it or not, people are judged by the way they look. In San
Andreas how you dress and look after yourself says a lot
about you. As a result, your clothes and your haircut are
important factors that affect the respect that those around
you show towards you.
are several barbershops located throughout San Andreas.
In Los Santos, Reece’s barbershop is a staple, and
very much part of the neighborhood. Inside the barbershop
CJ sits in the chair and checks his reflection, he can select
from a number of different looks for both his hairstyle
and his facial hair. If he has enough money, CJ can get
the cut of his choice.
sharper CJ looks, the more he is respected. The women of
San Andreas will take notice of it, as will the gangs—rivals
will be a bit more wary, and CJ will command a bit more
authority within his own gang, the Orange Grove Families.
of the many different looks for CJ include bald, afro, jheri
curl and here he is with cornrows:
equal importance to CJs look and the respect it generates
are the clothes he wears. CJ begins the game with a very
basic, no-frills pair of pants and t-shirt. As he progresses
in the game, his fellow gang members will gain respect for
him when CJ successfully completes missions, and will suggest
that he start dressing in gang colors. At first, this means
sporting traditional Orange Grove Families colors. Wearing
colors has consequences. Other members of the Grove Street
Families will respect you more, however, rival gangs and
police will be able to tell your allegiances easier. If
you happen to find yourself in Ballas territory or stumble
into the middle of a gunfight, the impact of your clothing
choices can be significant. Gang colors are not the only
choices available to CJ. There are a number of stores in
San Andreas that allow CJ to select a full line of clothing
choices. New clothes affect the level of respect people
have for you. Some missions will even require CJ to be wearing
a certain outfit. These are some of the places to shop in
is a discount store found a few blocks away from CJ’s
cul-de-sac deep in Orange Grove Families territory. It’s
a discount store, so the clothing selection is utilitarian
features a small selection of low cost clothing. Most people
in the Grove will be wearing clothes of the type sold here.
The clothing choices are affordable to those in CJ’s
neighborhood—and since the Orange Grove Families aren’t
what they were, expect to find a selection of plaid shirts,
khakis, and sneakers on a budget. This is a good place for
CJ to go after he returns to the grove and needs to wear
the colors - but the clothes aren't free and he will need
to have enough money to get what he needs. Locals will respect
CJ more after he's switched back to more familiar threads.
near the Towers in Ganton, SubUrban specializes in a full
line of clothing brands, such as Mercury and Base 5.
selection here is different than Binco. SubUrban favors
name-brand apparel popular amongst those in Los Santos with
a bit more disposable income, and since the store is located
in Ballas territory, it is very popular amongst the gang
set. The colors and clothing choice reflect the neighborhood,
and are priced to reflect the prices one of the more successful
gangs in town can afford. Your respect will go up higher
than if you were shopping at Binco. At first, CJ might be
able to afford one or two items here. As he completes missions,
his budget will increase and he will be able to purchase
more items. You needn’t be a gang member or a Rock
Star to shop at SubUrban, but you’ll find clothing
selection that both would be comfortable wearing.
a full selection of the ProLaps brand apparel and footwear,
head to the flagship store located west of Downtown Los
is the leading choice of athletic gear in San Andreas. The
clothes are decidedly more athletic and are the perfect
choice to show of CJ’s musculature or just to switch
his look up with shorts, sneakers, hats and other items.
Also, CJ can find some very specific items—motorcycle
helmet, boxing headgear, even a hockey mask. Concerned about
looking too much like a gang member? The clothing choices
here are more mainstream, and though the TRAIN HARD tagline
might implore you to work out, the clothes themselves are
popular amongst the other inhabitants of San Andreas. The
prices are a bit higher here, and CJ will have to earn a
good deal of money to afford the pieces offered here.
CJ attains the material trappings of success - clothes,
the right hair, sneakers etc - he will gain respect. Women
will notice CJ and be more responsive to him, while the
men will be wary and in some cases even fear him.
will get to keep all the clothes you buy for him, if you
change your mind as to what you want to wear, you don’t
have to go back and repurchase an outfit after you’ve
changed into something new: just walk into your safe house,
go to the closet, and every single piece of clothing you’ve
earned/purchased so far will be there. This provides for
a huge amount of customization, and adds an amazing collecting
dynamic for the truly hardcore player. Want to mix and match?
Once your wardrobe is stocked, you can change into any combination
of shirt, pants, hat, shoes, and accessories as easily as
you can save or load a game.