Monday, December 22, 2008

Merch You Can Buy To Make Yourself More Reggaeton

Ok, so some jerk called you out for not knowing what reggaeton was. You said, "Doesn't it have something to do with reggae?" You thought that was a safe answer, but you were wrong. I'm not going to go into the history here, that's what wikipedia is for, but instead show you some items you can buy to look legit.

  1. Hats - Obvious choice. Thanks to the world baseball classic, there are a variety of central american country hats to buy, with the best choice being the PR hat (see Estilio Blanco's post below). There are some variant MLB hats with either a PR/Dominican flag on the brim or side. Pick what you like, the key here is showing Latin America love.
  2. Bandanas - Have you watched the Somos de Calle Remix video? Do that and you realize that bandanas are pretty key. Each guy has his own kind of color scheme with accompanying bandana. There are some sweet wholesale places online so don't let ebay shipping rates stop you. Oh did I mention there are at least FOUR different styles of PR bandana: regular, boricua, chook, and me encanta!
  3. Shades - Some nice designer ones will do, just google around and go fake if you need to. The main thing is that they have some kind of fade on the lens, and if in doubt the rounder the better.
  4. Jeans - Major component of the look. In north america, you would probably call these "douche-bag jeans", but in the land of reggaeton that does not apply. Look for jeans with a subtle stone-washed look, rips are key too. If you can get some rhinestones it wouldn't hurt either.
Optional items: Airsoft guns, Daddy Yankee Shoes, Daddy Yankee Cologne.

-Talento de Victoria

1 comment:

  1. I agree with all of this.

    The hardest part to over come is the jeans and shirts. Reggaeton guys are also into Ed Hardy style stuff (thanks Wisin y Yandel)...I agree with Hats and DY's important to post the perfect way for someone to represent reggaeton without being douchey