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Hypercolor Clothing

Hypercolor image (Used without permission)

For those of you who didn’t have some article of Hypercolor clothing, let me refresh your memory. Imagine a shirt that knew when you were sweating, nervous, or had just been groped or physically assaulted by someone nearby. Well, that notion came to reality when Hypercolor clothing was invented.

The concept didn’t stay around forever as the fad died within a year or so, but in its day this trend was quite popular for the same kids who like snap bracelets and gummy shoes. (Though these shirts weren’t nearly as fun or interesting.)  Much like mood rings to the generations before, Hypercolor shirts were a fun ice breaker and “one trick pony” but never really had much permanence.  This wasn’t due to the product just being rather trivial, the chemical that caused the change to happen was easily damaged if washed improperly.

Though you may be able to find some Hypercolor clothing to this day, I can only imagine the insanity in a school setting when the administration would see kids groping each other trying to imprint their hand on their friend’s shirt. Instant school board hate list for this fad I am afraid.