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Local streetwear designers catch the Buzz

Posted on 11 Mar 2013 by Kia O. Moore

Bring Back the Buzz is not the only CLT group longing for the Charlotte Hornets name to make its way back to the Queen City. Long before the grassroots organization dedicated to bringing back the Charlotte Hornets name formed, sneakerheads and streetwear designers were paying homage to the CLT basketball franchise that reigned supreme in the hearts of many Charlotteteans from 19882002 .

Do a Google search for charlotte hornets clothing, click “Shopping,” and you’ll see the memorabilia retail market for the Charlotte Hornets brand is definitely booming.

Two Charlotte-based streetwear clothing designers have come together to bring CLT shoppers a limited edition and very exclusive Charlotte Hornets inspired graphic tee. Check out this Billionaires Apparel x Beast design:

It’s still available for purchase as of this writing, but quantities are limited. You can get it here.

Billionaires is an apparel company centered around creating high quality graphic tees for the underground electronic dance music (EDM) scene. Beast Syndicate is an independent design studio that has been producing exclusive premium tees, sweatshirts, workwear and accessories under the Beast Streetwear brand name since 2008. When EDM culture and street culture come together great things happen like this top quality Hornets-inspired graphic tee design collaboration.

The blending of electronic dance music, street culture, and the Charlotte Hornets can even be seen in the mainstream marketplace. Check out the music video by Calvin Harris & Ne-Yo for Let’s Go and look at Ne-Yo’s hat toward the end of the video around 3:08.

If you’ve been witness to any Charlotte Hornets sightings, give the Bring Back the Buzz crew a shout. Find them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


  1. Vanna Huot I'm Gay (@Vanna_Huot) 14 Mar 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Ooo, wee.. those look hot. I would rock them this summer. Any size in small?