Streetwear has gained a lot of traction in the fashion sphere in recent years. Its heritage is rooted in the skater, surfer and hip hop scenes in America during the 70s and 80s but it has since exploded into a global movement. Despite calling to mind grungy alleys and shady affairs, the street in streetwear has come to represent what's popular or hyped on the street, a movement that spurs masses to consume.
It is increasingly difficult to define streetwear in exact terms as it is a smorgasbord of trends, skate wear, workwear, luxury designer pieces and urban wear. Streetwear has always aimed to make a statement; it is a means of expression is daring and loud.
Australia is a melting pot of culture and identities, very much diverse as it is unified. The laid back culture lends itself well to the slouchy relaxed look of the street. The streetwear clothing scene in Australia is ever-growing and gaining popularity by the day. It can be confusing to with so many brands and pieces to choose from. But putting together a look of mens street clothing is easier than it seems.
The first thing to keep in mind is fit. Keep your clothing nice and loose. Baggy, shapeless silhouettes, and fabrics that drape off the torso are a key feature of streetwear. Enjoy the comfortable fit that leaves plenty of breathing room. Oversized statement T-shirts are an essential basic, especially if they have controversial slogans that clearly reflect your own beliefs. Pair it with a great pair of joggers and you have the basis for a great streetwear look.
Another key feature in mens streetwear is logos. Monograms and iconography are synonymous with the movement: on T-shirts, snapbacks, sweatshirt or bomber jackets. Wear your logos with pride! That said, to keep it classy and to avoid clashing, let one or two logos be the keypoint of your outfit as overdoing it can appear inauthentic and tacky.
The next thing to keep in mind is layering. Outerwear is an important part of mens streetwear, be it a bomber over your basic T-shirt, or even a flannel around your waist. A good piece of outerwear can elevate the most basic of ensembles. Mix it up with a sweatshirt or a hoodie with a logo.
Runners are crucial and an iconic part of the streetwear movement. Get them in impeccable white to truly upgrade your attire. They might require meticulous care to keep them in beaming condition but they are well worth the trouble.
While it can be tempting to drop dollars on branded goods, streetwear isn’t about how expensive the pieces are but how bold and unique they can be. Homegrown brand Nana Judy is a great place to procure an array of streetwear staples such as joggers, hoodies, t-shirts and jackets to form the basis of your outfit. Mix and match the pieces to assemble a stylish streetwear look.