Stussy continues its always well-received Guest Artist Series with a throwback to fresher times. In an era that preceded hip hop brands like FUBU, Triple 5 Soul and Phat Farm, there was a spot called Shirt Kings in Jamaica Queens’ Colosseum Mall, run by proprietors Edwin ‘PHADE” Sacasa, Rafael “KASHEME” Avery and Clyde “NIKE” Harewood. PHADE had been putting in work on the trains in the ’70s, but it wasn’t until he put that work on cotton in ’84 that he realized the lucrative appeal of graffiti-inspired clothing and the store opened for business. That appeal lives on as Stussy and PHADE get together in the streetwear giant’s latest collaborative effort – four t-shirts that feature the artwork of PHADE, staying true to the street aesthetic that he’s always championed.

Check out the incredible archival Shirt Kings photo series presented by Stussy above, and head over here to shop the collaboration.

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