You can tell when someone is trying to fit the "surfing lifestyle". i see it all the time in highschool. there is actually a difference in clothes. for instance, they shop at pacsun and zumies, and companies like billabong, quiksilver, oneill, hurley, rvca, ect. don't send the same stuff as core surf shops. You can easily tell http://shop.pacsun.com/guys/tees/Sub...ro?colorCd=030 that is a poser hurley, wannabee surfer t-shirt that they think is cool. Here is another hurley t-shirt that is actually cool, https://shop.hurley.com/product/one-...1957.cfm?did=0. They would never have the one and only shirt at a pacsun, instead they sell corny, graffti shirts that are tacky, pretty much a watered down clothing line for everyone else.
I like that the companies do that and not sell their core stuff to disgraces like pacsun.
Soo many kids in my high school rep this corny clothing with american eagle, listen to rebelution (a white raggae band) , try to longboard, and wear volcome hats and dc shoes. Its terrible.
What happens if you just like pac sun clothing and you surf too? pac sun has some cool stuff. Hollister on the other hand, is a much different story. Plus if you get that shirt that's at pac sun at a local surf shop, its usually $5-15 more expensive. I got a bunch of shirts off the sale rack at pac sun for $2.50-5 that are pretty sweet.