Streetwear is dominating the runway and is fast becoming the default look for many. Streetwear is not something all people can pull off, however, especially if you’re getting up there in age.
That doesn’t mean that streetwear is strictly for the under-30 crowd, but there are some adjustments you’ll need to make if you want to make a hoodie and jeans look great no matter your age. Whether you’re starting to dabble in streetwear or are trying to elevate your style, here are some essential tips for nailing the high-end streetwear look.
Trends vs Classics?
There is a kind of schism in the high fashion streetwear scene. You have those that tend to stick to classic silhouettes and a cohesive look, while others aren’t afraid to work with wild layering and a combination of textures and fits.
Strangely, in this case, your stature may have much more to do with what would look good on you. Someone with a strong build might not look great in an oversized shirt, but great in a hoodie/jacket combination, for instance.
If you’re looking for a designer that offers both, we strongly suggest the Burberry selection at SSENSE. They have one of the largest collections of Burberry for men online, and you’ll find everything from flowing print shirts to classic graphic jackets and polo shirts. They also have a good selection of accessories and T-shirts that you can choose from, and a few sneakers as well.
Up Your Fabrics
Streetwear went from functionality to luxury, and while some pieces might seem like something you’d feel comfortable skateboarding in, designers have stepped up their game and are going for premium fabrics these days. If you want to incorporate some streetwear into your grown-up style, one of the best ways to do so is to look for high-end sweatpants. You’ll find some in merino, jersey, or even cashmere nowadays, and they can make a great substitute for a pair of chinos.
Heavy Branding is a No-No
If you haven’t noticed already, most brands, including streetwear brands, are trying to stay away from the heavy logo look. It is, and quite frankly always was, seen as poor taste, and even if you’d like to look like a walking billboard, you’ll have trouble finding something on the racks to satisfy you.
Also, don’t become a hype beast, please. This is especially important for those of you who aren’t teenagers. Instead, try to go for niche brands that are known for innovation, performance, and quality, but are still under the radar. That doesn’t mean that logos should be banished completely, however, but when present, they should be small or tucked away. At the end of the day, the best thing about wearing a brand is not shouting about it but being asked.
While streetwear isn’t for everybody, most can at least add an element of streetwear into their style if they want to. Don’t be afraid to explore but keep everything in good taste if you want to find something that will work for you.
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