Streetwear Vs Sportswear

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

  1. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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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 Senior 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

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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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 Senior member

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    LA Guy,

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


  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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


  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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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 Senior member

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


  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    An ascot and a sword cane then?
     


  11. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    And monogrammed Louis Vuitton brass knuckles.
     


  12. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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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 Senior member

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    streetwear is something that smells like asphalt in the sun
     


  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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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 Senior 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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