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Streetwear Vs Sportswear

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Since a lot of streetwear pieces are inspired by sportswear pieces but taken out of the original context how do you distinguish between the two? Let's say I wear an adidas track jacket is it sportswear? How about a reedition of an old classic clearly made for collectors or retro fans?
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When a lot of the guys on this forum talk about sportswear, they are talking about casualwear. Just different terms. Polos, cotton pants, casual sweaters, button-down casual shirts, etc. could all be called sportswear. Don't ask me why.
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Streetwear - what people who feel most comfortable south of Canal (or the 14th) and north of the 80's wear on the streets. Sportswear - what you wear if you are shopping on Madison Ave or live in an apartment on Park South. Liable to betrau you as a easy mark. If you own a summer house in the Hamptons, you are probably wearing sportswear.
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Streetwear - what people who feel most comfortable south of Canal (or the 14th) and north of the 80's wear on the streets. Sportswear - what you wear if you are shopping on Madison Ave or live in an apartment on Park South.  Liable to betrau you as a easy mark.  If you own a summer house in the Hamptons, you are probably wearing sportswear.
LA Guy, Are you orginally from the city? Ya sure have ur street creds....
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Nope. Grew up in small town Ontario, Canada. Then lived in LA (thus the moniker). But love NYC, visit a lot and have plenty of friends there. Plus, was nearly mistaken for a mugger once (longish story, but I feel sorry for the poor dude - about 50 years old, looked like he was from Iowa, and about to sh*t his pants), so I have had my share of experiences there.
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Nope. Grew up in small town Ontario, Canada. Then lived in LA (thus the moniker). But love NYC, visit a lot and have plenty of friends there. Plus, was nearly mistaken for a mugger once (longish story, but I feel sorry for the poor dude - about 50 years old, looked like he was from Iowa, and about to sh*t his pants), so I have had my share of experiences there.
If only he knew how much those Puma My's retail for, he wouldn't be shittin a thing.
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If only he knew how much those Puma My's retail for, he wouldn't be shittin a thing.
Fair enough. He'd have taken a backhoe to my frivolous ass. I think that I was wearing reasonable baggy jeans, Airforce Ones, and a black hoodie over an army jacket at the time though. Chinese gangsta?
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If only he knew how much those Puma My's retail for, he wouldn't be shittin a thing.
Fair enough. He'd have taken a backhoe to my frivolous ass. I think that I was wearing reasonable baggy jeans, Airforce Ones, and a black hoodie over an army jacket at the time though. Chinese gangsta?
Chinese gangsta with a complex, maybe. Kidding. I feel like I frighten people sometimes when I dress more "street" (no Habenero[sic] shirts, though). I feel especially bad when I'm going to the gym or something and there just happens to be a girl walking from the same parking lot to the gym. j posted something from craigs list awhile ago that illustrated a story on that topic.
post #9 of 15
Streetwear is anything that you would feel comfortable wearing to a brawl.
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Streetwear is anything that you would feel comfortable wearing to a brawl.
An ascot and a sword cane then?
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An ascot and a sword cane then?
And monogrammed Louis Vuitton brass knuckles.
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(LA Guy @ April 20 2005,08:27) An ascot and a sword cane then?
And monogrammed Louis Vuitton brass knuckles.
That,that would be funny. Every punch you land you'd be branding some guy "LV LV LV LV"
post #13 of 15
streetwear is something that smells like asphalt in the sun
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streetwear is something that smells like asphalt in the sun
Huh? Have you been off your meds again? Either that, or I really, really want some of what you've been smoking recently.
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streetwear is something that smells like asphalt in the sun
Huh?  Have you been off your meds again?  Either that, or I really, really want some of what you've been smoking recently.
You don't want to smoke caulk fumes.
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