NEW YORK — Which came first for women, the idea of wearing athletic clothing beyond the gym or the fascination with logoed sports apparel? Men have been swilling beer and watching sports on TV for ages, wearing jerseys emblazoned with their favorite team or players’ numbers — it makes them feel like they’re part of the action.

It took the hip-hop movement and street fashion, however, to inspire young women to don logoed jersey dresses, tops and pants. Rappers, often the people setting the trends, have long wanted to be sports stars and sports stars want to be rappers. Both groups are a critical part of today’s cultural zeitgeist.

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