Hello out there , as always it’s good to see you , you could be anywhere else in the world but your here with me. With that said , im going to take this time out to welcome you to my latest blog post . New and Fashionably Noteworthy : The Dap is back, by the way incase you didn’t know , I AM JMADDD STYLES . I’ve said it before and ill say it again , There is nothing I like better than a GOOD FASHIONABLE COLLABO and the collabo that im about to speak on has been many years in the making. Im talking about the one and only Dapper Dan finally coming together to create a collection with Gucci.
For those that may not know the back story , in the late 80’s to about the early to mid 90’s , Dapper Dan was pretty much single handedly responsible for introducing premium high end designer goods with his own special twist to the masses.
The problem was he didn’t have permission to do so , but the way he recreated these brands , caused a major fashion buzz everywhere and with regular folk and celebrities alike . But the buzz had a down side and that was these brands putting a cease and desist on Daps creations. Causing him to basically go quiet for a little while.
shutting the doors of his Harlem based boutique. Fast forward to now , his creations are still remembered from then , so much so that when Gucci sent a look down the runway a few yrs ago, it was easily recognized as one of Dapper Dans creations , causing Gucci to have to give credit to Dap , and eventually begin working on bringing the look of his creations back for a new generation. Hence forth The Dap is back ,
With a brand new Harlem boutique and a partnership with Gucci ,to recreate a brand new collection , that would pick up where he left off putting his unique spin on Gucci.
Not only can you get a special made to order now authentic Gucci , look made for you at his new boutique , but there is also currently being introduced a special limited edition Dapper Dan collection.
That im about to show you and style for you , that is authentically reminiscent of his original creations from the past. So much so that it looks like he never skipped a beat.
as you can see from the pic of Rakim in Dapper Dan Gucci in the late 80’s/early 90’s . Below it is the new version of that same sweat suit , as you can see it is very similar to the original created yrs ago. As can also be seen on this early creation done for Bobby Brown
and below it is the new Dapper Dan creation which is created to look almost identical to the original created yrs ago. The difference between then and now is the fact that Gucci is behind the line and the boutique so it’s no longer a good knockoff but the real deal and seeing as how the reason so many of us recognized these brands yrs ago was Dapper Dan , this collaboration has been truly a long time coming. Now let’s take an even further look at this all new collection. I have taken some of my favorites from the line and put my styling touch on them.
In picture one , the look is head to toe Dapper Dan except for the watch , in picture two , the womenswear look shows how Dapper Dan has expanded into jeans but still using the same jacket to show the versatility of the line, the rest is conventional Gucci , showing how you can work in other peices.
Next giving you a womenswear and a menswear look , picture one shows another classic Dapper Dan sweat suit with the new sneakers and the all new signature Dapper Dan for Gucci glasses. In picture two still showing the versatility of the line , switching up the flava with a Gucci skirt , the new Dapper Dan for Gucci jacket ,the all new Dapper Dan sneakers and the signature Dapper Dan for Gucci glasses, and threw in some Moschino boots for an alternative option.
The coolest aspect of this line is the fact that it brings back a streetwear style from an era gone by. But it exposes it to a generation that knows nothing of this classic 90s era fashion , the great thing is the fit is up to date for now , but the style is pure classic , as I said before, it’s almost like Dapper Dan never skipped a beat , as though the doors to his original boutique never closed and he never stopped bringing upscale highend brands being done his way to the masses. To put it simply THE DAP IS BACK. Well there it is , we’ve come to the end of yet another blog post , this has been New and Fashionably Noteworthy : The Dap is back. I AM JMADDD STYLES and that’s it for now , so until the next time IM GONE!!