Fashion for teen lads is all about the right labels and looks
If you thought teenage girls were fussy about their clothes, then you clearly haven’t had much to do with their male counterparts.
Teen boys are notoriously picky when it comes to what they are seen in. Not any old hoodie or shoes will do. We are talking labels here. Parents beware, buy the wrong one and the offending item is likely to never make it out of its bag or box.
At the high end, they wear Rick Owens, Helmut Lang and Hood By Air with a swagger and carefully choreographed nonchalance, and upload images to their Instagram pages.
These looks however, can be replicated from high street stores.
Teen boys are great at taking a “look” or trend and making it their own. Creative flourishes and a touch of inspiration can turn high street into high fashion and comfy casual into urban cool.
Labels like Burberry have also been savvy enough to plug into the teen boy market – Brooklyn Beckham’s young brother, Romeo, was recently the face of the brand.Expect more designers to jump on the bandwagon as they realise today’s young male fashionistas know their brands too.
You can’t go wrong with a hoodie and this one by New York-based streetwear label Hood By Air is hot property at the moment with prices from RO71. Joe Bloggs in Muscat Grand Mall has great cheaper alternatives
As any self-respecting teen boy will know, you’re nothing without a good pair of jeans in the wardrobe. These super skinny dark wash jeans by Aéropostale are currently on sale on their website. Team with on-trend boots or trainers. Check out the branch in Muscat Grand Mall. Prices from RO21
T-shirts can make statements or simply be fun, like this one from H&M from RO2.6, which parodies social media trends. Check local stores for availability. Long tail t-shirts can also give straight tees an added dimension
Beanies are not only for bad hair days, but are also perfect for channelling the urban street look. This Neff daily beanie comes in a range of colours and is soft and lightweight with a slouchy fit. From RO6
Shoes maketh the man and teen boys love American brand Vans, which has been around since the 1960s, but is bigger than ever. This pair of classic T&C Authentic is good with skinny jeans or drop crotch track pants. From RO21
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