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Five Standard Looks DJs Typically Wear to Work

DJ Experience, News | Sep 09, 2016   

Five Standard Looks DJs Typically Wear to Work

There’s no denying that a “DJ uniform” exists. We decided to take a look at five typical outfits that DJs wear behind the booth. Whether you play music in the club, on the radio, or in your bedroom, each type of DJ seems to have a favorite look. Do any of these describe you?

Club DJ

typical-club-dj-outfit
Under Armour Men’s Sportstyle Jogger Pant $54.99, Retro Fashion Bold Thick Geek Square Horn Rimmed Glasses $9.99 at jet.com, H&M Men’s Long T-Shirt $17.99, Beats Executive Over the Ear Headphone in Black $299.95, Nike Free Trainer 1.0 Bionic $149.99.

 

  • Black joggers to “run the track”
  • Thick “nerdy” glasses that make them look cooler
  • Long black t-shirt with jagged edges
  • A standard pair of Beats by Dre, in black of course
  • All black Nikes to complete the look

 

Music Producer

typical-music-producer-outfit
Avianne Jewelers 10K Yellow Gold Men’s Miami Cuban Chain $4,205, Frost NYC Big Jesus Piece $2,615, Rolex Day-Date Champagne Dial 18K Yellow Gold President Automatic Men’s Watch $44,250, Wilsons Leather Black Rivet Leather Cycle Jacket w/ Hooded Storm Collar $315, Versace Baroque Men’s T-Shirt $500, Dolce & Gabanna Sunglasses DG2151 $580, iPhone 7 $649, Bally Dress Leather Ankle Boots $550, G-Star Occotis 3301 Slim Jeans $240.

 

  • Thick gold chain and/or impressive diamond piece
  • Shiny, gold watch that costs more than a new sedan
  • Leather jacket inspired by The Ramones
  • Designer t-shirt they either got for free or spent way too much on
  • Mirrored shades to help avoid eye contact with groupies
  • Latest smartphone, which they use 90% of the time
  • Supple leather boots that embody a big paycheck
  • A pair of G-Star Denim jeans

 

Radio DJ

typical-radio-dj-outfit
Levi’s Men’s 501 Customized and Tapered Jeans $115.60, UO Buffalo Shadow Plaid Flannel Button-Down Shirt $49, Radiohead Radio on Head Men’s T-Shirt $12.95 at fruugo.com, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox $50.

 

  • Non-descriptive jeans for the casual work environment
  • Standard plaid flannel shirt for when the studio gets chilly
  • Rock tee from a band that peaked over 20 years ago
  • Same kind of shoes they wore in high school

 

Scratch DJ

DesignByHumans DJ Scratch (The Remix) Men’s T-Shirt by Gloopz $24, Zazzle Old School DJ Record Player Hat $18.95, Adidas Neo Raleigh 9TIS High Top Sneaker $79.99, Numark PT101 Scratch Portable Turntable with DJ Scratch Switch $99, Thrasher Magazine Logo Zip Hood in Gray $49.95, Kohl’s Men’s Urban Pipeline Relaxed-Fit Jeans $36.
DesignByHumans DJ Scratch (The Remix) Men’s T-Shirt by Gloopz $24, Zazzle Old School DJ Record Player Hat $18.95, Adidas Neo Raleigh 9TIS High Top Sneaker $79.99, Numark PT101 Scratch Portable Turntable with DJ Scratch Switch $99, Thrasher Magazine Logo Zip Hood in Gray $49.95, Kohl’s Men’s Urban Pipeline Relaxed-Fit Jeans $36.

 

  • T-shirt expresses a love of scratching records
  • An optional hat that points out the superiority of vinyl
  • Latest trendy sneakers from massive shoe collection
  • Portable turntable for scratch routines on the go
  • Hooded sweatshirt that displays a secondary love of skateboarding
  • Jeans from Kohl’s because they’re “frugal”

 

Wedding DJ

typical-wedding-dj-outfit
Topman Black Slim Fit Suit $250, Bloomingdales Gingham Dress Shirt $79, Bicycle Skinny Tie $25 at ties.com, Boss C-Huver Loafer $245.

 

  • A sleek suit that won’t outshine the groom’s
  • Button-up, collared shirt to wear under the blazer
  • Skinny tie with a hip pattern that implies uniqueness
  • Patent leather dress shoes that tie the outfit together

 

So, if you’re stumped on what to wear to that next DJ booking, this handy guide should help. Let us know what you think about each look. Are the stereotypes true? Leave us your comments below. 


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