Along with his female counterpart -the Rude
Girl- 'Rudys' as they are called in the ska scene were
developed by the first ska bands to mimic
the depression(or) post war gansters of america. The word 'Rude
' is refrenced to Jamaican culture where it is slang for mischevious
Boy's attire would include
a white button
up and thin
tie under a closed black
blazer top with matching dress pants, A Black
Ferdora with an occasional white stripe
of fabric, and to top it off, sunglasses
skankin' boots- or loafers.
Normally associated with the traditional two-tone ska scene, Rude
Boys can now be seen as a nostalgic tribute for the more modern 3rd wave ska followers.
Him: "I think this guy showed up at the wrong joint, whys he wearing sunglasses?"
Guy: "He's gotta
be a Rude Boy"
Guy: "does he have a 9mm?"
Him: "AND a 3-piece suit"
Guy: "Yup hes gotta
be a Rude boy"