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Remember Street Stylez?

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
In some post a couple of months back, a site called Street Stylez was linked to and some fun was had deconstructing the ridiculous of the fashions featured there. Well, much like their assault on Int. Male, the fine folks over at Something Awful have latched on to Street Styles and taken a critical look at the fashions there. Sample: Dr. Thorpe: "Hey ma? Drag ya wack ass home and tie my motherfuckin' shoes, you left a nigga standin' here like a buster with his kicks all unlaced and you know I can't bend down to tie the motherfuckers cause my shorts is down so low my ass would be all hangin out and shit."
post #2 of 29
Ask yourself: does my t shirt go down to my knees? Am I really wearing a dress?
post #3 of 29
Mom said he will grow into it.
post #4 of 29
I've always been told that the bagginess of the clothing was due to the suppression of blacks in the workplace, leading familys to give their kids hand-me-downs. It seems somewhat offensive to do the same these days. Although tough luck trying to find a kind with jeans up to his knees that knows this.
post #5 of 29
Dude. Check out his sweet porcelain doll and stuffed Snoopy.
post #6 of 29
Condescending racist comments aside, the baggy clothing look is just fashion at this point.
post #7 of 29
word yo!
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by ken
Dude. Check out his sweet porcelain doll and stuffed Snoopy.
Snoopy is sooooo gangsta!
post #9 of 29
I thought they were baggy for shoplifting and hiding guns?
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by Max
...the baggy clothing look is just fashion at this point.

Not in the places I hang out.

M8
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by Rani
I've always been told that the bagginess of the clothing was due to the suppression of blacks in the workplace, leading familys to give their kids hand-me-downs. It seems somewhat offensive to do the same these days. Although tough luck trying to find a kind with jeans up to his knees that knows this.
That didn't look like a black kid in the photo, yo.

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Originally Posted by Metal Circus
I thought they were baggy for shoplifting and hiding guns?
That's right. Show us how subtly racist you can be. Don't just insult his oversized outfit, give it a criminal edge.
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by StevenRocks
That didn't look like a black kid in the photo, yo.
Why does that matter? The style has its roots in the ghetto, primarily with poor blacks and latinos (some Asians, but that's a bit separate and more complex). The theory about it coming from oversized family hand-me-downs hasn't, far as I know, ever been heavily substantiated, but there's a lot of evidence for it and it does make sense.
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Originally Posted by StevenRocks
That's right. Show us how subtly racist you can be. Don't just insult his oversized outfit, give it a criminal edge.
I think that was a sarcastic response to Max's fairly stupid crack about racism.
post #13 of 29
Thread Starter 
I know that a lot of 'urban'(read, black/latino) clothing comes from things in prison. Do-rags were created from torn-up sheets because they didn't have any hats to put over their hair or whatever. Sagged pants because belts are usually taken away by the guards, and so forth.
And probably much of it is arbitrary...why do preps pop their collars? Why do you show shirt cuff. Same difference. I like hip-hop clothing, but there's a limit. And this is it ^^^^^
post #14 of 29
You forgot no-laces adidas!

[strange that vans prison issues are not an URBAN favorite]

oh and folsom cuffs----more prison fashion
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
Why does that matter? The style has its roots in the ghetto, primarily with poor blacks and latinos (some Asians, but that's a bit separate and more complex). The theory about it coming from oversized family hand-me-downs hasn't, far as I know, ever been heavily substantiated, but there's a lot of evidence for it and it does make sense.
Can't we insult the guy's outfit without bringing race into it?
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