The best Netfits for post quarantine days
The corona situation is slowly cooling down and we start to get back outside. But what should we wear? Quarantine time was streaming time. Many of us spent our days in front of the laptop or TV, watching every single movie and tv show ever produced. How are we supposed to find time to deal with streetwear? During lockdown, the priority of nice clothes became almost non-existent for many. But as professionals, we also notice, when one TV character dresses better than the next. That’s why we proudly present: The best movies and series for your outfit inspiration.
Yannick: »The Wolf of Wall Street«
»The Wolf of Wall Street« tells the story of Jordan Belford, an American broker, who made money hand over fist with (at best semi-legal) stock-market deals in the 1980s. In Hollywood’s rulebook, massive wealth also means massive costumes, but of course we are not interested in the expensive suits, nor the leisure outfit for the relaxed yacht trip, no! We’re only interested in the very scene where JB wears coke-white Nike Cortez sneakers with grey sweatpants and combines it with a simple t-shirt and a legendary denim shirt. In my opinion, this is a great comfy drip to blow your brains out with antique drugs until you are helplessly laying on your back in a clubhouse lobby drooling over yourself. Sounds almost a bit like quarantine in Berlin or Frankfurt’s banking district.
Sebi: »Ferris Bueller’s Day Off«
Basically, »Ferris Bueller’s Day Off« is just a typical 1980s coming-of-age movie. Just with more style. First of all, there’s Ferris, who combines his leopard vest with suit trousers and leather jacket so well that Nike SB dedicated a Dunk High to his outfit in 2008. His best friend Cameron is just as nicely dressed, even though he is quite a douchebag. But his Detroit Red Wings jersey with beige chinos, white tennis socks and leather shoes lets you forget his dorky character.
Yannick: »Sex and the City«
My second choice in this long Corona period is a very, very special series: »Sex and the City«.
I don’t want to get caught up in justifications now why I know the characters around Carrie Bradshaw, their relationships and the New York in “Sex and the City” about as well as the back of my hand. Instead, I recommend that you check out an episode before you ask yourself or us what this has to do with streetwear. No one, I repeat: NO ONE flexes as hard as Samantha Jones. What you’re hunting today as vintage pieces on the (online) flea markets of the world, she already bought in the fucking nineties on noble auctions. So put your Fugazi-Dior bag aside (greetings to Kylie Jenner and @diln_) and treat yourself to »Sex and the City«!
With the story about mob boss Tony Soprano and his two families, HBO created a true masterpiece in the late 1990s. Fashion highlights can be found with his children as well as with the crime family, which he runs from his strip club in New Jersey. Matching the portrayed era, his son Anthony Jr. rocks band and wrestling shirts which would break your favorite vintage collectors’ necks. But especially the outfits of the mafiosi are always on point. Apart from the tailor-made suits, the six seasons offer a unfuckwitable selection of velour tracksuits, leather jackets and short-sleeved shirts. For the fashion connoisseur in me, the drama offers enough inspiration for all four seasons of the year, but even brands like Stussy and Supreme have often drawn inspiration for their pieces in the style of the characters.
Yannick: »Fresh Prince of Bel Air«
Surprise: A COOLumn about styles in series and movies and the »Fresh Prince of Bel Air« is in it. Apart from the fact that Complex already dedicated an extensive article to the outfits in the show seven years ago, it must be acknowledged once again for this decade: Will Smith is the undisputed king of streetwear in film and television, even after all this time. I can’t think of anyone ad hoc (what a hot word) who is as variable and yet as slick as Willy from Philly. Nobody rocks the flattop like him, nobody masters the pattern mixing game as outrageously casual as he does. Even at the risk of causing controversy in the editorial department: Name one character from the last 20 years who has given less clothing and color f*cks than Will Smith (of course the fictitious one! What happens on »Hitch the Date Doctor« in terms of swag or the lack of it, is simply suppressed at this point).
For fans of Nike, Starter and Ralph Lauren, »Friends« is a must watch The typical style that characterized New York in the 1990s is omnipresent in the show. Wide chinos, Polo Sport and iconic Nike silhouettes as far as the eye can see. No wonder, since Rachel Greene first works at Bloomingdales before she is later hired by Ralph Lauren, who even has a cameo in the show. In one episode I even saw an outfit reminiscent of one I had worn a short time before watching it: Ross Geller’s yellow and blue rugby shirt in combination with the Nike Air Max 98 Tour Yellow was ahead of its time.
With this small but nice list we will now release you back into this sort of quarantine (or hopefully even into the blooming nature out there), knowing that you are prepped. If you work your way through the streaming service of your choice, you’re guaranteed to have enough outfit inspirations for summer, fall and basically the rest of the year! This is what we stand for.
XOXO, Sebi & Yannick