There was a time when a significant amount of streetwear brands incorporated political and social commentary into their designs, and this gear resonated with the wearers. If you go through a decent history of streetwear as exhibited by the most memorable products, then you can trace the early messaging and engaged statements giving way to louder, more brash creations that don't approach the politics and societal mores that every streetwear fan deals with on the daily, even if he or she is not (yet) aware. Topics like police brutality, race relations, economic impoverishment, violence, and even spirituality are barely seen in the current arena of streetwear, making engagement with the outside world one of the rarest things in the landscape.