In the 1980s, in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States, grits was the term used
to describe the metalheads that
were also obsessed with cars. "Grits" because they were usually dirty with motor
oil and dirt (grit) from lying on the ground under cars. Mullets
were optional, but commmon. Usually they wore black t-shirts with heavy metal band
torn at the knees, and high-top
sneakers, half unlaced
with the tongue over
the cuff of the jeans
were often tucked into the sneakers. A bandana tied around one leg or in a back pocket was a standard accessory.
A flannel shirt or jacket was also part of the dress. The jacket was faded blue or black denim. Band
names/logos/patches/pins were pretty much
"Oh, man, I hate this mall. The parking lot outside the food
court is always loaded with Grits."