During the 1980s, sport bands like Adidas and Le Coq Sportif attached themselves to the hip-hop scene. Popular items included tracksuits and sneakers with oversized shoelaces.
Heavy jewelry, large sunglasses and bucket hats. Fashion is an important element in old school hip-hop.
Baseball caps and bright pieces of clothes became popular in the early 1990s. Fashion designers were influenced by hip-hop fashion but designers soon moved on to other influences.
During the later part of the 1990s, the style of wearing one’s trousers low and allowing them to sag was common and originated in prison and poor communities.
Clothes inspired by gangs were later replaced by suits and silk shirts.