V. White (1 of 3 wiggers in a row)
So in the same row of photos as our intrepid indexter-signalling Jaemie are three classic wiggers – and appropriately enough, the first dude up is V. White. I think he has the chinkiest eyes I’ve ever drawn in these joints – and squinting at the picture, I just gotta believe he’s high or something. Not judging, just observatin’…
Anyway, he’s got a classic early 90s wigger haircut, that faintly smug/vacant expression on his face – and he’s rocking overalls! Yes, it’s true – in the early 90s overalls were perfectly acceptable b-boy wear. Preferably Dickies or Carhartt, though there were plenty of lesser brands churning out these suckers (Ikeda, Buffalo, fug – remember Manager jeans!?!, etc.). One shoulder or two – it wuz all up to your personal preference. No, I didn’t have a pair – but I honestly did want ‘em. I remember Nas rockin’ a pair of Dickies overalls in a picture with Ghost, Rae and Mobb Deep during the “Eye for an Eye” session in that “photos of wuz happenin’ now” section of The Source backintheday and str8t feelin’ that Jealous One’s Envy.
A lot of my fashion envy wuz Source Magazine-generated then. I recall Sticky Fingaz rockin’ the OG 95 Air Max in one photo spread and immediately knowing I had to have a pair. Them shitz is hella played and stuff now – but they remain an impossibly dope design. Word to Sergio Lozano!