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The Ultimate Guide To ‘Basic Bro’ Fashion Around The World

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Found on AskReddit.

USA

“Basic white guys in the US wear:
• New Balance shoes
• Gap/Levi’s jeans
• Band T-shirt
• College hoodie.”

JoeFalchetto


United Kingdom

“In the UK I’d say those tight jeans/chinos that stop at the ankle, extra-long white T-shirt that goes past the butt and hair that’s too short on the sides and too long in the top.”

GdJk


United Kingdom, cont.

“In the U.K. at least: undercuts, air maxes, and overuse of the word ‘sesh.’”

nexusSigma


England

“Hopping over the pond:
• England football shirt
• Matalan or George Jeans
• buzzcut
• grey hoodie
• can of Heineken or Steller.”

Lux-Vertas


Scotland

“Here in Glasgow you just need to go to your local Nando’s to see the fuckery of basicness in guys:
• Quiff/undercut/topknot hairstyle or ball cap of an American sports team they’ve never heard of. Usually backwards sitting too high on the forehead.
• Ripped knee skinny jeans or joggers.
• Bomber jacket with neutral color T-shirt underneath.
• White New Balance trainers or huaraches.
• Don’t get me wrong, dress how you want but it’s cringey to seem them all dress the exact same fucking way.”

BerticusBersht


Australia

“In Australia I’d say it would be a singlet, board shorts and thongs.”

PM_Me_nudiespls


Canada #1

“Canada: roots sweatpants or chinos with timberlands and a plaid shirt with a beanie. Bonus points for a bubble vest from like Columbia or North Face.”

lemonylol


Canada #2

“In Canada: backwards hat, lifted truck, Tapout shirt.”

ibanezmelon


Canada #3

“In Canada it’s a flannel shirt, a pack of MacDonald’s smokes, poutine, toque, and a 2-4.”

crazymoon


Rural Canada

“In rural Canada it’s khaki pants, AEO T-shirts, and a Bass Pro Shop hat.”

noblecaravanco


New York City

“I got this, here is the NYC fuckboi starter package:

Vape Herschel bag Canada Goose down jacket Daniel Wellington watch Ray-Ban Clubmasters Adidas track pants, notably Tiro 15s Any sort of Nike/Adidas athletic shoes Supreme/Adidas hat Latest iPhone Adidas in general J Crew vneck LV wallet. Did I forget to mention Adidas?”

youbetrayedme


Suburban New York

“Here in suburban New York, the answer is Vineyard Vines. Everyone tries so hard to appear as if they or their parents own a yacht. It’s pretty funny. Oh, and also Timbs! Apparently those are unironically back now.”

Kibby45


Utah

“In Utah, its a beard, flat brim hat, lifted Dodge diesel. Bonus for KCCO, Ragnar or elk/deer hunting decal on the back window.”

sauerpatchkid


Arkansas

“The actual answer here is a ‘DMND’ brand stupid black shirt that was 50 dollars and has a diamond on the front, a backwards hat, long stupid cargo shorts and vans. That’s what basic is I live in Arkansas and see this I’ve seen it everywhere it’s an epidemic and it’s much more basic than frat dress.”

ANUS_THRASHER_69


Midwest

“Middle-aged Midwestern version: football jersey, baseball hat 24/7, white guy shaved head to disguise receding hairline, dad jeans, white New Balance, some configuration of a goatee to try and define your double chin. This is my dating pool and this is 99% of the profile pictures on OKCupid. I don’t think I could tell most of the guys apart side by side in a lineup.”

LadyGingerGiant


Montana

“In Montana it’s stone-washed jeans with decorative stitching, white long sleeve shirt, and a North Face vest. Shoes can vary.”
ASHart


Southern California

“SoCal version: Sublime T-shirt, tight jeans, boat shoes.”
atglobe


Southern California, cont.

“Southern Cali -> High top classic vans, Nike ankle socks pulled up, khaki/chino shorts, a black or white T-shirt, and a black baseball cap. It’s like a uniform around here it seems.”
homesweetocean


West Virginia

“In W.Va., it’s a Cabela’s baseball cap with a fishing hook in it.”
Shishkahuben


The South

“Depends on the location: Southern beach basic boys wear Guy Harvey shirts, chubbies, and boat shoes.”
dbirdflyshi


Redneck Country

“Where I live there’s two basic guy groups: the bro and the redneck, then the normal guys.

Bro: Nike shirt/hoodie/windbreaker, athletic shorts or rock revival pant, Nike sandals or vans both with black Nike socks. With sunglasses and water bottle.

Redneck: Carhartt or Ben Davis shirt/hoodie/coat, wrangler jeans or Carhartt work pants, cowboy or work boots. With pocket knife and chew/smokes. I fall into this group.”
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