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Dapper Dan Speaks On Parallels Between His Life And Nipsey Hussle’s (Video)

Wow. If anyone can speak on being in the fashion game AND in these streets… it’s this man… THE man. Some stuff he says might make you feel a way, but Dapper Dan has earned the right, and time, to say it.

Dapper Dan On Gucci’s Diversity & Inclusion Plan And Why Black People Don’t Support Black Brands
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

And right after going into Malcolm X, MLK Jr., and so much more. Way more than ‘fashion.’ Wow!

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Comedy/Fashion: Dapper Dan Gives Conan Some Harlem Swag (Video)

Well, the title says it all. Trying to give this dude’s threads some style. But you all know that Conan is weapons-grade silly… so Dapper Dan’s makeover mission will NOT be simple. Great clip. Hahaaaa!


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Dapper Dan’s Fashion Gems (Video)

Wise words from a sage. Speaking through a lens of fashion and style, but you can apply the wisdom in this clip to life as a whole. No right or wrong… Watch and be enriched by the ultimate tastemaker Dapper Dan.


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Harlem World: Dapper Dan (Video)

Opening a clothing store bearing his hood name on 125th Street in Harlem (New York), Dapper Dan found a way to become a Harlem legend while avoiding the street life’s perils in the 1980s. By designing streetwear in the early 1980s on par with luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and MCM, Dapper Dan began to secure his legendary status. A product of his environment, Dan’s first customers were people from his hood – Harlem’s hustlers and gangsters. Then, Dapper Dan’s grew – eventually outfitting rappers and other celebs of the time, who wanted to rock what the gangsters were wearing. With success came fame… and problems (particularly in the form of lawsuits from high-end competitors like MCM).

It has been a hell of a ride so far! Now, Dapper Dan, with childhood friend Pee Wee Kirkland, shares his Harlem World history in the video above.
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