In this week’s issue, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Dapper Dan, a designer who co-opted luxury-brand logos out of his Harlem boutique, creating one-of-a-kind outfits for hip-hop artists, rappers, and gangsters in the '80s (sub req): http://nyr.kr/15P9K20 Click through for a slide show of photographs of some of Dapper Dan’s custom outfits, like those in the photo above, worn by drug dealer Alberto (Alpo) Martinez in 1988: http://nyr.kr/ZHROm8

Dapper Dan’s Designs

In this week’s issue, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Dapper Dan, a designer who co-opted luxury-brand logos out of his Harlem boutique, creating one-of-a-kind outfits for hip-hop artists, rappers, and gangsters in the '80s (sub req): http://nyr.kr/15P9K20 Click through for a slide show of photographs of some of Dapper Dan’s custom outfits, like those in the photo above, worn by drug dealer Alberto (Alpo) Martinez in 1988: http://nyr.kr/ZHROm8

Editorial: NYC Drug Kingpin Alberto 'Alpo' Martinez Released From Prison

Editorial: NYC Drug Kingpin Alberto 'Alpo' Martinez Released From Prison

Everybody knows about the gangster Alpo in Harlem and DC, but what about the Spanish Harlem Alpo. Crack, Rap and Murder chronicles Alpo's early life.

‘Paid In Full’ Drug Kingpin And Informant Alberto “Alpo” Martinez Returns To The Streets

‘Paid In Full’ Drug Kingpin And Informant Alberto “Alpo” Martinez Returns To The Streets

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