Apparently a term coined by scally
s to describe a group of people that one used to refer to, depending on musical affiliation and degree of back-combing as jitters
etc. Being an exogonously applied term (by scallies), the musical affiliation is no longer critical to enable qualification as a mosher, with the result that moshers may display more catholic tastes than their counterparts of 20 years ago. A scally
will identify a mosher firstly by their innocent demeanour, secondly by their friendship bands and embossed rubber bracelets and lastly by their (generally black, scruffy) clothing. Moshers' clothing is scruffy by design, even when their mums have washed and pressed them fresh that morning. Most moshers, like scally
s, will display a degree of fragile self-satisfaction that diminishes upon contact with life's realities. Likely to have no recollection of being a mosher by the age of 25, the mosher is the perfect antithesis to the scally. Coincidentally, the scally
's period of gestation into standard, working class nobody is the same as a mosher's into standard, middle class nobody.
If you have friends with an inflated sense of their own individuality, it is possible that they were moshers in their youth and are still growing out of it.