30 People Who Have Actually Influenced Men's Style

Prisoners

Visible Influence: Sagging Pants, Shoes Without Laces, Chore Jackets

Sagging pants is supposedly a practice that was adopted from prison culture, where belts weren't given out because they could be used as weapons, and sizes weren't always plentiful. Vans even issued California inmates special shoes with velco closure, and dubbed them the Prison Issues. Cool Hand Luke also showed inmate style at its best, as Paul Newman showed how rad a chore jacket and chambray shirt could look. Besides, the institution also taught us that black and white horizontal stripes (and later on, blaze orange) could look cool, and inspired everyone from Hamburglar to The Beagle Boys from DuckTales.

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