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May 07, 2020 2 min read

In men’s streetwear fashion, trends can quickly come and go. There is one, however, that has been such a hot commodity for years now – the chest rig. Inspired by tactical gear often seen in the military, this accessory adds major style points to any street look.

You have probably seen your favorite stars like Quavo, Rihanna, Post Malone and Kanye West rocking some kind of chest rig or chest pouch. The chest rig phenomenon mixed in men’s streetwear was believed to have started with designer brands like Prada and Louis Vuitton. The runway look was quickly adapted by more mainstream brands, making it more accessible to everyone.

The chest rig has a very distinctive look, which makes it such a bold streetwear accessory. Although it comes in many different styles, all of them mostly have the same structure – adjustable straps worn on the shoulders and back, and a zippered pouch on the chest. The basic chest rig typically has a single pouch on the chest area but there are also other styles that feature multiple pouches.

With a unique look that’s both utilitarian and edgy, the chest rig quickly replaced the backpack in men’s streetwear fashion. It has become THE man bag of the new generation. One of the best things about the chest rig is its functional purpose. It is not only a style accessory, it also does a pretty good job storing and protecting essentials like your phone, wallet and keys.

Here are some tips to help you pull off this accessory:

Wear a plain shirt.

men's streetwear fashion chest rig

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While the chest rig is a versatile piece of accessory, it looks the best when worn with a plain t-shirt. Whenever you are wearing any kind of bold accessory, it is always better to wear it over a blank canvas to make it pop out even more.

Pile on some jewelry.

chest rig men's streetwear fashion

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Take your style up a notch by adding in some edgy jewelry in the mix. Chunky jewelry and maybe even a little bling will give your men’s streetwear look a more interesting finish. We love the finish of silver or white gold pieces on this kind of style. It elevates the whole look without being overboard, keeping everything still cool and casual.

Pair it with other accessories.

men's streetwear chest rig

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The best thing about styling men’s streetwear is you can go a little bit crazy with accessories. Unlike other fashion looks, where accessorizing should be limited, you can wear 3 or more accessories with street style and still look extra cool. Pair your chest rig with a bucket hat, a studded belt, a face mask or all of the above.

Make it even cooler over a jacket.

men's streetwear chest rig with jacket

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Chest rigs are cool with tees but over a jacket, these bags give off the perfect utilitarian aesthetic. Choose nylon or polyester outerwear for that fashion-forward finish that's worthy of the runways.

Earning its status as a signature accessory in streetwear fashion, chest rigs are a must-have for fashion-forward individuals, making it a splurge-worthy piece. Accessories like these have strong staying power, so you can be sure your purchase will last for a long time. See more stylish chest rigs here.

 

 


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