Founded: 2003
From: Hong Kong

CLOT were the cool guys of Hong Kong streetwear. The brand not only served as America's introduction to Edison Chen, but proved that, if done right, Nike Air Max 1s could have clear toeboxes.

Chen's celebrity status afforded his brand to collaborate with Nike, visvim, A Bathing Ape, and Levi's. They also scored a serious co-sign from Lupe Fiasco, one of the most influential rappers in 2000s streetwear. Chen, who is a musician himself, opened for Kanye West on the "Touch the Sky" tour, and created four pairs of Nike Air Max 1 iDs with 'Ye that were lasered with "CLOT" on the side.