Clothes of the Seventies, Huckapoos

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Description: The huckapoo shirts were fitted polyester shirts that often (usually) had a very busy pattern on them. One of mine had curvy blue and white vertical stripes with multicolor arrows on the stripes. At school dances, it was a big deal to "wear your huckapoo".
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H. Stowe - March 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Hah! We called these "Donny Osmond" shirts because he wore a lot of these. And so did we all!
Marion - January 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I was a clothing buyer for Hess's Department Store, a chain based in Allentown PA. Bought Jr. clothes. Huckapoo had a showroom in New York City on Broadway. The sales reps name was Paula R., and what I remember were that the shirts were one of the first imports on the market. The first of many...the shirts were cheaply made, high profit and had very cute patterns. They came in assortments.
kurt - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
my god i do remember these , i must of had a dozen . i have not heard that name in 25 or so years , then i saw my 3rd grade class picture and bam, there i was wearing one
Peter - May 09, 2009 - Report this comment
30 years ago today I was on the front page of my local paper and my sister reminded of that fact today... wearing a very loud brown and orange diamond pattern huckapoo. I also remember that they did not breathe.
Mike D. - September 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I was computer service bureau salesman and Huk A Poo was a client. I became close to the owner and got my wildly designed shirts with the long collars for free. I was the envy of all my friends.
Donna - January 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I designed the original Huk-a-Poo shirts back in the day. I still have my silver Huk-a-Poo shirt. Those were very creative times for music, art, and fashion.
Mary Jane - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I would love to find huckapoo shirts especially the tee shirts that had the babys blocks design and the baby ducks and bunnies they were cotton w/ a collar short sleves and some were round necks. any one has any please e mail me @ bluskies3187@aol.ocm thanks Have a Great Day!
brandi daily - November 22, 2010 - Report this comment
please help me find where i can purchase hukapoo shirts. my aunt died 4 months ago and my uncle is so sad.all he asks for are these shirts, please help me bring a smile to his face again. thank you to anyone whom can help me. brandi-
Kathe - January 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I had 2 hukapoo wrap dresses that I loved. The fabic felt like silk, they laundered well and they fit like a dream.
Be - January 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a tan safari dress with buttons down the front to the hem. It was very Ava Gardnerish! Loved that hukapoo!
violet - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone know the idea behind the name ? Sounds kind of Aussie to me : )
Robin S - May 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I just found a picture of myself in a green and rust huckapoo shirt. I have a jacket over it but I think it has a psuedo egyptian theme, though I may be getting it mixed up with the pattern on my Wayne Rogers shirt! I do remember that I LOVED that shirt!
huckapoo - May 25, 2011 - Report this comment
those sound beast jk
melissa - March 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I wasn't around in the 70's, but I did have a pink jogging suit that my parents bought me when I was about 8 or 9 years old, and the brand said "Huckapoo" on it. It was a small tag sewn onto one of the sleeves, below the shoulder. The jogging suit was pink, and I loved it. And I also have an old sweater that i found at Good Will that has that same brand on it too.
Arnelle J. Meyer - October 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I will always remember my Huckapoo shirts. My favorite had little bi-planes in it's design. Iliked wearing it because I was a stewardess. I wore that shirt on Nov.12,1975, the day I survived a crash at JFK aboard a jumbo jet. I always felt it was my Lucky shirt!
Gloriana - March 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Still have a hugapoo shirt from the '70's in my's of a sun & water.
Sam Winkelstein - August 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Love to find the Hula Girl Huckapoo Shirt
Kaylance - April 29, 2014 - Report this comment
My grandmother recently passed, and she had a closet full of clothes that hasn't been touched in at least 25-30 years! I've been wearing a pale blue button up with a pointed collar of hers quite frequently! I absolutely love it! It's a Huck a poo! I don't have much knowledge of the brand but love the style! I'll keep it forever! Xoxo -little deadhead
L. Shannon - July 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Wow, what memories. Wannamakers in downtown Philly, late 70's, sold knock-off Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dresses and men's huckapoo shirts made out of the same printed fabrics. You couldn't tell my ex and me anything when we went out together in those.
Jeff D - September 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I lived in the Buffalo NY area in the mid 1970's.. the Buffalo style at the time ( if you were between 14 and 40) was flare leg Levi's... Bastad clogs and Huckapoo shirts.. it was like a uniform, everyone men and women wore this uniform.. my fave Huckapoo was mostly dark blue with wavy stripes of white pyramids and chains of red cars.. My older brother had the same shirt so I got his as a hand me down as I outgrew mine, every picture of me from 1975 to 1977 I'm in the same shirt.. they were purchased at Hess's in Clarence NY.. I was one sharp lookin 17 year old..!
Jerri - April 19, 2016 - Report this comment
I was the vice-president at Huk-A-Poo. Over time, the business grew from $4M/year to $100M. What a time!!! There is no 'c' in the name.
Liza - July 26, 2016 - Report this comment
I grew up in the 7's and wearing a Huk a poo shirt was a status symbol. It was what you wore when you were wearing something special, gong to a basketball game, trying to impress someone, etc. Yes, they didn't breather but we suffered for fashion!
Beth - January 06, 2017 - Report this comment
Aaaaahhh....the memories! I remember wearing one of my cherished Huk a poos to my 7th grade dance...with my bell bottoms of course. The shirt was skin tight but then again, I was rail thin so it fit perfectly!
TERI - March 05, 2017 - Report this comment
Alex - September 23, 2017 - Report this comment
I just bought a huk a poo 100% silk black button up long sleeve from a thrift store and I love it it's a little faded but nice, reminds me of something Robert Smith of the cure used to wear in the 80s or something lol. How much would something like this be worth or was back in the day I just paid 2 bucks for it. What a Steal!
Sammy - October 20, 2017 - Report this comment
I wondered who the owners were?
Jeri - April 20, 2018 - Report this comment
Dave Binder
Claire Levine - June 14, 2018 - Report this comment
She worked for Huk-A-Poo and Pranx and 1407 Broadway, New York

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