Men streetwear has started becoming very popular in the last few years. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always been around, but it seems to have been brought to the surface more especially with more celebrities wearing that style and gearing more towards independent homegrown brands over the top names of designer wear. Though some top brands that do men streetwear right are Stussy or Hurley or you can shop stores like Tilly’s or CCS that have an accumulation of many brands big or small of the men streetwear style.
Men streetwear is a distinctive style of fashion where the roots stem from skateboarding and skatewear from the 1980′s. Now let’s not confuse this with every independent brand out there calling themselves a “streetwear” brand for men. Men streetwear is not hip hop fashion, it’s a different culture. Skate-wear and boarding in the 80′s and maybe even the early 90′s brings about a culture a lot of people envy and this is what brought men streetwear to life.
Men streetwear fashions enjoy the laid back culture. Picture noon time at the skatepark, chillin in the sun, kicking back with your friends in sneaks, jeans and a classic tee. The movement of streetwear was said to have been originally born from the surf culture in the later 70′s and early 80′s. Generally there may be differences among-st them all, be it skating or surfing, but the overall culture is that of being mellow, easy-going, hanging with good friends without a care in the world.
It’s a lifestyle we all envy if we live the fast life; if we have responsibilities and things to do. So don’t get men streetwear twisted, this is a culture and takes on elements nowadays from skate and surf cultures for their clothing.