10. X-LARGE Logo

Inspired By: The Ben Davis logo

While many assume the X-Large brand is owned by the Beastie Boys, that's a fallacy—Mike D is/was involved at a creative level, but it's far more than an act of creative band merchandise. That would sell X-Large short and undermine Adam Silverman and Eli Bonerz's involvement. The store opened its doors in late 1991 and their use of the gorilla in their logo was presumably a nod to the Ben Davis gorilla—a workwear staple on the west coast at the time, and with X-Large's forays into basics and rugged pieces, a spiritual forefather. Now workwear and monkeys are ten-a-blogsearch, but X-Large broke ground alongside their fellow west coast brands.