when i was in 8th grade i knew older kids who would frequent these local shops that stocked futura, maharishi, levi stf's, imaginary foundation, vans vault, and all sorts of stuff that i thought was cool. i started copping that stuff too with red envelope money.
hmmm... i was looking for a stussy tee or some shit when i discovered hb in like freshman year of hs. lurked the forums for a bit, but i was more active on KanyeLive and ISS i think, so i didnt really pay the forums any attention until like early 2009. signed up, blah blah.
also in freshman year, i found out about like jpe shit (still remember wanting clot for levis watermelon/supreme leopard print backpack/cdg play chucks so bad lol) from the wealthy hongers that attended my school. lurked hb some more, found some more jpe type stuff, bought a few pieces.
i decided in 10th grade that i shouldnt spend hundreds of dollars at a time on clothing so i chilled lol. found out about like high end denim from hb. bought some nudies (s/o to frank kang) to make denim cutoffs and apc's. which were my last purchase until like this year lol.
but, yeah... i mean, streetwear is lame nowadays. i see kids who look like they belong in gummo on the bus in supreme caps. random lames think theyre the new wave because they reblog closeups of cdg play hearts, etc
nice thread, btw OP