Maybe I'm off base here but I was watching this video today and thought of this thread.
It's pretty standard rap style I suppose, I know there were some images of wu-tang posted last page, but Diplomats always represented a very specific time (early to mid 00's) and place (NYC, Harlem) for me, and I think they really owned the look in a much more significant and unified way. They pushed it to it's peak to the point that right after these guys fell from grace everyone in rap changed to much more "fashion-y" designers; as if they were saying, "OK, Dipset owned that look and we'll never be as on-point as them, so let's try something different from now on..."
And to me, that's a very strong statement for their power in their aesthetic; a thing that many professional (even successful) designers struggle achieving in their careers, so credit must be given where credit is due.
Again, maybe my head isn't on straight.
PS Make sure you watch the vid to the end. It's a 2-in-1 and the second part features Cam wrapped in a pink bandana bomber that's just beautiful.