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All the Brands You Need to Check Out to Level Up Your Streetwear Game

Want to nail that streetwear aesthetic?
All the Brands You Need to Check Out to Level Up Your Streetwear Game
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Want to nail that streetwear aesthetic?

All thanks to Vetements, Off-White, Supreme, and more brands, the fashion world is taking a second look at streetwear style. This style, however, is not just a new fad, mind you. In fact, we first saw its rise to popularity in the '70s and '80s, particularly in the West where surf culture played a key role. Shawn Stüssy, a surfer himself, was one of its early pioneers, and his namesake brand continues to be popular until today, with his aesthetic that primarily underlines art, surfing, and hip-hop.

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The '90s also became the streetwear culture's petri dish, as hip-hop music came to be mainstream, and for some, a way of life. The subculture of surfing and skateboarding also carried out streetwear's easy and relaxed vibe, which we continue to sport until today. Since then, streetwear has become ingrained in our everyday lives. More than a fashion trend, it's a culture that we all share. Now, it's even given a luxury take, further elevating the movement and validating its importance in the world of fashion. 

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Today, the streetwear culture is very much alive and thriving. Even here in the country, this is evident through the many international brands that are locally available, alongside under-the-radar Philippine brands that are simply waiting to be discovered.

How to Pull Off Streetwear Style

There is a certain way to dress up in streetwear that won't make you look like you're trying too hard or make you appear too sloppy. Below, heed these easy tips as your guideline so you can find your own style and make your streetwear aesthetic your own.

1. Luxe fabrics are key.

Streetwear thrives in simplicity and context. If you've nailed down and understood the meaning behind certain pieces already, consider upping the fabric of your simple tees. Look for premium fabrics that will not just level up your outfits but will also last you a long time.

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2. Mind your silhouette.

Structure and fit are two of fashion's trickiest details to ace. It's especially difficult to do when you're aiming for an oversized and loose fit since these can risk looking baggy and ill-fitting. The trick is to just go one size bigger for tees and opt for loose, straight-cut pants but fit true to your waist. Be sure to add a piece that will contrast and balance off the baggy silhouette. Try cropped jackets to start.

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3. When in doubt, keep it simple.

You don't need flashy 'fits to fit in the streetwear culture. Just stick to what feels comfortable to you, silhouette-wise and aesthetically. Trust us, people will know when you're trying too hard! Edit down your look and always dress with intent. Mind where you're going and use your best judgment if this kind of style will be appropriate to wear.

Now that you know how to style yourself, below, we list down 51 of the coolest emerging streetwear brands that you should know now—plus some our recommended tees you can add to your collection!

International Streetwear Brands

Collective boutiques are becoming a trend in Manila today. From luxury brands housed by various boutiques like Univers, Homme et Femme, Distinqt, and more, streetwear brands are also given a common house where you can easily shop a bunch of labels all at once. International brands have found it an easy entry way to reach the local market. We're frequenting boutiques like Akimbo, Cul-De-Sac, and Case Study Atelier where you can find cool and emerging streetwear labels you'll love to have in your closet.

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1. Rhude

Where: Akimbo, Greenbelt 5

2. Fingercroxx

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Where: Case Study Atelier, BGC

3. Jungles Jungles

Where: Case Study Atelier, BGC

4. Chinatown Market

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Where: Case Study Atelier, BGC

5. Pleasures

Where: Case Study Atelier, BGC

6. Tonal

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Where: Case Study Atelier, BGC

7. The Quiet Life

Where: Case Study Atelier, BGC

8. The Damn Tokyo

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Where: Case Study Atelier, BGC

9. Forgotten Youth Supply

WhereThe Good Neighborhood

1o. GDCS

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Where: Akimbo, Cul-De-Sac

11. Wood Wood

Where: Akimbo, Cul-De-Sac

12. X-Large

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Where: Akimbo, Cul-De-Sac

Local Brands

The local fashion scene is brimming with budding streetwear designers waiting to be discovered. Some brands below have made noise online—like Don't Blame the Kids, Thy Origins, Proudrace, SYF, and more—for their unique pieces that are contextualized to the Filipino society, thus adding a local flair to their clothes. With their witty yet insightful and creative take on local streetwear, we're seeing an influx of brands that document today's times through cool tees distinct from international brands. Today, we find hubs like Cubao Expo, Escolta, and Makati where these up-and-coming brands are stocked.

13. Don't Blame the Kids

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Wheredbtkco.com

14. Support Your Friends

Where: syf.ph

15. THE

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Wheretheclothing-twpm.com; Unit 4A, Cubao Expo

16. Thy Origins

WhereThe Good Neighborhood

17. Proudrace

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Where: proudrace.com

18. The Twelfth House

Wherewww.thetwelfthhouse.com

19. WSH

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Where: Case Study Atelier, BGC

20. Based Bastard

Where: Case Study Atelier, BGC

21. Nobody Clothing

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Wheremadebyabunchofnobodies.com

22. We Drool Supply Co.

WhereThe Good Neighborhood

23. Enimal

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Whereenimalworldwild.com

24. Hundo Clothing

Where: Hidden Space, Cubao Expo

25. Nick Automatic

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Wherethenogoodcrew.com

26. Trapped Out

WhereThe Good Neighborhood

27. Not Withstanding Us

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Where: wednesdaynu@gmail.com

28. Complicit

WhereHidden Space, Cubao Expo

29. KLTRD

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Where: Unit 24, Cubao Expo

30. Renegade 6

WhereHidden Space, Cubao Expo

31. Revere The Risen

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Where: Case Study Atelier, BGC

32. Uplifted

Whereupliftedmnl.com

33. Thank You

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Where: 65 Concept Store, Capitol View Park, Malolos, Bulacan

34. Rua Apparels

Whereruapparels.com

35. Factory

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Wherefactorymanila.com

36. Medium Designwear

Wherefacebook.com/pg/MediumDesignwear

37. Pay Your Dues

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Wherepayyourdues.co

38. Episodes

Whereepisodesupply.co

39. Royalty

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Where: royalty.com.ph

40. Somewhere 1109

Where: Unit 24, Cubao Expo

41. Killing it Daily

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Where: The Good Neighborhood

42. Drone Clothing

Where: Merch Distrct MNL (QC, Malolos, Bulacan, Angeles City, Pampanga)

43. Do Good Co

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Where: The Good Retail, Avanceña St., Molo, Iloilo City

44. Black Verse Co

WhereThe Good Neighborhood

45. Skoop

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Whereskoop.com.ph

46. Brklxx

Wherebrklss.com

47. TCMF

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Where: facebook.com/tkcrmf

48. Momentum Away From Keyboard (MAFK)

Where: Unit 24, Cubao Expo

49. Tomorrow

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Wherefacebook.com/tomorrowlabel

50. Staff Co. Wear

Wherestaffcowear.com

51. Our Tenement

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Whereourtenement.com

 

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