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Dapper Dan : made in Harlem : a memoir

Call Numbers

  • 921 D2735 TEEN (CEN, EAS, POW)
  • 921 D2735 (CEN, OSH)


First edition.

Publication Information

New York : Random House, [2019]


"With his eponymous store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear in the early 1980s, remixing classic luxury-brand logos into his own flamboyant designs. But before reinventing fashion, he was a hungry boy with holes in his shoes, a teen who daringly gambled drug dealers out of their money, a young man in a prison cell who found nourishment in books, and, finally, a designer who broke barriers to outfit a whos-who of music, sport, and crime world celebrities in looks that went on to define an era. By turns playful, poignant, and inspiring, Dapper Dan's memoir is a high-stakes coming-of-age story spanning more than 70 years and set against the backdrop of an ever-evolving America"--


  • Nobody's poor
  • Like a raisin in the sun
  • Harlem dreams
  • Sportsmen
  • Firing coffee
  • The cursed game
  • Too easy
  • Tree of life
  • Home
  • Mind games
  • The rumble
  • Hubba hubba
  • Aruba
  • Remakes
  • A new hustle
  • Boy wonder
  • Closure
  • Crack
  • Paid in full
  • Beef
  • The vise
  • Game over
  • Flatfoot hustling
  • Highways, not runways
  • Harlem River blues.

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