Originally Posted by davluri
The style is relevant to the slang, long and baggy and bright and unzipped and un-tucked is the perfect match to mumbled slang. I have spoken with my son about his clothing. There is quite the set of rules surrounding what a young man wears. Randomness and anti-taste are significant values of their fashion. Anti-color-co-ordination is important. My thoughts on how it looks are not important. and that's how things should be.
Yo! dudes, recall your history: the long baggy thing was classic urban hip hop appropriated by white surburban kids. Then migrated to slopes. As was a lot of the mumbled slang (pause for finger placement loosely adapted from gang signs of the 80's). Extra points for dead flat brimmed baroquely decorated baseball cap worn correctly (no, not sideways or backwards, that's way over). Looseness definitely anti-function/Paris fashion at the time, but not random, and totally tasteful if you're in that subculture. Rarely bright (you're confusing Euro-trash with god-fearing American kids), although patterned checks etc. back when we were all in our backpacking parkas. And not anti-color, just not yawn-fire-engine-red, so points off. Look at last few seasons, lot of understated brown plaids, tasteful earth tones, pin stripes, avalanche white, but yep, very carefully put together, suitable fabrics for the boardroom, and guaranteed to make you impossible to locate in a tree well.