Why do people wear Tribal clothing?

Why do people wear Tribal clothing?

Ja’an Shearard, Staff Writer

The clothing line Tribal Clothing originated from a person named Bobby Ruiz who made Tribal street wear on the 20th of November in 1989 with his brother Joey. Both Bobby and Joey started with white T-shirts that they had bought from people on the streets and factories. Bobby wanted use strong graphics that speak for themselves. Most graphics were Aztec and Mayan influenced. This is how they came up with the name Tribal.
There are all kinds of tribes that wear different types of clothing to suit their culture. There is a tribe called the Style tribe or Fashion tribe which focuses on primarily dressing in a distinctive style to show their membership in a group. The term “style tribe” appears to have been coined by anthropologist Ted Polhemus, who analyzed style tribes in terms of the modern primitive and an abandonment of an linear trajectory of progress in fashion. They have many styles such as punks, goths, hip-hop devotees, and ravers.
For example, Native Americans belonging to different tribes had different meanings attached to their clothing. Other items such as beads and pendants were worn not only to look good but they also served other purposes. tribal people would make use of these beads and other expensive stones.
The Alaskan Tlingit tribes would wear clothes printed with animal designs on it. Animals significant to the town, clan or the tribe would be printed on the clothes and tribal people would wear these clothes on special occasions like marriages, celebrating community festivals, etc. Tribal clothing has a lot of meaning to Native Americans and it means different things in different tribes.