Longline shirts have been everywhere lately in Los Angeles. If you haven’t seen them, they’re basically long, slouchy tops – sometimes reaching the middle of the wearer’s thighs. The streetwear trend really started a few years ago, when it was popularized through Kanye West and A$AP Rocky, but it’s had surprising staying power.
I suppose the look endures because it’s an easy way to add something edgy to an outfit. When paired with slim, tapered pants, the effect is an interesting play on proportions – even if the look is a little tired at this point. Said shirts often also have interesting hemlines, such as a dropped back or high-cut side vents. I suppose the second is necessary if you actually want to be able to put your hands in your pockets.
Pictured above: one guy with a long, linen pullover shirt, tapered pants, and Nikes. Another with a long, cream hoodie, acid washed joggers, and Air Maxes.
Perhaps a bit more interesting at this point than longline shirts – long outerwear (fishtail parkas, shop coats, etc). Not the most popular option for summer in Los Angeles, although I did see this guy wearing a long, parka-like coat with lots of pockets. Does it count as technical gear? If not, his hoverboard might.