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How to Dress Like The Beastie Boys

beasties_01_060711.jpgRoxana Altamirano, the genius behind Nerd Boyfriend, the blog that offers step-by-step instructions for recreating the ensembles of style icons, offers Details readers tips on how to dress like everyone from Frank Sinatra to Grandmaster Flash.

The Beastie Boys may not be recognized as fashion pioneers like Run-DMC, but they clearly made a unique imprint in the eighties with their signature style. Respectful of cultural influences, the ironic rebels blended classics like gold chains and Adidas trainers with tapered jeans, leather jackets, button-downs, and even polos. Perhaps more significantly, the Beastie Boys are credited with reviving hip-hop style in the nineties. "The Beastie Boys popularized knit caps, nylon coach jackets, and baggy chinos, and they pretty much single-handedly brought back old-school Pumas and Adidas," Daisy von Furth (the girl behind X-Girl) told New York magazine back in 1994. The revival continues to hold strong — just another side effect of the Beasties' phenomenal influence on popular culture.


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