Menswear: Footy casuals


Aree
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39 posts since 20/10/10

2 Apr 2016 13:37
Why do all 'casuals' dress exactly the same? It's like a costume!

Technical jacket - Stone Island/CP Company/Ma.strum. Most Stone Island looks gimmicky - nylon jackets that change colour - wow i feel like i'm 6 years old with a heat changing tshirt. And those CP Company jackets with the goggles? Equally as gimmicky and look daft on anyone over 12 years old, who needs goggles on a jacket?

Checked shirt - Aquascutum/Ben Sherman.

Blue jeans - Armani/Levi's. Always loose or relaxed fit, personally not worn this cut for the past decade.

Trainers - 3 stripe Adidas.

https://www.instagram.com/casualultrasstyle/

https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/11373828_209268436115777_704660478_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTIxOTQwODgwODg0NDc3ODgyMw%3D%3D.2
Paulie
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767 posts since 10/5/11

2 Apr 2016 13:44
Good thread. Subscribed.
Aree
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39 posts since 20/10/10

2 Apr 2016 13:53
Don't know how to post pictures or else I could post some examples.
C-Stylez
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5232 posts since 4/7/12

2 Apr 2016 13:57
Aree wrote: Why do all [insert subculture] dress exactly the same? It's like a costume!
Aree
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39 posts since 20/10/10

2 Apr 2016 14:24
C-Stylez wrote:
Aree wrote: Why do all [insert subculture] dress exactly the same? It's like a costume!

True!

Maybe it's because i'm not into football but I've never understood the appeal of the look.

I like some Stone Island bits but it's horribly expensive.
Bennelli
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3461 posts since 25/5/11

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.
Aree
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39 posts since 20/10/10

2 Apr 2016 17:21
Bennelli wrote: 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.

Ha! Not getting worked up mate just thought it would be worthy of discussion.

Is the style still evolving though? I thought the guys from the 80s were bringing back luxury sport brands that were relatively unknown in this country, not sure if it's the same anymore?

That was my point that the look can literally be boiled down to half a dozen brands where as back in the day those guys were pioneering a look that others didn't have.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

posted 2 Apr 2016 17:43, edited 2 Apr 2016 17:43
Bennelli wrote: Footy casuals are one of thee proper menswear trends

Proper norty
Bennelli
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3461 posts since 25/5/11

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.
meridius
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62 posts since 11/5/15

2 Apr 2016 18:34
Because they all have to pass the flat-roofed pub test.
gawkrodger
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7640 posts since 4/11/08

2 Apr 2016 19:20
crap thread, but this is relevant

http://sabotagetimes.com/style/when-armani-replaced-sportswear-on-the-terraces
Crackajack
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7960 posts since 21/4/05

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.
Mr.X.
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3109 posts since 23/6/13

2 Apr 2016 21:23
Did you just write CLUB LEVEL?
Crackajack
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7960 posts since 21/4/05

2 Apr 2016 22:02
yes, in lowercase
Mr.X.
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3109 posts since 23/6/13

2 Apr 2016 23:29
I thought so.
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

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.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

3 Apr 2016 07:03
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Football-hooliganism-Islam-8211-story-Asian-lad/story-17558145-detail/story.html
SoulBhoy
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170 posts since 29/2/12

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.

Egan
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464 posts since 17/10/11

3 Apr 2016 11:21
SoulBhoy wrote: 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.

Yeah, in the Soul Crew book does the cunt not talk about going to visit the Dries Van Noten shop when they were playing a friendly in Belguim?
SoulBhoy
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170 posts since 29/2/12

3 Apr 2016 13:24
Not a clue, never read it, but it wouldn't surprise me