The 90s was a time when underground raves and pirate radio stations thrived – and, as a result, the streetwear scene was popping. Nowadays, the sartorial tropes of the era have been updated for a new generation, from old-school sneaker silhouettes to cool caps. So, in the words of J Hus, if you know a guy that would describe his style as ‘roadman but I’m classier’, then check out this handy gift guide.
GIFT GUIDE: THE STREETWEAR GUY
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 17 December 2017
When it comes to compiling a streetwear-lead ensemble, it’s usually what’s on your feet that matters most. Bless your recipient with a fresh pair of Air Max 97 UI trainers, one of the most sought-after styles of the year, in a nice neutral hue – and wrap them up with this shoe cleaning kit from Crep Protect so he can keep his kicks looking box fresh. It’s also customary in the streetwear scene to match your sneaks to your cap, so hook him up with a hat in a corresponding shade.
As for the garms you choose for him, it’s OK to switch it up – go for a graphic-print T-shirt like this one from Billionaire Boys Club. A logo-heavy cross-body bag will finish any look off nicely, so he’ll appreciate a similar number from adidas, too.
He may be sorted when it comes to looking slick, but the guy you’re buying for has to keep himself occupied as well. Give him a motion control drone to mess about with or set him up with a portable speaker so that he can blast his favourite tunes wherever he goes. You could even take it a step further and inspire him to venture to one of the waviest cities for streetwear culture in the world with this travel book that’s all about Berlin.