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Unread postby civil_thor » September 5th, 2003, 3:55 am

Ok I've looked around a little and haven't seen this one addressed, at least not recently. I know that colors/team logos etc have been discussed, so that's not where I'm going.. I'm more wanting to hear about generic gang style trends going on in SoCal. Khakis, braids, jheri curl, chucks, house shoes, etc have all been common at one time and some of it still is.. Just curious as to what's common across the board? Thanks..

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Unread postby MIDTOWN SB » September 5th, 2003, 12:23 pm

niggaz still sport the house slippaz and shit, lots of schools say you cant wear khakiz with blue or red shirts and the ban blue and red chucks for the blacks at some schools, like la high. I dont see many catz sportin khakiz and shit no more, ova here in the mid city area colors aint even that important no more, niggaz aint trippin off of it no more. Round here u cant even tell which niggaz is bangin no more cuz they wear whateva colors. My nigga from by yo self be sportin red a lot, lol.

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Unread postby vt » September 5th, 2003, 12:53 pm

what about bald heads, a lot of islanders and essays sport the bald head is that popular in L.A. as well

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Unread postby Silencioso » September 5th, 2003, 2:19 pm

Yeah, bald/shaved heads is still the most common hair style for cholos/eses at least in West LA. I recently saw a cholo with Crip/Blood style braids. It looked a little silly because he had straight hair and he wasn't black. I don't think he was a Mexican Crip because he was with other regular looking cholos.

As far as black gangs go, I went to the Bridge mall in Culver City a week ago and there were alot of younger black gangmembers there. They were mostly rocking baggy white t-shirts and baggy jeans. The only real difference between them and gangmembers from 10 years ago were certain items like baseball hats worn to one side and basketball shirts worn over white t-shirts. Also certain traditional LA gang clothes were absent, like khakis.

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Unread postby whitekid » September 5th, 2003, 2:27 pm

do they still rock the flannel shirts?

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Unread postby MIDTOWN SB » September 5th, 2003, 5:19 pm

not really, most niggaz jus sport white t's now adayz

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Unread postby BIG DUSTY LOCO » September 5th, 2003, 6:24 pm

Nowadays, the youngsters just sport white t-shirts with slingshots/wifebeaters and baggy jeans of some sort. In my day, gangster chic was in, so that would be dickies usually in the common khaki/navy blue/black/grey colors that could either be worn as pants or cutoff from the knees (worn as shorts). Fresh Levi's 501's unwashed, starched heavily with crease lines down the middle all the way up to the waistband area. We pressed our white-Tshirts also, either creasing a line down the middle, some kids pressed it with 3 creases. That was common or standard in the 80's era. Our jackets were the cholo jackets that came in black or navy blue. Pendleton flannels were worn, but realistically those were expensive so you either copped yours at K-Mart, Montgomery Wards, Sears, or the swap meet or your older brother/homie...LOL. Okay that's like common gangster wear disregarding race. Now the cholo's wore all those clothes, but they also sported the Charlie Browns in various colors, with hair nets. Back in the day either your nickname was Pelon for you to be bald or you had hair. Tres Flores was used as gel and you combed your hair back with a hand/palm comb, and throw on your hairnet after. LOCS...$5.99 at every liqour store was used too. Now the black gangsters had used the same clothes, just depending on the colors they rolled with. They usually sagged their pants low like how you see some of these new booty rappers do. They wore the same type of clothes. Not til the late 80's did cats start using Starter Jackets to signify their hoods. I remember when most eses had personalized jerseys made at the swapmeet. I remember when crips had also done the same on sweatshirts. For the most part, we all looked the part of a gangster, but had to back that up with some good old fashioned old school representation of pugilism...LOL. Nowadays, kids don't understand what that was about.

Then the 90's broke with Ben Davis clothing, bald heads, and sheer chaos. Clothes weren't much of a signal anymore. Like homie here said, nowadays cats aren't really caring about the colors or clothes anymore. Back in the day, fools were always getting checked for wearing the wrong colors, or being from the wrong hood.

My opinion, clothes don't make the gangster nowadays. Back then we didn't have nothing but whatever was clever. Chuck Taylors we rocked. When Air Force One's came out, it wasn't as much as it was today...LOL. Nike Cortez and house shoes...I mean our entire days clothes were worth about $50 bucks, compared to these kids today rocking $150 shoes and that's without the laces...LOL.

