Man Alive, a hip-hop apparel and lifestyle brand, is no longer available in stores. It closed its online store on July 1, 2014. Its partner site, JimmyJazz.com, sells men's, women's and children's urban streetwear and footwear from many similar brands, including Nike, Jordan, Reebok, Timberland and New Era.Continue Reading
The hip-hop fashion scene has evolved from the roots of inner-city self-expression to a multi-billion-dollar industry. It crosses and blurs the lines between high fashion and streetwear. Athletic clothing and shoes companies became an iconic element in the evolution of hip-hop style. Hip-hop also appropriated some well-known fashion designers, such as Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren, and incorporated them into the overall hip-hop image.
New designers appeared and grew rapidly through the '90s, led by the Wu Tang Clan's Wu Wear brand. As of 2015, many celebrities have started their own successful hip-hop clothing lines, including Diddy's SeanJohn brand and Jay-Z's Rocawear. Celebrity influence also affects the prevalence of names like Coach, Versace and Prada amid other women's hip-hop brands.
The hip-hop style does not have a single look. Men's fashion often incorporates sportswear, baggy jeans, white T-shirts and hats with large logos. Women's fashion incorporates nightclub clothes, African-inspired fabrics, denim, black leather and athletic wear.Learn more about Clothing