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.
- California Fleece Pullover Hoody by American Apparel, $37 at www.americanapparel.net.
- Playboy 5-panel cap by Supreme, $44 at www.supremenewyork.com.