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Fashions, Hip Hop, Suave, or Slop?

Updated on July 7, 2016

"Male Fashion, Hip Hop, Suave or Slop


"Male Fashion, Hip Hop, Suave or Slop"


Fashion has always made a statement throughout history.

It all began in the Bronx, New York. The African-American district began the hip- hop fashion, and like any other fashion it was an expression of change, and an act of rebellion. Most of all it was a more comfortable way to break dance, and distinguish one’s self as being different than the DJ crowd. It was the time of rap and graffiti, and the desire to bring color into fashion.

The history of Hip-Hop clothing trend began with Puma’s with fat laces, and hoodies which are hooded sweatshirts. Jewelry accessories were gold and large, from earrings to chains. Men wear fleeced jackets, too large pants, and hoodies. There has been an underlying analogy to the street gangs, and rap music with hip-hop fashion.

Today’s chosen style might be white t-shirts and silver dog tags, an inexpensive way to be hip.

Most of the fashion designers contributed, and raked in their profits. To escalate sales they hired popular musicians and there is a definite link between music and hip hop fashion. Musicians even started their own line of clothes.

For the poorer consumers they had the option to buy extra large sizes and accessorize with costume jewelry. The street graffiti person has enough artistic talent to know color and bring changes to fashion.

The fashion industry and music industry joined hands literally, as some famous musicians opened up clothing lines in their name.

Women vs. Men’s Hip Hop Style:

Women tend to wear tighter tops, low waist pants that compliment their hips, and show off their attire with an attitude. The –attitude- becomes part of the style. It is an opportune time to raid your closet, pick out bright colors you were taught not to go together and walk out showing off not only your clothes, but your personality. All done on a low budget or you could go to the swank name fashion designers and put together a similar look.

Is Hip Hop Suave or Slop?

It has to do with a person's mindset, location, peer pressure, and their taste in clothes. You won’t find it much in the business districts, or the rural areas, as much as you would find it in cities that promote art, music, and have a population of people who enjoy expressing themselves in fashion. So to answer the question, it depends on all of the above factors because that is what keeps the fashion industry alive, different tastes and lifestyles.

Fashion reveals the lifestyle of the person, and if you’re into the hip-hop scene you’re definitely suave. As most ladies would agree, either pants that hang down, or are snug to men’s derrieres it’s definitely hip, and not slop.

The majority in cities vote suave!

P.S. Pull up your pants!

Copyright/All Rights Reserved B. A. Williams

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      ian contacts 

      7 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Enjoyed your article. You have definite insight into the world of fashion!

    • B. A. Williams profile imageAUTHOR

      B. A. Williams 

      7 years ago from USA

      Being an ex disc jockey it revolved from music, if you're speaking of Hip Hop. It first came into being a comfortable way to break dance, I guess we can thank Michael Jackson for liberating our dances at that time, among others.

      Thanks for asking and hope you enjoyed the article.

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      Phoebe Pike 

      7 years ago

      How did you pin point where the style came from?

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