Sunday, March 8, 2009

Skinhead Inspiration

Just to clear up any misunderstanding that may occur, from wikipedia:

A skinhead is a member of a subculture that originated among working class youths in the United Kingdom in the 1960s, and then spread to other parts of the world. Named for their close-cropped or shaven heads, the first skinheads were greatly influenced by West Indian (specifically Jamaican) rude boys and British Mods, in terms of fashion, music and lifestyle. Originally, the skinhead subculture was primarily based on those elements, not politics or race. Since then, however, attitudes toward race and politics have become factors in which some skinheads align themselves. The political spectrum within the skinhead scene ranges from the far right to the far left, although many skinheads are apolitical. Fashion-wise, skinheads range from a clean-cut 1960s mod-influenced style to less-strict punk- and hardcore-influenced styles.

So with all political connotations aside, there just aren't many well dressed subcultures out there anymore. Seems like everything was just a bit cooler in the past.

I have been drawing inspiration from these looks lately.

Sturdy boots, gingham shirts and jeans. Take any piece you enjoy and integrate it in your wardrobe, you can't go wrong. I would skip rolling up the jeans and the blood red Doc Martens, unless you actually belong to this subculture.

Oh yes, you might want to keep the suspenders at home as well.


Anonymous said...

Can't agree more. So classic. Great post.

The Concrete Commentator said...

love that.. great post.

Slim Suits said...

I love the last pics.. awesome.. anyway hes t shirt is vintage right?

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