29. SSUR Style Wars
Inspired By: Star Wars (1977)
Russ Karablin's name crops up a few times from now, because he's a vital mind behind streetwear's finest referential moments and a master creative director. Of course, now any reference to Star Wars on apparel is an embarrassment, but pre-prequel, it still had a certain cache, tying in with a certain breed of backpack rap fan and Mo' Wax disciple. This shirt references Henry Chalfont's legendary 'Style Wars' too—an essential cultural documentation. This is classic, but newer Star Wars bites? As Skeme's mum put it, "What you have here is a whole miserable sub-culture." Word.