While it may not have been Ralph Lauren’s intention to make an impact on hip hop and street culture, the brand definitely resonated with heavy hitters in the game. Find out why Polo ended up on the backs of A$AP Ferg, Just Blaze, DJ Clark Kent, and Lo-Life members. And catch the full version here: https://youtu.be/HQYEJGhIWbw
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20 thoughts on “How Polo Influenced Hip Hop | Complex”
Polo was once a classy, relaxing, and American fashion company. It was never meant for ghettos to beat each other up for it in the hood. This is a disrespect to Ralph Lauren and his class
I only wear polo
polo finna make a comeback. watch
Complex fix y’all title. It should be flipped.
YOOO!! IM SCREAMING! DRAKE JUS WORE A POLO JACKET IN A VIDEO, THESE MANS MADE A DOC ON HOW ITS BEEN A HIP HOP THING LMAOO.
Polo is for real classy niggas trying to impress a lady. Wearing hypebeast shits (Supreme, Bape, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Gucci, OFF-WHITE, Fear of God and VLONE) is for 12 year old kids that want to impress a girl but won't get laid (even though I respect those kids nowadays husslin' and grinding get bread).
I always rock my polo shirt with levi jeans and polo boots when go out
Polo didn't influence hip-hop. It was just a choice of colorful clothing that the Lo Lifes in Brownsville and Crown Heights made popular in the culture – and they didn't spend much (or any) money on it. That changed later, especially when regular people started wearing it. Point is, they co-opted the brand to stunt, and it became a part of hip-hop by osmosis. Read: http://www.thefader.com/2016/12/07/lo-life-crew-interview
So many clowns in the comments, LO for LIFE!! #snowbeach #RalphiesKids
What's this!? Complex uploading something interesting?
WHERE RETCH AT. THAT NIGGA BLEED POLO
But the question is do the creator of the Brand want blacks wearing he's shit just like Tommy, and Gucci, and other brands
Shouldn’t the caption be reversed?
Polo is for fuckboys
The fact that people got beat up or killed for their polo clothes is crazy to me
Make no mistake anout it bk niggahz n lo-life made ot popular 2 wear STOLEN polo n collect STOLEN polo at the time. Uptown however , we actually brought the shyt.