If it don’t make dollars it don’t make sense… The Leather rushes quickly became a norm during the winter and holiday seasons for Lo-Lifes and other boosters alike. It’s nice to look good but looking good doesn’t pay the bills. Dudes were starting to get older and a lot more responsibility to help maintain the household fell on their shoulders. The leather rushes were a quick way for boosters to make a couple grand in a couple minutes of time. Most of the time was spent getting to the spot. The Shearling coats became a new hot commodity with the hustlers and especially their girlfriends during the late 80s and early 90s. These rushes were lucrative but not for the faint of heart. Your body had to be built like that to get in and out of a store on a rush.
It’s like having 25 linebackers with handfuls of footballs trying to all run through one narrow space at the same time in less than 5 seconds! The adrenaline and amounts of perpetual force in one rush was to a magnitude that’s somewhat indescribable. To have a serene setting and then through a bunch of bulls into a glass shop is enough to send any person into a frozen shock of sorts. Just like deers looking into headlights. They never see it coming until it’s too late. Original Lo-Life fresh after a Shearling rush with coats on they just caught. (Top) Mark aka Marco-Polo (RIP) rocking a Polo by Ralph Lauren “Ski Man” Shirt and Guess Jumper and Joey-Lo (Bottom) PHOTO CIRCA.1990 MGV, Brownsville Brooklyn NYC.