Who popularized it: Wu-Tang
When we were influenced: 1992
Tommy Hilfiger. Polo and Polo Sport. Even the birth of Wu-Wear introduced Wu-Tang's affinity for bright-colored jackets to the world. While there are many things Wu has blessed us with, being a major proponent to the Ralph Lauren "Snow Beach" and Hilfiger jacket movements of the 90s, two brands that hadn't really marketed to the hood at all, was a big part of the bright and boisterous "streetwear" movement that completely took over a normally dark and drab style demeanor in the streets.