Sydney’s original eshays send a sinister warning to the rich kids stealing their look

Eshay youths in Sydney’s Western Suburbs are furious at the rich kids from the North Shore hijacking their look and lifestyle for Instagram likes.

The notorious pig latin-speaking subculture is famous for its retro mullet hairstyles, designer brand leisurewear, crossover bodybags and Nike TN sneakers.

But it also has a disturbing reputation for escalating petty crime – with many sporting the trademark style now graduating from street crime to large scale drug dealing.

While gangs of eshays can strike terror on the suburban streets of some of Sydney’s poorest areas, the fashion has been co-opted by some of the city’s wealthiest areas.