Have you heard of the emos and f-boys? Well, they were a trend. After them came the e-shays and adlays. And finally, the Eboys who are originators of the Eboy style, a bid fashion trend— and TikTok is primarily to blame for their fame.
The Eboy style has managed to get its way into the wardrobes of many celebrities like Billie Eilish, Grimes, Doja Catare, who are recognized for their subversive fashion taste and continue to gather cult-like followers worldwide. The eboy style offers a darker look in comparison to the softboy style.
Read below for everything you need to know about this style.
Let’s look at some of the trending Eboy Styles
Eboy Style 1
One of the most popular Eboy outfit is the Oversized T-shirts, Black Pants, Boots or converse, and Jean Chain.
You can also up this look by wearing a vertically-striped collared shirt with a white t-shirt and black trousers. Finish this look with a layered jewelry and a chain belt.
Eboy Style 2
Timothee Chalamet is an excellent example of celebrity Eboy style, both on and off-screen. His signature floppy curls and fashion-forward red carpet looks have captured the attention of millions on social media.
He can be seen wearing a Striped T-Shirt, Black Jeans, and Vans. You can even find elements of his Eboy style on screen in his leading role in Beautiful Boy.
Eboy Style 3
When it comes to dressing, Eboy clothes encompasses streetwear and skatewear brands. We’re talking about an Oversized T-Shirt, a Long T-shirt underneath, blue jeans and vans.
Most Eboys frequently put on streetwear and skatewear brands like Thrasher, Nike, Off-White, and Rick Owens. Many get these unique and rare clothing at thrift stores and vintage shops. Some add DIY touches like distressing and bleach dying.
Eboy Style 4
Another fave Eboy outfit is the Baggy Jumper, T-Shirt, Black Jeans, and Converse.
For a quick cold-weather-appropriate outfit, layer a collared button-up under a crewneck sweatshirt and pair it with cuffed trousers—style with black sneakers or oxfords and white tube socks.
Eboy Style 5
One of the most famous Eboy outfits is wearing a Puffy jacket, Plain T-shirt, Jeans, and Vans. You can also add a chain wallet or belt, white tube socks, and a pair of checkerboards or black/white vans.
The clothing items of an Eboy’s wardrobe include:
- Oversized T-shirts
- Long-sleeve striped T-shirts
- Crewneck jumpers
- Slim denim jeans
- Black joggers
- White tube socks
- Checkered/ black Vans shoes
- Chain wallet
- Leather Belt
Other alternative Eboy outfits can include trendier items like;
- Gothic cargo pants
- Padlock necklaces
- Chipped black nail polish
- Striped long-sleeved shirts
- Loose-legged pants being an Eboy staple
Jewelry for Eboys
Dressing like an Eboy means dressing in chain belts, chunky rings, and pierced ears.
Eboys also wear trendier items like gothic cargo pants, padlock necklaces, chipped black nail polish, and perhaps even draw a teardrop on their cheek with eyeliner.
Hairstyles for Eboys
It should be noted that the whole ‘Eboy’ idea is to embrace your true self, and it starts directly from the top. Nevertheless, coloring adds a more profound influence of the style to your look, but it’s not a condition. You have to emphasize the pattern and texture of your hair.
What is an Eboy?
An Eboy is a youth subculture popular among young men who are stylishly chic, inspired by anime, goth and semi-emo fashion. The Eboy look first emerged online in 2018. By 2019, the aesthetic had gained widespread popularity on TikTok, a video-based social media platform popular among Gen Z audiences.
On TikTok, trends come and go. But a phenomenon that has carried on longer than most fashions is the Eboy style. The name can be regarded as “electronic boy,” and the outfit influence is sometimes referred to as an expression of progressiveness in fashion and gender politics among the male gender.
Sexuality and gender fluency are commonly expressed within the subculture, with Eboys showing themselves as more feminine. They like wearing makeup and shaving their facial hair to appear less manful.
And due to the development of the ideal male attractiveness from being masculine to being more effeminate, Eboys accept their timidity/vulnerability and broadcast these styles to the world via social media.
True Eboy style includes things that are more than just your clothing. It’s a lifestyle, so much that you’ll see some guys sport the same long, flowy hairstyle. Due to its K-Pop influences, it’s also famous among the trend’s followers to bleach or color their hair.
Most Eboys are associated with “Sad Boy” music, a defined grouping of musicians who often compose music influenced by their depression and lack of concern that overlaps with emo rap.
You can’t talk about Eboys and forget people like the late Lil Peep, Yungblud, Timothee Chalamet, Chase Hudson, Bryce Hall, and Josh Richards.
Fun Fact: The popularity of the Eboy style came to the spotlight following the untimely death of rapper Lil Peep who influenced the beginnings of this subculture. Timothee Chalamet is also an example of a celebrity Eboy on and off-screen.
His king-size t-shirts and cuffed pants, signature floppy curls, and red carpet looks have gotten the attention of millions of social media fans and are the stereotypical Eboy outfits.
What Exactly is Eboy Style?
The Eboy outfits and fashion are inspired by several preceding subcultures, fashion trends, and the shape of entertainment that includes emo, scene, goth, skater culture, hip-hop, anime, BDSM, and late’ 90s–’20s fashion.
Attributes of this style include loose-fitted thrift clothing such as an oversized jumper, monochromatic pieces, and band/graphic merchandise layered over long-sleeved striped shirts. This style goes with accessories chain necklaces, wallet chains, and dangle earrings.
Some Eboys wear makeup to copy anime; fake freckles, eyeliner, light contour, and nail polish are also common. Eboy outfits are a mix of elements, both casual and formal dressing. The main elements of an Eboy wardrobe are oversized jumpers, tops and cuffed pants.
The e boys often pair their fits with beat-up Vans or Converse, with which they almost always wear white tube socks, its part of the look. Doc Martens or black leather oxfords also fit into the aesthetic quite well.
You can easily spot an Eboy by the style and fashion he spots. Just because the Tik Tok app is getting banned in some countries like India doesn’t mark the end of the Eboy style.
The Eboy style is here to stay. It may take a modern and more straightforward approach, and some elements may disappear. But overall, some of its concepts will last long as they are timeless pieces.
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