Remember when Will Smith’s ‘Fresh Prince’ wardrobe broke boundaries?

In the pilot episode, Smith takes the formalwear given to him by his Uncle and reframes its messaging: wearing a printed crew neck shirt in place of a white button down, his tie around his neck like a scarf coupled with a thick gold chain, and a blue and lime green fitted cap on his head In subsequent episodes, he could be seen donning the typical uniform of the street kids of the late 80s, clothes popularized by rappers like Run DMC, LL Cool J, and the Fresh Prince himself: colorful, baggy, ill-fitting clothes, tracksuits, sneakers and even crop tops, a style choice the real Smith would cringe over in recent years.

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