I once mocked gang members and how they wear these solid (usually white or black) t-shirts. It’s not the colors that I have the issue with, it’s that these shirts are over-sized, and almost go down to the knees of these dudes (and sometimes girls) who wear them. I’m supposed to be intimidated by this pajama-esque look?
Anyway, I was walking outside with a friend today in the sun, and he mentioned how he regretted wearing a black t-shirt, and how he was starting to get really hot.
I then started to feel some sympathy for these Los Angeles gang members during summertime —- at least sympathy for those who have to wear black.
In fact, they’re at a disadvantage when it comes to conflicts with other gangs. I mean, if you’re in the midst of some summertime brawls and knife fights, you wanna feel comfortable in your clothes. I think these gang members really oughta switch from these cotton t-shirts to something that breathes more. Perhaps something more meshy? Or maybe switch the gang color to something else, maybe a light pastel of some sort?
LA is fashion-conscious city, so c’mon, can all you designers out there come up with something fashionable and functional for our gang community?