Forensic Fashion
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>>East Coast hip hop
Subject: hip hop
Culture: urban black American
Setting: East Coast America 1990s and after

Context (Event Photos, Primary Sources, Secondary Sources, Field Notes)


* Piazza 2017 p41
"The East Coast version of the same genre [West Coast gangsta hip hop style] witnessed a development of styles with Mafia overtones, which was greatly influenced by the 1983 movie Scarface.  Clothing included pinstripe double-breasted suits, two-tone or crocodile shoes, and a walking stick with a carved silver knob.  The style was inspired by the gangsters of the Prohibition era, and the vintage chic version is what hip hop mogul Sean Combs has dubbed 'ghetto fabulous' fashion."

* Natapoff 2009 p