The ART AS WRENCH T-Shirt Catalogs Every One of JAY Z's Fashion References

A product of hip-hop’s early generation in which gaudy gold chains and Bally suits adorned New

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A product of hip-hop’s early generation in which gaudy gold chains and Bally suits adorned New Yorkers from the Bronx to Queens, JAY Z has never been shy in flaunting his affluence and affinity for luxury apparel. With over 20 years under his designer belt, a study of the Brooklyn native’s lyrics will surely provide a narrative to the various trends that have graced, and disgraced, hip-hop culture for the last two decades.

Having taken on this daunting, three-month task herself, fashion journalist and staff writer for Vogue Katherine Bernard cataloged every one of Carter’s brand-specific name drops from each of his 15 albums and listed them, in chronological order, on a plain white T-shirt. Starting with Movado and ending with Hublot, this biographical top can be supported and purchased through Bernard’s ART AS WRENCH Kickstarter campaign. If funded, she hopes to continue the project with a Kanye West iteration.

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