There is no mistaking that the culture of hip hop is bigger than ever. It has spread from the inner cities of the United States into a worldwide phenomenon. The demand for all things hip hop is huge. So, it stands to reason that this sense of clothing would be huge as well.
Fashion is extremely important in the trendy fashion world. Just as much so, in fact for men as for women. It is important to know what is out there in order to be able to find the best style choice. There are many designers of men's hip hop clothing. To list them all would require an e-book, so here are a few:
Phat Farm-has probably been around the longest of all hip hop clothing brands. It was started by Russell Simmons, former president of Def Jam music. Phat Farm took off when people started seeing their favorite artists donning it for music videos and has been widely popular ever since. Phat Farm has a complete line of men's and boys' clothing available.
Rocawear- is owned and operated by hip hop mogul, Jay-Z. Jay-Z founded Rocawear with his former partner Damon Dash in 1999. Rocawear also has a complete line of men's and boys' clothing, as well as one for women and girls.
Sean John- everyone knows who Diddy is; regardless of what name he is going by. His real name, Sean John Combs, is reflected in his clothing line, which is exclusively for men. Sean John provides an extensive fashion line, covering dress and casual styles from the top down in regular, big and tall, and boys sizes.
Shady Ltd.- is a relatively new brand, developed by Eminem, and partnered by Rocawear. Shady Ltd. Specializes in casual clothes like hoodies, jeans and polo shirts. The brand prides itself on appealing to everyone, while retaining its urban feel.
G-Unit- is a brand that is also for more casual looks. It is operated by 50 cent and partnered by Marc Ecko, of Ecko Unltd fame.
Ecko- is actually just one of the lines that Marc Ecko produces, and is one of the original brands of hip hop. There is also Marc Ecko, which is more skater, less hip hop, and Ecko Red, which is the accompanying women's line.
Akademiks- like G-Unit, and Shady Ltd. Is also a relatively new brand of streetwear, but is making a huge impact on hip fashion. Their styles are edgy and fun. We have only scatched the surface of men's hip hop clothing designers. Rest assured, there is something for everyone's style in the hip world. With so many choices, one simply needs to know where to start, and the rest is easy.