For several years since the 1990s, many young people made hip hop clothes their fashion statement. From elementary to college students, baggy pants, oversized shirts, baseball caps, and bling were the in things, especially since people often see these in music videos worn by both white and colored artists. This new fashion was really much to the dismay of parents who would rather see their children in more “socially acceptable” clothing.
Eventually, this kind of style evolved in other countries where new fashion statements arose, like skinny jeans and muscle shirts. The young people who were into hip hop clothing eventually finished college and had to find jobs. Therefore, they had to ditch their street clothes in order to look more corporate in job interviews.
However, that doesn’t mean that the hip hop style is gone. It endures among the people who started it in the first place. Moreover, their styles have evolved, too, considering that they now use different kinds of materials and accessories. Some signature labels even carry designer hip hop clothing.
It is just great that the sub-culture fashion of hip hop has stayed for many decades and has evolved to become a part of mainstream style. Now, it knows no color or race, because after all, comfortable street wear is just what everybody wants.