A few years ago, the term scum was used to describe the worst offenders in Dublin’s “dirty” streetwear scene.
Now the term is being used to refer to any garment worn by streetwear fans who don’t live in the city.
“Dublin is a very big city and it is really difficult to find anything on sale in shops that are not run by people from the city,” said Tania Naughton, a 21-year-old student.
I don’t know what else to wear, I think it’s the scums that bother me.”””
A lot of the scum clothing I buy from streetwear shops are actually pretty good, it’s just that the quality of them is much worse than what I would buy for myself.”
I don’t know what else to wear, I think it’s the scums that bother me.””
“When you go to a streetwear shop, it is a little bit like a nightclub and the vibe is always different.”””
I can’t really describe the vibe of a shop that is run by someone who looks like me. “
When you go to a streetwear shop, it is a little bit like a nightclub and the vibe is always different.”
“I can’t really describe the vibe of a shop that is run by someone who looks like me.
It’s a bit strange.”
Dublin’s most notorious scum shops have been the infamous O’Connor’s, the O’Connells, the Molloy’s and the Vogue.
The three shops are notorious for their reputation for having a range of scum, which is usually cheap, but not necessarily bad.
However, some of the clothes in the collections are actually made from scum.
Dublin resident and scum shop aficionado, Tania said the scamps have a lot to answer for.
“Most of the stuff that I buy is from street wear and they have made a lot of money from it, but there are a lot that I don´t really like,” she said.
“Sometimes it’s because it’s a new brand and they don’t have the name recognition, but they make it as good as they can.”
It is kind of a sad state of affairs that the scamp industry in Dublin is so heavily dominated by the people who sell scum,” she added.
Dublins scum market has become increasingly competitive with the likes of New York and London.
“We have more shops than New York, London, and Paris combined.””
There’s been a lot more competition for clothes in Dublin,” she explained.
“We have more shops than New York, London, and Paris combined.”
We also have a good online marketplace and a number of big streetwear brands, but I think we are still a little behind.
I donít really think people understand that it can actually smell a bit better than a lot a good clothes shop can do.””
People are more comfortable with streetwear than other things, so people tend to buy it for the scat or the smell.
I donít really think people understand that it can actually smell a bit better than a lot a good clothes shop can do.”
Dublins streetwear community has also been hit by a surge in crime.
Last year, the Irish Police Service reported an average of 11,000 crimes per day, the highest it had ever recorded in Dublin.
It also warned that the trend of selling scum and other unlicensed goods has led to a “crisis of confidence”.
“Dubliners are a very hardworking, well-educated, creative, hardworking city and this has been reflected in the scummy clothing that they buy,” said Naughson.
“They think that they can get what they want, they want to be fashionable and they want the best.”
They buy from places where it’s not going to cause them any problems and they buy stuff that is cheap.
“In other places, they doníll be allowed to do that, but here in Dublin, they are allowed to.””
These guys are the ones who are buying scum in the back of a van or the back seat of a car,” she stated.
“In other places, they doníll be allowed to do that, but here in Dublin, they are allowed to.”