Aimé Leon Dore, Noah, OAMC, Stussy, John Elliott, Supreme
Topcoat, Bomber Jacket, Luxury Hoodie, (Understated) Graphic T-Shirt, (Minimal), Casual Trousers, Designer Sneakers
How to Wear This Look:
It can be hard to realize, given the brand’s runaway success and global dominance, but streetwear isn’t . As streetwear becomes ever-more intertwined with modern style across the spectrum, it makes sense that guys would want to incorporate the casual comfort of streetwear—without sacrificing their maturity. Fortunately, brands like just Supreme Noah, Off-White and OAMC, run by streetwear design icons Brenden Babenzien, Virgil Abloh and Luke Meier respectively, clearly incorporate the hallmarks of street-inspired fashion into their conceptual (and in the case of the latter two, runway) collections.
In terms of what to look for, you’ll find two veins of product: upscale streetwear staples like hoodies and T-shirts, and tailoring produced by streetwear brands through their lens. For the former, look for hoodies with luxury production lineages (Canada, Portugal or Italy, for example) or graphic T-shirts with small or understated logos and designs. It’s less about ostentation and more about keeping things casual—but upscale. For the latter, a blend of street-inspired runway labels and stalwarts alike generally leverage their status to create tailored looked. For some that means atelier-designed tailoring, for others—like Supreme and Noah—
Loro Piana or wide-wale corduroy blazers (respectively).
Sneakers, a streetwear centerpiece all their own, should tend to go for a more simplified approach in this category. While it’s perfectly permissible to wear pared-down (see: tonal or monochromatic) options from sportswear giants like Nike, adidas or Jordan Brand, there’s
plenty of alternatives that should add a touch of luxe to your fit, without sacrificing its streetsmarts. If all else fails, opt for one of several flips on the Stan Smith ( Common Projects is a great place to start)—the signature tennis shoe never goes out of style.