How Bowling Equipment Has Influenced the World of Fashion

Whether you own your own pair of bowling shoes, or you rely on the bowling equipment at the local bowling alley to accommodate all your needs, you probably never thought of bowling shoes as a fashion staple. Even so, the sport that Americans have loved for centuries has also contributed a number of the looks we wear outside of the bowling alley today. Some are trends that have come and gone at other times, while others maintain their popularity from one generation to the next.

  • Bowling Bags – These generous bags bring the added advantage of additional storage space to a cute and versatile bowling alley design that was meant to carry bowling balls. They also come in a variety of sizes to accommodate the needs of all types of non-bowlers. To get true fashion appeal and an authentic design, look to those bags from top designers like Louis Vuitton.
  • Vintage Tenpin Jackets – The customized bowling jackets, like those worn by Pinky Tuscadero in the Happy Days sitcom situated in the 50s and 60s era, were a genuine part of the bowling equipment worn by bowling team members during the day. Today, people are shopping for vintage wear that reflects the popularity of the jackets and flared skirts of the time when tenpin bowling was introduced.
  • The Classic Bowling Shirt – Not only are bowling shirts still a popular style, there are many options for having them customized to look authentic, or to promote a team or cause.
  • The Shoes – More companies are including shoes styled to look like bowling shoes as part of their product line. The shoes must be a fashion success, since some bowling alleys have started to experience high volumes of shoe theft by people who obviously prefer the real thing to the simulated fashion!

To learn more about purchasing new or used authentic bowling equipment, call Murrey Bowling at 310-532-6091.

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