Pelle Pelle is an urban fashion brand designed by Marc Buchanan. Pelle Pelle was launched in 1978 and started as a leather outerwear company. The brand was also the first brand to launch the designer baggy pants. Pelle is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
The company was recently asked by some founders of hip-hop, Furious Five and Grandmaster Flash to create a leather jacket for them to wear that was studded when they were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This brand is also seen in Notorious, a 2009 motion picture that chronicles the life of rap artist Biggie Smalls.
Pelle Pelle is an urban fashion brand which originated in the 1970s, when the hip-hop era emerged. A revolution in fashion took the form of comfort in baggy pants and loose clothing for emceesand breakdancers. Designer Marc Buchanan specialized in creating brightly colored, highly embellished leather jackets, and branched out to sportswear and other outerwear.
In 2003, Pelle Pelle was fined $40,000 by the Federal Trade Commission for placing inaccurate labels on several types of men’s pants and jackets. The clothes were labeled as machine washable; however, the garments were damaged when washed.