When you (eventually) stop gaming to see the outside world every once in awhile, you might notice that everyone tends to dress the same. Sure, you may have your corporate dudes in suits or slackers in jeans and a hoodie, but there you'll see your fair share of guys with cuffed jeans, pom beanies, and a collection of Carhartt jackets and Penfield vests. 

Yeah, we’re talking about those guys, the guys that follow trends every season. Following style trends don't just fall on the real world, though. Even without looking up at your screen you can find people that are setting new trends.

There has been a shift in how heroes in games are portrayed as well as a shift in how they dress. The 2% body fat, jacked up, huge jawed heroes are long gone, and they took their loin clothes with them (to everyone’s benefit). Video game heroes tend to look more like the common man and dress like that man as well. All it took was one character to change the style entirely.

We checked out who started the trends and who flipped the script on everyone in our list of 15 Video Game Style Trendsetters


Written by Obi Anyanwu (@obianyanwu)