UNDRCRWN have been doing the funny tee thing beautifully for a decade now. When you’re doing this kind of thing, there’s a thin line between smart execution and stuff so awful it makes you chew your knuckle off, and this NYC brand seems to get it right with the sport and hip-hop references. Just as fellow New Yorkers No Mas have an affiliated design agency, UNDRCRWN really excel on the graphic execution of gear that’s really just one awesome in-joke. The Coogi-themed jerseys and NWA Lakers designs stay classic and having designers like Dustin Canalin on deck means that they seem to be able to realise an idea well enough to make it more than just a wacky one-wear deal. The Fashion Killa line does the job (shouts to False Idolz for doing the outside-the-concert bootleg aesthetic well too), with that Shawn Brauch Pen & Pixel mentality on deck to make these Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren and Phil Knight shirts the best 1999 bootleg tees you never owned. Those lightning strikes and sunglasses represent these industry leaders as demigods. Ralph’s car game and LIFE magazine flag knit get incorporated on his design, celebrating hip-hop’s love of his work better than attempts to homage Polo Sport bits overtly ever have done. All three are on the brand’s site right now, so it’s probably worth grabbing one (or a few) before the dreaded cease and desist inevitably arrives.