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Streetwear Vs Sportswear

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Fuuma, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  2. VMan

    VMan Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. LA Guy

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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.
     
  4. HitMan009

    HitMan009 Well-Known Member

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    LA Guy,

    Are you orginally from the city? Ya sure have ur street creds....
     
  5. LA Guy

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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.
     
  6. Brian SD

    Brian SD Well-Known Member

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    If only he knew how much those Puma My's retail for, he wouldn't be shittin a thing. [​IMG]
     
  7. LA Guy

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    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?
     
  8. Brian SD

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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.
     
  9. stache

    stache Well-Known Member

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    Streetwear is anything that you would feel comfortable wearing to a brawl.
     
  10. LA Guy

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    An ascot and a sword cane then?
     
  11. Nick M

    Nick M Well-Known Member

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    And monogrammed Louis Vuitton brass knuckles.
     
  12. LA Guy

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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"
     
  13. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    streetwear is something that smells like asphalt in the sun
     
  14. LA Guy

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    Huh? Have you been off your meds again? Either that, or I really, really want some of what you've been smoking recently.
     
  15. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    streetwear is something that smells like asphalt in the sun
    Huh? Â Have you been off your meds again? Â 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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