5 Ways That Sneaker Culture Has Changed Men’s Style Trends
An old, worn out t-shirt and pants that don’t fit can take away the charm of a good pair of sneakers. Having an outfit that is on point will help show off your sneakers and your own personal style. Through the years, sneaker culture has influenced the style of both men and women. In this blog, you will discover the impact that Sneakerheads have had on the men’s style trends.
The Comeback Of Selvedge Denim
The reemergence of selvedge denim since the beginning of the new millennium has taken the sneaker world by storm. Sneakerheads have embraced many different brands of selvedge denim, and it has truly become a way of teaching men how to dress. Buying a pair of raw jeans has allowed men to transition from streetwear to more tailored-fitting items of clothing. Selvedge denim has become popular throughout mainstream America because of the fit and how it accentuates shoes.
The Introduction Of The Alphet
Putting together an “alphet” is being able to complete an entire ensemble, top to bottom. When streetwear first became popular, everything was very matchy-matchy. Your top, bottom, sneakers, hat, socks, and jacket all had to match in order to complete a look. This close attention to detail has formed a generation of men that are extremely aware of every piece of clothing they put into an ensemble. Fashion that is centered around sneakers has definitely come along way.
Retro Style Is Bigger Than Ever
Throwback looks are taking the world by storm. Sneakerheads are known for finding retro styles and bringing them back to modern day sneaker culture, but it doesn’t stop there. Jerseys, snapbacks, sports gear and other retro trends have also come back in full force. Being able to pair different items from different decades is an art that Sneakerheads thrive at.
The Rise Of Joggers
Many different brands have put their own spin on the jogger pant that originated in Europe. Joggers can be found at Hollister, Target, Scheels and everywhere in between. The root of the jogger pant stemmed from pinrolling jeans which was a way to roll up the bottom of jeans to show off a pair of shoes. Joggers are great to wear with sneakers because they allow the entire shoe to be seen. No one is sure how long this trend will last, but right now it is an extremely hot commodity.
A Good Pair Of Socks Is Key
Socks may be very low on the totem pole for some people, but not for a true Sneakerhead. Socks are a way to add style and compliment every outfit worn with sneakers. Popular sock brands such as Nike have become instant favorites and come in all different lengths and sizes. Sneakerheads can be seen wearing bright colored socks with their favorite pair of Air Jordans and a crisp graphic tee. The sock industry is booming and you are likely to get just as many compliments on your socks as you will on your sneakers.
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