Dapper Dan did an interview and it really made me think how wealthy our community would be had we been able to think ahead. Hip-hop is a culture that belongs to us and yet we allowed people to exploit that shit instead of being careful about the business of it all.
Dapper dan speaking fucking facts I tell all my freinds who want to build brands just stop slapping logos on shirts and selling it take youR time build your culture and vision you tryna sell and wear your shit every fucking day n make dope shit.
There is no FUBU, Roc-A-Wear, Sean John, or any other hip hop artists w/ their own clothes without Dapper Dan. Your iconic 80s hip hop album covers? Dapper Dan. Farnsworth Bentley or André 3000? Dapper Dan. High end fashion lines clothes and shoes copying urban style? Dapper Dan.
The influence of Dapper Dan is so entrenched in mainstream fashion most people don’t even realize it. Giant polo logos on Ralph Lauren shirts? Dapper Dan. Logos all over clothes? Dapper Dan. Billions of people around the world right now are wearing his influence.
I know folks will disagree, but Dapper Dan is part of the “problem”... big fashion brands/houses use him to “revitalize” their brands w/ in the “urban market”.
Sorta like a club promoter for the big fashion houses
Dapper Dan is a legend in fashion and paved the way for a lot of black designers that we know today. He’s paid his dues and is a real inspiration. No slander will be tolerated. 🙅🏾♂️
People out here saying fuck Dapper Dan but they’ve never fucked with dapper dan before or been in the market for apparel at his price point to begin with.
So they’re outraged about something that has no bearing on their lives.
Make it make sense, Obama https://t.co/RJpy32P7Ko
Dapper Dan will always be a trendsetter. He did it by himself , without the help of anyone. His clothes were bought by drug dealers, Wall Street executives and celebrities. Fake woke people will never tarnish his legacy. They wouldn’t be able to survive in the 80s https://t.co/KVW5wzVvQU
Bruh I didn’t think people understand the lineage of culture Dan is speaking on in this interview lol.
Dapper Dan and drug dealers who bought from him and the same dealers who inspired the FIRST and every rapper since then created the culture and almost everything you see today.
When I saw Dapper Dan trending, I initially thought....
Dapper Dan drops gems on the reason many black owned brands don’t succeed. What y’all think? https://t.co/exBDl0yBtZ
People tweeting “I thought Dapper Dan was trending because ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’” please sit your off beat unseasoned raisined potato salad asses down
In an interview with The Breakfast Club, prolific clothier Dapper Dan was asked why brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton carry more value for many Black Americans than Black-owned lines do.
Fashion icon, Dapper Dan opened Dapper Dan's Boutique in Harlem, New York in 1982 and sold custom clothing that used logos from high-end luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Fendi. Though he is famously associated w NYC, his roots are South Carolina. Watch this: https://t.co/XVhGkBfL6o
You’re underestimating him bro. Anyone that can take something and reinvent it is a genius, plain and simple. @DapperDanHarlem
was THE FIRST to do this. Louis Vuitton Gucci and MCM weren’t even making clothes like that in the 80s. Dapper Dan created that lane.
I literally had conversations w/Harlem Street legends who wore Dapper Dan. This man is so legendary to Uptown & to see him align with capitalistic entities that want to erase the original ppl who supported him—shattered my heart into a million pieces. He sold us out!!!
Dapper Dan dives into the details of his Gucci partnership & what it takes to build reputation:
Can’t wait to get home to watch Dapper Dan’s Breakfast Club interview . I’m sure it will be a debate night in our household tonight .
Dapper dan wasnt saying anything wrong on the breakfast club .. at times he just wasnt articulating himself properly
Dapper Dan said that whenever anything is appropriated from our culture, they mess up somehow. It's true. LOL
This was really going over Charlamagne’s bald milk dud head. What Dapper Dan was iterating is that it’s basically about social proof with these brands which creates the allure that people want to wear Gucci, Balenciaga etc since its popularity in the fashion world. https://t.co/7nOGmoVxGo
Dapper Dan said it takes time to get the respect & integrity for a brand. Where is the lie? Y’all quick to say where is the respect for Black brands, that YOU ain’t even rocking.
A weak friend is more dangerous than a strong enemy
Anybody that cancelled Gucci earlier for the blackface innocent, please watch this interview with Harlem own Dapper Dan
Dapper Dan killing this Breakfast club interview
The Dapper Dan interview on Breakfast Club is great.
That Dapper Dan breakfast klub interview is a must see
Somebody buy me Dapper Dan's book ..
Kanye West been saying the same shit Dapper Dan was saying on the breakfast club and they was looking at him crazy smh bro been ahead of his time @kanyewest
⚡️ “Dapper Dan sparks conversation about Black community's relationship with 'high-fashion' and Black-owned brands”
Fashion and Art don't follow the same logical thread towards mastery and success as other careers. Its subjective. Firsts in those fields are rare, but Dapper Dan took those firsts and ran with them.
Anyway, I'm excited about getting Dapper Dan's book.
I've never watched a Breakfast Club interview ever and if he was able to drop gems like that over Charlamagne's ramblings, I can only imagine the gems he drops in his book.
Interesting point from dapper dan on no one at the clothing brand wearing the clothes.. dam thats something. Alludes to even the people who working to make it don't even have a level.of value appreciation.
It's called mass branding. Google that bullshit. "Dapper Dan sparks conversation about Black community's relationship with 'high-fashion' and Black-owned brands" https://t.co/56azKbjl3V
Man, I just know some people missed Dapper Dan's gems on the importance of symbolism and it's relation to luxury.
These are the things he studied. Because he is truly invested in his art, this industry and his bigger goal.
Dapper Dan interview in the breakfast club is a must watch
there are two schools of thinking he keeps talking about and it's conversations we've had about how you and I wanna reclaim a lot of our culture back from being used to market towards us
Sooo, Did Dapper Dan NOT explain it or what? Isn't Gucci working with him now? It Does take time to build a brand and also financial resources. The High-end Fashion industry is racist anyhow. How to get black ppl to value black designers: Pay rappers to wear it. https://t.co/HfB85OBMv2
Dapper Dan breakfast club interview was 🔥