Just as the newly established Wu-Tang Clan, a culmination of talents from Staten Island and Brooklyn that included RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, rolled out their debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), on November 9, 1993. A group of young Californian skaters took matters into their own hands at around the same time and established the Eightball performance-centric apparel label, the precursor of today’s DC Shoes.
In commemorating the album’s 20th anniversary and its influences on street culture, especially that of New York and streets of Los Angeles, DC Shoes decided to pair with the remaining members of Wu-Tang Clan in creating a celebratory collection. Inspired by the original album art, the limited edition pack includes a New Era cap with Performance CycleDry fabric, a heavy wool-blend pea coat lined with satin lining and brass buttons, and a premium full-grain DC Rangers SE leather boots. All is Wu-Tang’s signature color of black and gold accents. The collection also includes a vinyl record and a short film Streets & Boards & Bees & Swords, a documentary that highlights the similarities between the albums and skateboard culture.
In very limited quantities, each sold separately now through select DC Shoes flagship stores and and its online shop.