Skinhead drees included:
JACKETS: Bomber/flight, donkey jackets
TOPS: Ben Sherman shirts/polo shirts, tight and/or sleeveless t-shirts, possibly with Nazi/B+H or Trojan prints
JEANS: Levi/Wrangler straitlegs, rolled up to show off boots
BOOTS: Docs mostly, laces determine denomination (see www.wikipedia.com), but sometimes work boots or monkey boots. usually steel-capped to aid violence and protect feet. illustrate the working-class ethics of skins.
BRACES: 3/4 inch length, any more is seen to be faking being a skin. again, colours denote denominations.
HAIR: short obviously, between a number 1 and a number 4, but usually a 2 or 3. sometimes kickboxers moheichans are seen (short sides, slightly longer middle), but not often.
skins wear what they wear because its all ideal for fighting and living in shit. ive got a lot of skin friends and they all live in shit flats or squats. skins are categorically working class.
you shouldn't cross the local skins. they will eat you up and spit you out. and the cops will never find your body. if your a proper punk you'll be fine, but watch out if your a little chav/rudie cos they will hurt you.
all in all, dont hate skins cos they're violent and eletist. even the racist ones have good reasons for what they do.
Bands like Skrewdriver
9 times out of 10 there is a skin gang in your town: probably White Power.
"skinhead, skinhead, looking for a fight!"
"skinhead, skinhead, beat you for delight!"
In the 70s, many punk-rockers became Skinhead, Skrewdriver among them, and brought Oi! and RAC into the scene.
Skinheads represent the working class, and fight with honor.
There are 4 main types of Skinheads:
Traditional Skinheads (Rejects all politics and labels)
Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice (SHARP) Anti-racist Skinheads
White Power/National Socialist(Neo-Nazi) Racist Skinheads
Red Anarchistic Skinheads (RASH)
There's also GASH (Gay Aryan Skinheads), but they're just a joke.
The general "uniform" of the Skinheads are flight jackets, Fred Perry's/polo shirts/dress shirts, Levi 501s/tight jeans, steelcap combat boots (Doc Martens, Gripfasts, and others), and either shaved head or close-cut hair. Sideburns are common.
Generally, skinheads reject hard drugs, although drinking and smoking are common.
Skinheads love to go out drinking with the boys, get rowdy, and kick a few skulls in.
Skinheads work for a honest, working-class living with their own sweat and blood.
Oi, Oi, Oi!
It's something you are. It's not a style. It's not a fad. It's a way of life. Skinheads will live on as long as there fat cats in power who don't give a sh#t about the youth of today. We're proud, we're pi$$ed and we're here to stay.
"That skinheads braces are almost as wide as he is."
"Great big boots
pants held up by scarlet braces
Get out of my way
or get sent for a ride.
We've just got violence in our minds"
The Last Resort