"I always thought that style was more important than fashion. Few are those who imposed their style while fashion makers are so numerous."
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent
Behind YSL's words we can see that style and fashion are two different things. We can be a fashion addict without style an against-fashion with style.
I would like to find out what's your Style, whatever it is : Rocker, Mod, Hip hop, Classic, British or Italian etc ... and to take the risk first, i would like to start with my favorite one : The Cholo Style. Who's gonna be next ...
Look like a Cholo. To do this you'll need to buy yourself some Cholo clothes. Buy Dickies. Get them two sizes larger than you would usually wear. For example:if your 32x30,get your pants 34x30. Get Dickies double knee and a little bigger. Pants colors should be: khaki, black, blue, navy, grey, or brown. Also, wear knee-high white socks with a pair of khaki shorts. The shorts should be baggy enough to reach the ankles or you will end up looking like a soccer player.
Buy some plain tee's, striped polo's, and some short sleeved button shirts. Shirts don't need to be too big, but you can wear bigger shirts if you want to, if you do make sure there two sizes bigger than you wear. Colors for shirts: black, blue, dark green, white, grey, brown, and beige. Also, invest in lowrider brand clothing and in the winter wear plaid flannel jackets. When wearing the flannel shirt make sure it matches the dickies and shoes. Button the very top two buttons only. Also buy Solo Semore brand clothing and a black beanie pulled over your eyes.
Make sure that your shoes do not slip off easily, you should be able to run without worrying about them slipping off. Get some tight shoes like Lugz, Cortezes or Vans. Make sure you get a wide variety of colors to go with your clothes. Usually a white pair of Cortezes and a black pair of Vans works well.
Get in shape. A Cholo has to be able to run, jump and look good for the ladies, so do at least 50 push-ups and 50-100 sit-ups a day.
Talk like a Cholo. This means talk Spanglish (mixing Spanish and English words in sentences). Say a few words in English then a few words in Spanish or vise versa. Also add "vato" or "foo" AND "WAY" or "ese" to the end of your sentences. When speaking English use a Spanish accent. Also don't say some words completely. When you're shouting out to your homies, say "hoye carnal", "horale vato", "simon ese", "whats up homes", "this is firme homie", and "simon que si". If you have a girl call her your hiyna or your sancha. Call other girls mihiga. These don't really mean anything specific, but be sure to use a Spanish accent.