The leather jacket has long been a staple of hip-hop fashion and while there are multiple brands that are specialists in manufacturing them, Pelle Pelle is the undisputed king in urban culture. The brand, which was founded in 1978 by Marc Buchanan, became popular for their array of color-options and immaculate designs, causing the jackets to be a must-have garment in any street-savvy fellas wardrobe.
Pelle Pelle would be firmly established as hip-hop's leather jacket brand of choice and has been worn by stars like 50 Cent, Usher, Ludacris, and many other entertainers, not to mention being name-dropped in an innumerable amount of rap lyrics over the years. Also known for being one of the first companies to embrace the baggy-jeans phenomenon, Pelle Pelle is one of the more recognized and respectable brands in hip-hop history. It’s still considered timeless by fans.