Warthog short sleeve shirts (with original tags still attached)? I uncovered about six brand new (size 2XL) shirts of mine that I had stored a closet at my parents house and wondering if I should sell them or just hang onto to them for another 20+ years =)

Hmmm....

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Date: November 21, 2012 08:39PM

BRITCHES GREAT OUTDOORS WAS AWESOME! I worked there from 85 - 88... still search for their clothing on ebay!

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Tin Soldier ()
Date: December 23, 2012 10:14PM

Great clothes. Wore like iron.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: BGO Girl ()
Date: January 26, 2013 04:21PM

I worked there in HS and college - GREAT place to work-GREAT people teaching you. Kinds of like a dream - the 2 owners had this collection of folks that only hired people that fit in. I attribute much of my success, EVP ad agency, to everything they taught me - and GREAT music!!! Little Feat - RObert Palmer blasting on Saturdays and the daily truck deliveries, drinking beer and straightening the jeans wall - too bad CML bought them and ruined the culture and structure - bummer.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Wgarcia2 ()
Date: February 04, 2013 01:27PM

One of my favorite men's stores. You can never forget the original BGO Duck Shoes.

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Skibus01 ()
Date: March 04, 2013 12:49PM

BGO was great! I always thought their warthog shirts were far better than Izod. They just felt better. I'm wearing a BGO tie right now, which is why I started thinking about the store. I can't believe that it's been so long since the store went down. Besides the warthog shirts, the rugby shirts were great--I had an American flag shirt that lasted for years and have never been able to replace.

For those guys who are still wearing their BGO shirts--I say keep on doing it. As a middle aged guy myself, I feel that a shirt's great if you like it and it fits! Look at it like this: would you have wanted your dad to wear a Michael Jackson jacket?

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Date: May 27, 2013 08:30PM

any ex Tysons employees out there?

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Willie ()
Date: August 02, 2013 10:44PM

I worked at Hechingers in high school... Does that count? I looked up Britches because I miss good clothes, and was wondering if they were still around.........Langley '89

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Andrea Armstrong ()
Date: August 11, 2013 03:13PM

I bought my my children ( girl and boy) high school age all their shirts from

Britches. My husband loved the wart hog shirts. He still has a couple. He has

a birthdate coming up the beginning of Sept. and I'd love the get

Him a new one ! ....Monocan High School '94 and '96

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: SOAR ()
Date: August 11, 2013 05:04PM

Willie Wrote:
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> I worked at Hechingers in high school... Does that
> count? I looked up Britches because I miss good
> clothes, and was wondering if they were still
> around.........Langley '89


Langley 89...knew me a bunch of people from then...mid 80's

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: crazed ()
Date: August 11, 2013 05:33PM

I still have at least 4 shirts from Britches. Good quality clothing. Britches and Pumas haha

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: kindful ()
Date: August 12, 2013 06:34PM

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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: facepalm ()
Date: August 12, 2013 07:13PM


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Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
Posted by: Yo mama ()
Date: September 01, 2013 10:24AM

Britches was awesome. I remember saving up money to get the Columbia Bugaboo jacket from there. That was right after Starter jackets were the shit. Bell Biv Devoe 4 life!!!

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