I was thrilled to see a video chronicling Dapper Dan’s style and fashion history. It really took me back to the days when I wanted an MCM hat and purse, albeit I was around 10 years old, I knew what I wanted, the craving for luxury items and eye-catching pieces started early and Dapper Dan was partially behind it.
I can remember the days when I would sneak and watch my brother watching rap videos of Salt n Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, LL Cool J, Roxanne Shante (to name a few) rapping and dancing; those videos and magazines (Word Up!) molded my style. Memories of being disappointed because my mom scoffed at getting me the MCM bag (the tan & black one to be exact) and my brother drawing the logo (he was a great artist) on a paper bag and giving it to me flooded my head while viewing Dapper Dan reliving the moments when rappers, athletes and hustlers came to him for designs.
Check it out below.
What molded your style? Perhaps you have some childhood memories about your style that you’d like to share. Spill it.