After some time you get to know these people and you start connecting outside of the game, you start talking about your daily life and suddenly the question pops:
"Wait, Wizard, you are a slav?"
Fuck yes I am.
"Shit man, explains a lot. Are you wearing a tracksuit?"
Now this is always a very peculiar assumption.
My immediate answer was "Of course I'm wearing a tracksuit, I'm a slav you moron"
And now discussion ensue and everyone wants to add their opinion on tracksuits, but to be honest, their opinion doesnt matter. Just like Koreans and Estonians are really fucking good at playing videogames, slavs are masters at the art of wearing your tracksuits.
So this is how i got here, time to write a Tracksuit guide on
How to look like a real motherfucking Slav
So, lookin like a real Slav looks easy so far, right? No it's not!
Most western europeans think they can pull off this style and look cool, but no. It's like white guys in the US wearing those retarded NYcaps and shit like that. No one wants to see that.
So up to some clear examples:
this is a perfect example of a standard tracksuit style.
If you are a starter and want a clear goal, this is what you want to achieve at first. Its so Classic, im fairly confident to say if you follow the guidelines this fine young man demonstrates you are on a good way to look like a real slav.
Let's analyze his stlye for a moment:
What we see are classic black track pants with white stripes, matching almost every top. His shoes are fairly standard too. Simple black and comfortable nike or adidas streetwear sport shoes. Now, vsibly his track top is the main feature of his style. Here in deeper Theoretics:
Wearing Tracksuits has 2 simple rules regarding Top and Pants:
1.) They are matching/bought in a set
2.) The Top is the main feature
As we see the young individual in the picture chose a more Top centered style.
After reading this, you might think you could jsut wear the same stuff he wears and be done, right?
There is more to being a sick slav, than just wearing a tracksuit. I'd like to focus on his head, especially the hair. What is there to focus about? Exactly, not much. The classic slav hairstyle is short and by short i mean into the Millimeters.
Alcohol or Cigarettes are a fine accessoire, always matching every tracksuit.
And there is nothing more to say, classic, tough brilliant, he looks exactly like a slav should look like.
PART 2: What Tracksuit?
Most people would expect me to make a tracksuit brand tier list at this moment and I'll deliver one, but tracksuit tiers change from region to region. Here is the one i grew up with and still follow to this day:
Top Tier: Kappa, Umbro
Good Tier: Adidas
Ok Tier: Nike and everything else
What can you notice on this tier list? Spot-On, there is no "Garbage" or "Shit" Tier. Why? Because there is no "Shit" Tracksuit Brand, its just that Kappa and Umbro are actually the best ones. Adidas is ranked in between those and the ok Tier, as it has the black/gold tracksuit which is fairly popular in a lot of eastern european countries, but besides that, they lack the basic strength of Umbro and the fashionable style Kappa reflects.
PART 3: Footwear?
What Shoes do i wear Wizard? Well thats not that hard either, my friend. Every running to street style shoe from Nike, Adidas, Puma and others is completely acceptable. Besides the usual norms, recent switchups seen on russian tracksuit wearers promoted wearing dress shoes with your tracksuit.
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I would not recommend doing that as a starter, it's a dificult style to use ona daily basis and it might provoke other tracksuit wearers, as its a new style, breaking the old rules of standard.
And believe me, we slavs are very bound to our old traditions.
Another advanced footwear technique is using your socks to stuff in your track pants into. This style is often seen in combination with low sneakers int eh summer and high sneakers in the winter. This style is really difficult to wear and not even all slavs can use it properly.
The "Track Pants in Socks" Style is also used extensively in the turkish and pakistani tracksuit scene.
So after going through this roughly written Tracksuit Guide/Rant/Whatever, I'm jsut going to briefly talk about why slavs look so good in tracksuits.
We just have style. You can't deny it, Slavs look amazing and not many other ethnic groups can do the same + Show Spoiler +
Respect to my Middle Eastern Bros and all Eastern Europeans out there!
What is the secret behind that?
Its Passion. Slavs love Tracksuits. This fine young serbian even went so far to make a song about Tracksuits changing his life:
THCF Trenerka Stil
And that shows, that with Passion, everything in life is achievable.
More Pics displaying fine taste in Tracksuits by Slavs:
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EDIT1: added vids and pics