Streetwear is a beast that needs to be tamed and with people enjoying the sun, it’s time to get out of the tracksuits and get into the men’s twin set. In general, people are loving the urban streetwear look at the moment, but when you get to a certain age, it’s time to start looking at yourself and realising that you need to tone it down, or start buying stuff that makes you look a little more refined. In this article, we will go through just some of the ways you can still wear urban streetwear, but like an adult.
Always Opt For Premium Fabrics
Streetwear first originated from the skateboarding scene and other extreme sports. Urban streetwear was made to withstand falls due to its durability. They would usually be very box-like and very unflattering, unlike today’s streetwear. With fast fashion playing a huge role in fashion, the quality of the fabrics are depleting and things just don’t last as they once did, especially not on a skateboard.
Opting for key pieces of garments in premium materials will allow you to follow the hype, but also looking professional whilst also lasting much longer than the cheaper materials.
Avoid The Streetwear Hype
Hypebeasts are always after the next one-off product, don’t be that guy. Chances are you will be paying well over the odds for something that has a terrible quality of material, and usually, they are far too out there to go with any outfit. Steer away from this if you are wanting to wear streetwear like a grown-up. Opt for more neutral clothes with premium fabrics, this will last and also go well with other items of clothing. This doesn’t mean you can’t get the odd one-off, just not everything that comes out.
Start With The Shoes
Once you are out of the hypebeast stage, it’s time to then start working on your footwear. This is obviously essential when we talk about urban streetwear. As we said, it doesn’t have to be ridiculously designed for you to stand out. An equally great way to stand out is through withdrawing from bold designs and opting for something a little more minimalistic like a great pair of Common Projects or Alexandre Mcqueens. If you are wanting something a little cheaper, then Asics or Reebok are also great streetwear brands.
Loose Over Baggy Fit
Oversized and baggy clothing is a huge trend now and it won’t be going anywhere for a couple of years, well, at least for young and skinny hypebeasts. The issue is when fully grown adults try to do the same, they look ridiculous. There needs to be some sort of sophistication with the outfit so opt for something that fits you loosely, or have things tailored so that they compliment your body shape whilst also being able to move around in it comfortably.
Bring The Streets To Work
Streetwear is slowly but surely working its way into every corner of menswear meaning that more items are developed to go with the work culture. This is fantastic as it can go with a range of your already existing wardrobe if you have some old office wear that has been in the wardrobe. When we say that we can bring this into the work environment, it doesn’t mean bold and colourful. A simple hoodie with a pair of tailored pants is a great way to go into work feeling smart yet comfortable.
Streetwear is a great style to have and if you do it right, you can look great in many different scenes. Follow these simple steps and you will be on your way to wearing streetwear like an adult.