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Elements of streetwear creeps into the fashion consciousness, teens in the mid-1990s,found themselves admiring the Airwalk sneakers and wide-leg jeans of the skate crowd, finding ways to somehow mix Triple Five Soul hoodies into a wardrobe of Seven For All Mankind jeans. From being magnetized to the Vetements rack at La Garçonne, a boutique in downtown New York, known for its exaggerated re-appropriation of the classic grey sweatshirt, with its stretched crewneck and elongated sleeves.

Various luxury brands are now exploring streetwear tropes in their own way, so at age 35, do you need to have enough youthful confidence and cool cred to pull off streetwear. Streetwear might not always be about cred or age, but more about a certain ease with cutting-edge fashion. 

 Shireen Jiwan, a 41-year-old executive who works in marketing for Lucky Brand, stated, “Do I ever feel like I’m too old to wear something?” said Ms. Jiwan. “No, I don’t ever feel that way about a particular style or genre.” She pointed out that one of her fashion icons is rapper Missy Elliott who maintains her style and cultural relevance at age 44.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to draw lines between a bona fide streetwear brand, high-fashion-minded streetwear labels and luxury brands that borrow sporty, streety bits and pieces, do they actually matter?

Too old? Is there such a thing as being too old for streetwear? Here at UNDERATED, we definitely don't think so, as you grow older your taste in streetwear does change, and that's the beauty The perfect match between styling yourself to fit your age, level of maturity and the overlook you are actually going for. What is actually somewhat of fear into our minds is that people are starting to look at streetwear as just fashion with various high end brands taking in on it and bringing in elements of luxury to it.


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