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Culture & Civilization By Sylvester Ch’ng Ying

FNBE March Intake 0334060


of • What is streetwear Introduction

Timelines of streetwear

Cultural difference

How to purchase

• 1970 & 1980 • 1990 & 2000 • 2010 and onwards • Asian Brand • Western Brand • Street terms and slangs • where to purchase

• Events & Contests Sneakerlah


Timeline of Streetwear

1970 & 1980 o Bucket Hat o Formal-ish wear o Round Glasses o Loafers o Semi Casual look


Time Zones of Streetwear

1990 & 2000 o Baseball cap o Comfy wear o Oversized clothing o Skater shoe o Casual look


2010 AND BEYOND Streetwear has been greatly embraced and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Trends come and go and came back around but it seems streetwear is here to stay.


Mixed Culture wear

Casual look

Graphical Clothing


o Skater Look o Graphic tee o Skinny fit jeans / Ripped jeans o Skater shoe Brands

Top : Adidas The Brand With The 3 Stripes Tee Bottom : Pull & Bear Premium Skinny Jeans Sneaker: Vans X Fear of God Era 95 DX


o Rapper Look o Oversized Hoodie o Track Pants o Running Sneakers Brands

Top

: Thrasher Skate Mag Hoodie

Bottom : Adidas Tango pants Sneaker: Adidas X Kith X Novative Ultraboost Mid


Cultural Difference

Asian Brand

Western Brand


TOP 3 STREETWEAR BRANDS Supreme

Off-White


Top Asian Brand

Undercover

Neighborhood

A Bathing Ape (Bape)

Mastermind


Top Western Brand

Stussy

Supreme

(Pioneer of Streetwear)

Off-White

Adidas


Top Malaysian Brand

Stoned & Co

Nerd Unit

Pestle & Mortar

TNTCO


HOW AND WHERE TO PURCHASE STREETWEARS? Due to the inadequacy of major brands such as Supreme and Bape in Malaysia, drops are harder to cop, but there are still ways to buy them.


Streetwear brands releases their product in a different manner, they’re known as “drops”. They’re released in a limited quantity and if you wish to purchase, most of the time you have to obtain a raffle ticket in order to have a chance of purchasing.

Physical Raffle

Online Raffle


STREETWEAR AND Street terms are mostly used in buying and selling or trading


Reselling / Trading / Buying Terms

Meaning

WTB

Want to Buy

WTS

Want to Sell

WTT

Want to Trade

BNWT

Brand New With Tag (For Clothing)

BNIB

Brand New In Box (For Sneakers)

DS

Dead Stock (Brand New)

Drop

New Release

Cop

Purchase

InstaCop

Instantly Purchase a Product

Beaters

Sneakers for use in adverse condition (Poor Condition due to over-wearing)

Backdoor

Scoring a very hype item thanks to a personal connection who holds you down by putting product aside for you.

COD

Cash on delivery

Steal

Selling at a very cheap price (usually below retail price)


HOW TO

IF YOU DID NOT MANAGE TO THE ?


There are a few ways for you to cop the drop even if you did not manage to enter the raffle list.


Ask What You’re Looking For and people will post their offers To join streetwear resell/trading page, simply just search for them or ask in facebook discussion.

You can ask what are you looking for by posting a discussion or just look through what others are offering


- You can join a WhatsApp group (Worldwide or not) and simply ask what are you selling or what are you looking for.

- You can find a Streetwear WhatsApp group online (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit)

- WhatsApp trading is relatively faster compared to Facebook


These third party apps act as a medium for resellers (Or Retailers) to sell or post an auction for buyers to cop -These apps have a worldwide shipping service -Shipping price may differ according to region -Apps like “GOAT”, “END Clothing”, and “StockX” is a verified reseller apps where authenticity checking is compulsory in their system. Therefore they are highly trusted


How to: resell Your Clothing/Sneaker online

• •

Post a picture of your want-to-sell list Name must be hand written and put it beside your items to indicate that its not selling from other party but you.

List out your offer in a fixed fashion with proper terms and format


THE BIGGEST STREETWEAR EVENT IN MALAYSIA


Sneakerlah is a streetwear festival where many people from all walks of life from young to old would dress to impress at this event. Many social influencers and international celebrities would attend this huge event as well.

There are tons of resell stalls in this event with many steal prices *A must go if you’re a streetwear enthusiast*


At Sneakerlah you can buy, sell or even trade your items for steal prices.

There will also be some huge offer from major official brands such as Nike, Adidas, Jordan, and so on


Some ultra rare collections of items will be framed and put for display

There are many vintage sneakers that will be put for auctions


There are many events in the festival such as Skateboard Competition and ThreePoint Contest There are no age restriction for these competitions

Winner will get some of the rarest piece of streetwears or sneakers


Through this culture and the events you can also find new friends (or even your soulmate) because everyone is friendly in this hype-culture.

Sneakerlah is an instaworthy event where you can show off your newly bought piece


- BOBBY HUNDREDS


References Streetwears information https://www.complex.com/style/2017/02/what-isstreetwear-by-bobby-hundreds Street terms https://www.highsnobiety.com/2015/09/29/streetwearglossary/ Street terms – https://fashionista.com/2017/08/reselling-resale-streetwearclothes-guide

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