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Remember Street Stylez?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Augusto86, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    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." [​IMG]
     


  2. Max

    Max Senior member

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    Ask yourself: does my t shirt go down to my knees? Am I really wearing a dress?
     


  3. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    Rani Active Member

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    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.
     


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    ken Banned by Request

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    Dude. Check out his sweet porcelain doll and stuffed Snoopy.
     


  6. Max

    Max Senior member

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    Condescending racist comments aside, the baggy clothing look is just fashion at this point.
     


  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    word yo!
     


  8. denimdestroyedmylife

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    Dude. Check out his sweet porcelain doll and stuffed Snoopy.
    Snoopy is sooooo gangsta!
    [​IMG]
     


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    Metal Circus Senior member

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    I thought they were baggy for shoplifting and hiding guns?
     


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    Martinis at 8 Senior member

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    ...the baggy clothing look is just fashion at this point.

    Not in the places I hang out.

    M8
     


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    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.

    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.
     


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    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.
    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.
     


  13. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    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 ^^^^^
     


  14. denimdestroyedmylife

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    You forgot no-laces adidas!

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

    oh and folsom cuffs----more prison fashion
     


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    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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