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Unread postby Young Nile » September 5th, 2003, 8:40 pm

The is a good topic because I be thinking on this all the time. I guess you can say that your clothes dont make you its whats in your heart. But I'm 26. And when I was a teen. There was no mistaken about who was a banger. Who was a Tagger. and who was a dancer and a Cholo. When I was young niggaz wore Perms, Afro's , Bald Heads, or Braidz. Verry rarely did you see bangin niggaz in fades. Plus everybody sported dickies sweatshirts and either cortez or Chucks. No mistaken about it when you see a nigga you could tell right there in then. I was like if you was in the army you wouldn't were civillian clothing on the battle field would you? Not if you was reppin the Hood to the fullest.
I still got flannels in my closet. Niggaz didn't rock hats to the side. Niggaz wore them sitting right on the top of the head or all the way down covering the eyes.
To be honest I think some of the shit these lil niggaz is on now is kinda funny. I be seeing niggaz ( I aint go say what Hood) all colorfulled out sportin every color of the rainbow on one jacket or a hat. Niggaz used to stick to darker colors back in the day.
See these niggaz now is caught up in the "Bling Bling" Era. S**** I remember when a nigga could rock a chain I dont care who he was niggaz was on the "jack Path" snatchin chains in a minute. Now I see these niggaz trying to hit me up in the swapmeet trying to look like fabulous. I just give up the "D" on them lil niggaz and keep smashin.

I'm glad the younger niggaz from my hood aint caught up in that "Bling Bling" s***. If you gone bang nigga bang. If you gone be a playa be a playa. Pimp be a pimp but mixin all that together is just funny to me. But I see the real young niggaz like 15 starting to go back to the way it was though.

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Unread postby bgcasper » September 6th, 2003, 9:20 am

white AAA 3xl t shirt from the swamp meet its what everybody wear now
i remember when our belts was hangin with the name of the hood on it
i remember the compton cap era now seems its kind of over only few hard are still rockin the eazy e style with jerry curl but they rare , the starter era with brownies ,nowadays the young homies love that stocking hat i fuckyng hate that style ,but only real baby gangstaz wear that old town shirt ,khakies blu chucks are classic but only wont stop can't stop kinna of old ass nigga fresh out would rock it old ass niggas with style would keep it stacey adams but on special occasions ...

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Unread postby Young Nile » September 6th, 2003, 9:21 pm

Yeah Casper thats right . I forgot to mention that. I still rock Brownies and I still were the belts with the buckles with the initials on it.
I dont have all three or four letters like I used to but I just have one. And on acasion I let my belt hang real low with that lil shiny metal peace at the bottom.

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Unread postby Y.G. » September 9th, 2003, 3:07 am

I STILL SPORT KHAKIS AND CORTEZ SOMETIMES AND WHEN I GO OUT WITH THE HOMIES I ALWAYS HAVE THE BROWNIES ON. I DON'T SPORT CHUCKS BECAUSE I WEAR A SIZE 14 SO IT WOULD LOOK LIKE CLOWN SHOES ON ME.

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Unread postby Snowman » September 9th, 2003, 6:05 am

In England the styles are different. You can often spot a gangster (not 'gangsta', but someone who's in organized crime) over 30 because they'll ware jeans with white tanktops and shaved heads with alot of tattoos, weather they're white or black.In other words, they look hard. In social evnts they'll ware suits with alot of jewelry.

Kids follow different styles. In white working class suburbs Reebok Classic shoes are popular with jogging bottoms and hoodless jumpers with white baseball caps with the peaks pointed upwards. The hardest will often roll up one of the trouser legs or ware a big chain.

In the inner city areas black kids and white kids rock jogging bottoms (often bright colours) along with hoodies and new era hats. Nike TNs have suddenly become really popular but traditionally they've worn astro-tuf shoes. Over the age of about 25 they would ware Stone Island jackets with Evisu jeans and Timberlands.

The harder kids have started (for some reason) waring their jogging bottoms inside out. In Barking and Ilford for a time the hardest kids have started to ware Avirex jackets only on one side.

south Asian kids traditionally ware Letterman jackets and red bandannas with sunglasses worn above the eyes. They've started to ware big white t-shirts and baggy black jeans and I've even seen a few ware zoot suits. For some reason the Mexican style is being immitated by the south asians in London.

