trying to convince my disbelieving wife that “galactic wash” jeans existed as a (misguided) fashion statement in 1986-87, i searched google for “galactic wash” (quoted string). get this: 3 hits. that’s it. i’m shocked.
this was a product made by levi’s. during the jr. high “acid wash” jeans phase, levi’s tried to extend their success, but only succeeded in punishing a couple kids who’s parents shopped for school clothes without them. these were dark denim jeans with little bright white bleach dots (they had to have used dry chlorine to get that effect) scattered throughout.
acid wash jeans quickly became lackluster in the face of the ultracool hypercolor clothes (aka. “that girl with the pink shirt and bright blue armpits”).
anyway, the most clear proof is some (circa 1987) “anarchy text” at http://nightmare.org/.
disappointing. maybe it was just an “idaho thing.”