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How Dapper Dan went from Harlem to becoming the king of luxury streetwear

In 1982, an American fashion designer and haberdasher from Harlem, New York, Daniel Day – aka Dapper Dan – opened a clothing boutique. He manufactured and tailored clothes suited to African-American cultural trends of that era. He was servicing a community that was significantly underrepresented in fashion, during a time when African-American artists and musicians were gaining celebrity status.  “I’m Dapper Dan of Dapper Dan’s Boutique, East 125th Street in Harlem, and I’m the d