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Tokyo-based clothing company, Challenger, sees one connection behind many of the street cultures that influence streetwear and fashion today: the American garage. As the brand explains, “the American garage was where all of our favorite artists originally hung out: from loud motors, to punk-rock music, to graffiti-writing skateboarders, the forefathers of these sub-cultures ‘came up first’ out of this underground garage scene, and created identities that went on to inspire the street-wear brands we see today.” In honor of this connection, HUF has teamed up with Challenger in a collaboration series of tees, snapbacks and hand silk-screened skateboards, to encapsulate both Japanese streetwear fashion and the American garage pastime. This distinct collection pays homage, through the anagram “CUF,” to the inspirational artists who ‘came up first’ out of the American garage scene in order to inspire the street cultures we value today. Look for the items now through Hufworldwide.com.