As most of you will know it's Black Awareness Month, and so in honour of this, we thought we would take a brief look at the style of the esteemed late rapper, Tupac Shakur.
The cultural legacy of Tupac is undeniable. Since the early days of West Coast hip-hop, the celebrated singer has been a recognised pioneer of the socially conscious cool. The current generation of ’90s-obsessed creatives certainly owe a debt to Pac, who, throughout his short- lived but impressive career, not only gave us an unforgettable music catalogue, but, as we here at Goldsmith Vintage never tire of admiring, a sense of style that is still imitated today. The '90s saw the rise of models, musicians and movie-stars becoming the faces of high-end brands; Shakur created an image that can be seen on the catwalks as well as on the streets, spanning from bandanas and workman boots to Versace suits on the red carpet. Here are some of our faves;
The King of Cool, Tupac, embraced the preppy vibe and wore a selection of varsity jackets. Team with denim jeans and basketball jersey tops to pull this off.
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Get sporty with this authentic NFL quilted varsity jacket. Made from mixed materials in black with red/white striped collar, cuffs and waist. Has two slide-in hand pockets, a button up front and the text 'Falcons' emblazoned across the front in red with white outline.
Embrace the '90s look with this classic blue varsity jacket! Comes in gorgeous shiny blue with long puffy sleeves. Has striped details on collar hem and sleeve cuffs. Jacket fits oversized. Has soft quilted inner lining. "Tina" is embroidered onto the front left chest and "TMP" rests on the back of the jacket in white embroidery. Jacket comes with blue snap buttons down the front.
Tupac was often seen with a checked shirt hanging out over his jeans and workman boots combo. Here are a few of our favourites here at GV.
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Get your hands on this stylish '90s classic checked shirt from Ralph Lauren. Comes in purple with green/yellow checks and has a gorgeous soft feel. Featuring two button down front pockets, buttoned cuffs with additional buttons on sleeve.
Get the '90s look with this cool shirt from Kingsport. Made from 100% cotton in a comfortable casual fit, it comes in an all-over checked pattern in blue, navy and red. Features a collar, a button up front, buttoned cuffs and a left breast pocket.
Tupac's choice of footwear when not in his Timberland work boots was of course the classic trainer! He was often seen sporting a pair of Nike Cortex or Fila. Team up with dungarees or a Karl Kani tracksuit and you've nailed the Tupac look!
Try these on for size! Stylish vintage Nike trainers that come in a striking blend of grey, silver and white with signature tick in purple. Grey laces with Nike logo present on the grey tongue.
These classic vintage low dunk Nike trainers are bright, colourful and fun! Originally released in the mid 2000s, they have a strong nod to the 90's and are perfect to wear to brighten up a rainy day.
REEBOK LEOPARD PRINT SKATE STYLE TRAINER
NEW BALANCE CLASSIC 574 GREEN TRAINERS
AUTHENTIC NIKE AIR MORE UPTEMPO BROWN SNEAKERS
BLACK NIKE AIR MAX '97 BLACK WITH GOLD TICK TRAINERS
BLEU AND ORANGE '90S CHECK SHIRT
BLUE BLACK PLAID CHECKED WOOL OVERSIZED FIT SHIRT
RED/WHITE CHECKED REGULAR FIT LONG SLEEVED SHIRT
BLUE/PURPLE '90S CHECKED LONG SLEEVE BUTTON DOWN SHIRT
NAVY OVERSIZED FIT LONG SLEEVED YELLOW TRIM VARSITY JACKET