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Starter jackets are jackets made by the Starter Clothing Line that were a fad in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Starter jackets were typically designed to show allegiance to a particular professional or college sports team, and prominently featured both the team's logo and colors. The most popular versions were in a pullover style. There were widespread robberies of the jackets as they became a larger status symbol that were well covered by the media.
Cheaper Starter brand products included the Starter Cap and the Starter Hoodie, and were also similarly designed for a particular team. These too were a fad in the early 1990s popularized by Hip-Hop artists. An example can be seen in the 1991 'hood' film Boyz n the Hood directed by John Singleton starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube and Laurence Fishburne.
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