A History of Style Trends Started By Rappers

Tall Tees

Who started it: Dem Franchize Boyz
Circa: 2005 

In the spring of 2004, the stylish Atlanta rappers dropped a summer anthem that pre-dated the rise of the tall tee a year later. From its implications as a uniform for drug dealers to avoid getting caught, to people who simply dismissed the tall tee as another passing fashion trend, it's crazy to think that less than 10 years ago the same guys who wear small and medium shirts now used to rock 6XL tees that almost touched the ground.

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