Yes, ’90s street fashion is back in the spotlight and has even evolved into today’s skate clothing. Now you think you’re ready to hit the skate park, yet you feel overdressed (or underdressed). How do you even begin to achieve that effortless skater style?

Here’s a quick guide to skate clothing essentials for men to upgrade your fit.


Hoodies are a staple in skate clothing. While wearing a hoodie alone may seem basic, styling it to perfection gives you an effortless-looking drip. The key to styling a hoodie is layering. Wear a hoodie with a long-sleeved shirt underneath, or a long coat overtop when it’s cold outside.

For a casual outfit for the dog days, you can wear a vibrant cotton shirt underneath your hoodie, your favourite trousers, and a nice pair of low-top sneakers. For a semi-sleek ensemble, you can also pair your hoodie with a button-down shirt or polo peeking from the inside.

Skate Sneakers

Always grab the finest footwear when putting together your skater style. While many brands include skate shoes in their catalogue, you can’t go wrong with the classics.

If you want to nail that authentic skater look, choose shoe brands like Converse and Vans. Low-top sneakers are ideal for a casual look that you can rock daily. If you’re looking for something more retro, you can buy high-top sneakers. As for the colourway of your sneakers, go for black with white accents. You can also add a pop of colour by trying out a red pair of sneakers now and then. Pay attention to the laces; they are a great way to incorporate a pop colour.


When choosing trousers to go with your skate clothing, ditch the skinny jeans. While they flatter your figure, they’re also constricting and impractical for actual skaters. You’ll find that trousers your legs can breathe in are the best option. These pants include straight legs with hems cuffed a few inches above the ankle.

You must also consider whether your trousers have durable and stain-resistant fabric. Another pair of trousers you can put on are cargo pants. When wearing wide-cut pants, you must balance them with a fitted shirt unless the look you want to achieve is a human clothes hanger.

Logo Shirts

One of the tell-tale signs someone is wearing skate clothing is through brand logo shirts. Many popular streetwear brands showcase their logo in their designs. Add some logo shirts to your wardrobe if you value comfort and style.

While streetwear brands often come with a hefty price tag, you can find some labels with shirts and skate clothing at affordable prices. You can find an array of logo shirts that suit your taste at your local skate shop.


Accessories can make or break your entire style, so choose them wisely. Adding a sweet pair of white sports socks, a baseball cap, or a beanie can turn your basic skater style into a cohesive look. You can level up your skater style with a classic wallet chain to bring texture and shine to your fit.

When wearing skate clothing, comfort is the top priority. However, that does not mean wearing cosy streetwear for men looks shabby. You can find a great collection of skater apparel that is stylish yet comfy. Talk about hitting two birds with one stone! Remember to look and feel confident in your fit too.