Who started it: Boot Camp Clik
Circa: Mid-'90s 

While Boot Camp Clik's sonic aspirations fell apart before they achieved any huge success together, there's still something to be said about their surplus-inspired style. The whole crew made a case for rocking camo with Timberlands—and not just the wheats either, they were strong proponents of stomping around in the less-appreciated-yet-still-classic "Beef and Broccoli" boots. While the fits have changed, the mid-90s hip-hop crew is still remembered for their militant style.