2 Apr 2016 13:53
Don't know how to post pictures or else I could post some examples.
2 Apr 2016 15:14
Why get worked up over what other people wear?
Footy casuals are one of thee proper menswear trends and it good to see it still going, and still evolving.
2 Apr 2016 17:55
Meant thee, not three buddy. Last one was acid house, Teddy boys etc Been fuck all since.
No t'internet back then so everyone was limited to what they got and bought. They were only pioneering because of the rarity of the items and the graft that went into getting them, the Internet has levelled / diluted (your preference) the playing field and has allowed anyone to get what they want or whatever the latest hype is. Barring brands like AtLast & Co and most likely a few others where it is shop bought only.
Im into work wear and it is a niche, but a bit of an abyss. Always new things popping up from established and new makers. I've only had a cursory glance at other "styles" but I sincerely doubt that there isn't new things cropping up and evolving for them too.
2 Apr 2016 18:34
Because they all have to pass the flat-roofed pub test.
posted 2 Apr 2016 21:04, edited 2 Apr 2016 21:04
It is more nuanced than you think, yes there has always been a general 'casual' style (which is as valid as any other to aspire to) but it has also always been reflective of a certain contemporary fashion - eg casuals wore flares in the 70s and SI in the 90s / now.
What's also cool is that the 'casual style' has filtered up from trends at club level / 'Firms' who have taken on certain brands and styles and made them their own.
2 Apr 2016 21:23
Did you just write CLUB LEVEL?
2 Apr 2016 23:35
I always saw football casuals as the anti-underground. Outsiders and losers were into music/scooter/skateboard based underground subcultures with cheap/homemade and scrounged fashion but football casuals were willing to spend serious money and dressed to look good rather than as outsiders. They were into the most mainstream sport there is in the world, drank beer and chased ass. Prone to right wing violence as well. Were all football casuals white? I'm pretty sure. Anyway very distinct from most fashion tribes, I respect them coz they respected quality and having the best before the Japs showed the world how to really do it.
3 Apr 2016 10:21
I know plenty of guys that you'd probably categorise as football lads/casuals that dress absolutely nothing like what you see in the first post. Their wardrobes range from Engineered Garments to Supreme to Junya - far from the stylistic cliche of SI/dark denim/adidas city series etc. To me, that's an evolution of football casual – applying the general ethos (expensive or hard to find sportswear) and marrying with a contemporary outlook.
3 Apr 2016 13:24
Not a clue, never read it, but it wouldn't surprise me