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Stereotypes in Clothing Different styles and brands of clothing can be linked to different groups or cliques of people It seems that the stereotypes related to the groups or cliques have become a stereotype of the clothing Styles ranging from baggy to preppy to relaxed fit can be found all over the place and stereotypes have found their way into just about every style of clothing worn For example the hippys from the 60s wore their tie-die shirts bell bottom pants and were thought to be druggie losers These hippies are the same people holding high positions in major corporations today Where did the stereotypes of the hippies during the 60s come from Ive spoken to people who say they had their hippy days and most point to the same source The stereotypes came because the style was different from the norm Just because they didnt fit in with the definition of what was thought to be someone on their way to success So if theyre not on their way to success they must losers Stereotypes have even been pinned to certain brand names In most clubs on the west coast certain brands arent aloud to be worn due to possible gang relation Some of the brands that found their stereotypes to be gang related are Carhart blue or red Nike and even Nautica Brands that Im sure a lot of people not involved with gangs have in their closets However large signs in front of the entrance explain you wont be let in the club if wearing any of these brands These stereotypes have also affected some high schools in California where some brands are banned from campus Stereotypes seem to start out as opinions of a large portion of the group that wear the style and then get labeled to anyone else who is seen wearing the same style Stereotypes in clothing have also attached
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