How many times have we heard comments along the lines of,
These bloody kids with their hoodies and low-rider jeans that show about four inches of underwear, they're all just trying to be Americans. This is supposed to be Australia.
Well, of course they're trying to ape American culture, but you don't get to complain about that if you've ever worn blue jeans, a baseball cap (in any direction), sneakers or a leather jacket. People have been imitating American fashions since the 1950s. The only difference is that the old stuff has been assimilated into our own culture now, and the homeboys still stand out.
If you wear moleskins, a slouch hat and Driza-bone all the time, then you've got a point.