The only people to ware khakis with belts hanging down and canvas shoes with bandannas are skateboarders, who are usually from rich suburban families and everyone beats them up coz no one likes them over here.

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Unread postby yayeeyayee » September 9th, 2003, 8:16 pm

i still roc a jeri curl like eazy, sport house shoes and chuccs or cortez, and romoes , croaker sacs, pendletons, t-shirts, cascade shirts, levi's jeans dickies or khakies, and sometimes a golf hat
baseball cap worn to the front , not no tipped sideways kiddie lookin ass shit, fuck all these fruity color wearin mufuckaz some busta ass shit, i keep it ol school and cali like eazy(RIP) did

i got them 5 dollar swapmeet locs, but wut i'm really tryna find is them locs eazy used to wear in the early mid 90s, he had em on in the compton city g's video and a bunch of times, they got a newer look then the swapmeet locs, they got that swiss flag with some letters next to it on the outside anybody know wut company they is or where to cop em?, i heard he stole a pair of glasses from ray charles house one time.

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Unread postby MIDTOWN SB » September 9th, 2003, 8:29 pm

lol niggaz ova here went from 3x to 5x now, everyone round here sport 5x white t's, i buy 5x cuz them shits shrink madd when they get washed, but them junks so cheap most niggaz throw em out and buy a new one. I keep my shit simple, white shirt, some black or blue jeans, and some chucks or some shell toes, high top or mid. Or the sweets with some house shoes and a white t, i got liek 100 white t's, like 20 royal blue, and navy blue t's and a few black ones, lol thats all i need.

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Unread postby Casper » July 7th, 2004, 8:07 pm

Pink shirts,Chucks,cuttin all there off,linning that shit up,and also a good fade.
Bunch of old stuff from the 80's

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Unread postby Marinon » July 13th, 2004, 6:19 pm

Back in the day it seems groups subculters were very creative in developing their own identitity with clothes. Nowadays it seems like its all fabricated by clothing companies and shit.

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Unread postby Shortty » August 24th, 2004, 12:56 pm

Yo in canada, toronto even though the biggest gang city in canada imitates NY style of timberlands/enyce. But here in ottawa we wear "crip" clothes, like chucks, a blue flannel shirt, and some snoop dogg(tm) pants...

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Unread postby W/S » September 3rd, 2004, 12:39 am

vt wrote:what about bald heads, a lot of islanders and essays sport the bald head is that popular in L.A. as well

haha are you serious? nobody sports a bald head in LOS ANGELES
especially the eses and the blacks
what city are you from? fargo?

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Unread postby W/S » September 3rd, 2004, 12:41 am

bgCASPER wrote:white AAA 3xl t shirt from the swamp meet its what everybody wear now
i remember when our belts was hangin with the name of the hood on it
i remember the compton cap era now seems its kind of over only few hard are still rockin the eazy e style with jerry curl but they rare , the starter era with brownies ,nowadays the young homies love that stocking hat i fuckyng hate that style ,but only real baby gangstaz wear that old town shirt ,khakies blu chucks are classic but only wont stop can't stop kinna of old ass nigga fresh out would rock it old ass niggas with style would keep it stacey adams but on special occasions ...


hell yeah its all bout the swap meet triple AAA t-shirts the thicker t's that aint shrink like hanes and dont get AS rinkled as them

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Unread postby Qdawg » December 1st, 2006, 6:13 pm

fu*k a style...be yahself...if being yahself consist of what everybody else is wearing then so be it

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Unread postby BlaKK » December 1st, 2006, 6:22 pm

Blue Dickies, Blue or black blank T, Blue silde on Loc's, and a Blue tam for my dreadlocks nigga. All day everyday

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Unread postby Rollin_inmy_SixFo » December 4th, 2006, 9:51 pm

civil_thor wrote:Ok I've looked around a little and haven't seen this one addressed, at least not recently. I know that colors/team logos etc have been discussed, so that's not where I'm going.. I'm more wanting to hear about generic gang style trends going on in SoCal. Khakis, braids, jheri curl, chucks, house shoes, etc have all been common at one time and some of it still is.. Just curious as to what's common across the board? Thanks..


Watcha! I bet you anything the old cholo styles are going to come back in style.

If I say it's in style, I bet all ya'll cats would rock it, from East to West. LOL I keep it underground though and not for commercialism.


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