With the opening of the new Dust Factory Membership Site, it has got us thinking about the exclusive Members Only brand from the 1980’s. Since the 80s, Members Only jackets have been some of the both loved and hated icons throughout the years. While some people opt to wear vintage Members Only jackets for their nostalgic value, others have been quick to ridicule the brand and the people who wear it. Just watch the movie Shallow Hal and see Gwyneth Paltrow ask Jason Alexander if he’s the last member of the club when she sees him wearing a Members Only Jacket.
“When you put it on, something happens.” is the tagline that was so great that it got co-opted in the early 1990s and used by various condom makers.
The ubiquitous jackets were first introduced in 1981. They were available in a wide array of color choices. Given it was the 80s, after all, color was to be embraced and enjoyed. Read more