Luke Burton, The Charter Feature
Fashion is an ever expanding part of this world we live in. There are so many unique different fashion choices in this world that basically anything you wear can, and will, be a fashion statement (whether you like it or not). Fashion also depends on who and where you are. For example someone who was born and raised on a farm is going to have a different fashion style than someone who was born and raised in the city.
The four styles below are some of the most popular styles I have seen people wearing here at ACA. Not everyone fits into these categories, some may not even know about such styles like the hypebeast style. A hype beast is “A person who follows a trend to be cool or in style. A person who wears what is hyped up.” “A Hype Beast is a person that collects clothing, shoes, and accessories for the sole purpose of impressing others. Some people that wear this more trendy style might not be a hypebeast but rather just like the style.
In a survey I conducted ACA journalism students chose their favorite style as the Trendy/Hypebeast style as the most popular, Country and Athletic tied for second, and no one voted for the Classy style. This outcome doesn’t surprise me at all as the trendy/hypebeast style has been getting more and more popular in the recent months.
Each fashion style also comes with a whole culture behind it. For example someone who is heavily involved in the hypebeast culture would not even think twice to go wait in the new Supreme drop line for a whole day to buy one T-shirt that cost $200. Most people that aren’t in that culture would think you’re crazy, but what they don’t know is that you can resale that T-shirt for $450. A lot of people in the hypebeast culture make a living off of buying and reselling brands like Supreme, Palace, Bape, Off-White, and they make a lot of money doing it. Hypebeasts also just love to buy expensive clothes to impress the people around them.
Fashion also comes with what you’re doing. Let’s take a skateboarder for example. When they start skating their style doesn’t really matter. But as they get more into it they start to develop a whole new fashion style compared to when they started. They might start cuffing their pants and wearing brands like Vans, Huf, Thrasher, Supreme, etc… The same could be said about someone who starts motorcrossing. As they get more into it they start to develop a whole new fashion style compared to when they started. They might start wearing a lot of Fox or Monster clothing, or other brands that support the motorcrossing community.
Fashion is an ever expanding part of this world and there are so many different fashion styles, you can find anything you want. Fashion can introduce you into a brand new culture that you could find you love and wouldn’t be the same without.