xvii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Nobody's poor --Easter suit --Like a raisin in the sun --Harlem dreams --Sportsmen --Mona Lisa, the bucket of blood --Firing coffee --The cursed game --Sisters --Too easy --Tree of life --Homecoming --Mind games --Love stories --The rumble --Hubba hubba --Aruba --Remakes --A new hustle --Blacklists --Boy wonder --Closure --Crack --Paid in full --The attention -- The fight --The raids --Footsteps --Game over --Flat-foot hustling --Highways, not runways --Bringing people back --Harlem River blues.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.