Influencer Spotlight: Brooklyn Cloth's Streetwear Favorites
What does streetwear even mean in 2023?
This question can be difficult to answer because of the variety of styles that are associated with the term. If we look back in time, preferably in the mid-‘90s, we can see that many artists such as Jay-Z, Tupac, Biggie Smalls, and Dapper Dan, just to name a few, paved the way for what we consider to be modern-day streetwear. Though decades later as the fashion industry evolved into the next century, streetwear has progressed into having many faces that the public associates it with, and many have become enthusiasts of the style.
This is why we want to share with you Brooklyn Cloth’s Top 10 Male Influencers who are enthusiastic about streetwear but infuse it with their unique personal flair.
Based in the NJ/NY area, Denny Balmaceda is most distinctively known for his mixture of menswear with contemporary and streetwear elements. This infusion of streetwear keeps his style current and urban but also stays true to the classic pieces that can on associated with this style.
He often adds street-inspired clothing items like graphic tees, hoodies, bomber jackets, and distressed denim to his looks. However, if you want to rock a classic bomber just like Denny, our both great choices for an affordable take on a classic bomber that will have you feeling just as cool as Denny.
Justin Livingston is widely recognized for his influential presence in the fashion and lifestyle blogging sphere. By first starting out his personal fashion blog in his home state of Mississippi, he later ventured out into New York City where he further expanded his style and hasn’t left.
His style often leans towards minimalism and neutral colors with pieces that can be easily mixed and matched to create endless amounts of looks. Whether it’s a classic white tee or cargo pants, he values high-quality wardrobe basics that fit him perfectly, enhancing his overall appearance. This is why our Zip Detail Buckle Pocket Twill Cargo Joggers are an excellent piece to have in your wardrobe so you can combine them with any top of your choosing.
Allen Onyia is a fashion entrepreneur, influencer, and creative director of True Religion Brand Jeans. Allen has a strong presence on social media platforms, where he shares his personal style, fashion insights, and lifestyle content all through taking mirror selfies to show is followers his outfits. His online presence has helped him connect with a wide audience interested in fashion and streetwear.
His style often contains heavy layering and accessorizing to make his outfits stand out. This includes pieces like hoodies, graphic T-shirts, sneakers, and sporty accessories. With these components, we think our Bull Denim Workwear Jackets would be perfect to recreate one of Allen’s looks. Wearing it up, down, in layers, or simply wearing it by itself will have you feeling like Allen in no time.
Now, we don’t choose favorites between basics and statement pieces. It would be like asking who your favorite child is. Though we can’t tell you about our preference on this matter, we do have a favorite influencer who we think does prints and statement pieces right.
George Myrie, also known as Stuylin, is a content creator based in New York City and is mostly seen posting videos of his day-to-day outfits. In these videos, he has demonstrated what it is to rock statement pieces on a day-to-day basis. From colorful print pants to graphic button-down shirts, colors and patterns do not fall short on George’s radar.
First making headways in the modeling industry, Lucky Blue has an impressive portfolio. Lucky Blue's career took off when he was just 12 years old, and since then, he has graced the covers of numerous prestigious fashion magazines, walked the runways for the most renowned designers, and become a sought-after face for high-end campaigns.
Though the clothes that Lucky wears on the runway are ravishing, the 25-year-old has impeccable style himself, both on and off the catwalk. His fashion sense extends beyond the high-fashion world, making him a true style icon for many. He's often spotted in tailored suits that showcase his tall and lean frame, combining sharp lines with unexpected details that add a touch of individuality to his outfits. His penchant for mixing and matching colors, textures, and patterns showcases his fearless approach to fashion.
Based in New Jersey, Phil Cohen credits himself with a style that has classic roots with modern simplicity. Noticed for combining fashion and illusion together, Phil Cohen created a unique film style where he intertwined picking out an outfit and illustrious film sketches and creating them into one.
Though first started by posting pictures of his daily outfits laid out on the floor to his Instagram, Cohen gained a significant following by demonstrating his casual looks that included neutral color palettes, simple silhouettes, and always a navy baseball cap. His videos serve many to see what staples we must have in our closet while being lighthearted simultaneously.
Born and raised in Southern California, Adam Gallagher gained popularity in the fashion and lifestyle blogging scene through his blog "I AM GALLA," which he launched in 2009. Since then, he has continued to share his personal style on Instagram where he has over a million followers.
He occasionally rocks monochrome outfits, where he wears different shades of the same color from head to toe and isn’t scared to wear denim on denim. This adds an air of sophistication to his style. Though his style is mostly filled with staple pieces, he also incorporates elements of streetwear into his looks. This might include graphic tees, sneakers, and bomber jackets.
Known for his countless runway walks and high-profile fashion campaigns, Luka Sabbat is an American actor/model who is known for his role as Luca Hall on the sitcom show Grown-ish. Aside from acting, has gained respect in the industry for his distinctive sense of style and is considered a fashion influencer. He often showcases his unique fashion choices on social media platforms and is regarded as a style icon by many.
Luka Sabbat's influence extends far beyond the runway and television screen. With his effortlessly cool and avant-garde fashion sense, he has become a trendsetter and a source of inspiration for fashion enthusiasts worldwide. His ability to seamlessly blend streetwear with high fashion, coupled with his fearless experimentation, has earned him a dedicated following and collaborations with renowned fashion houses. Luka's style can best be described as eclectic and boundary-pushing, constantly pushing the envelope of what's considered fashionable.
With his picture-perfect Instagram feed, Deon Hilton is for sure one of our favorite style icons. Using photography as a medium to demonstrate his sense of style, Deon captures many hearts with his touching pictures. He can often be seen wearing monochromatic outfits or layering pieces together to create his perfect outfit.
Nonetheless, it is not how Deon is dressing but how he is representing his style to us and the world around him. His style becomes a form of self-expression, a canvas through which he communicates his identity and values, leaving a lasting impression on those who encounter it. It's a reminder that fashion is not just about clothing; it's a powerful means of conveying one's inner self to the outside world. Which is why we believe him to be one of the best-dressed influencers out there.
Kristijan Todorovski, better known as itsrovski on Instagram, is an upcoming model and someone who we think has a killer sense of style. Kristijan shows off his variation of looks in single still video posts showing his outfit for the day. Going from puffers all the way to well-tailored pants, Kristijan’s fashion choices are both eclectic and trendsetting. He effortlessly transitions from cozy puffers to impeccably tailored pants, showcasing his versatility in style.
Kristijan's Instagram account has become a source of inspiration for fashion enthusiasts, as he not only shares his daily outfit choices but also offers valuable fashion tips and insights. Kristijan is undoubtedly a rising star in the world of fashion, and we're excited to see him continue to make waves in the industry.