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The 50 Greatest Streetwear Brands

23. Gypsies and Thieves/Green Apple Tree

23. Gypsies And Thieves / Green Apple Tree
Gypsies and Thieves (GAT) was one of the fundamental pioneers of first-gen streetwear, designed and operated by Luis Antonio. The tees, jeans, and headwear targeted the burgeoning tagger and raver communities in Southern California and abroad, popularizing graffiti characters in tee graphics. GAT had a second coming in the 2000s as Green Apple Tree, a more pertinent interpretation of modern streetwear with unique all-over prints and classic stylings. No other brand in the history of streetwear has been able to hit twice the way GAT did, and that alone says something about Luis' impact on the industry.

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