From 1982 until it closed in 1992, Dapper Dan's Boutique on 125th street in Harlem churned out clothes that have come to define an era. The boutique doubled as its own factory, and workers toiled around the clock to re-appropriate and remix the luxury designs of European houses that had flagship stores about 50 blocks south.
Dapper Dan used several techniques to hustle his way to the top, eventually becoming the king of hip-hop fashion. Dudes (and ladies) traveled far and wide to place personal orders, either getting custom pieces that were unique or asking for versions they had seen on their favorite rappers, athletes, drug dealers, etc. While Dapper Dan's blog is an excellent place to get nostalgic and excited, we scoured the Internet to find a collection of images that comprise Dapper Dan's Greatest Creations.