The first national advertisement - Interview Magazine December 1987 issue

African-American fashion designer Maurice Malone’s first national advertisement the 1987 December issue of Interview magazine, displays street cool leather and knitwear.

From the 1987 ad's text:

Almost 4 years ago. Detroit's 23-year-old designer Maurice Malone started his company, Hardwear by Maurice Malone, with five dollars and an idea to design and make an unusual little hat that was comfortable, well constructed, and uniquely great-looking.

Today, the Hardwear by Maurice Malone, Corp. designs and manufactures only quality, unique-looking, comfortable clothing for men and women, which just goes to show: A lot can change in 3 years, but at Hardwear by Maurice Malone, you can always find quality, constructed, comfortable, unique-looking clothes.

Advertisement from December 1987 issue of Interview magazine showcasing Hardwear by Maurice Malone, featuring 1980s styles like high-waisted knit pants, leather overalls, and coats paired with oversized turtlenecks.

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