skinhead was indeed a working class
youth movement, born from hard mod and influenced by jamaican music which was born, and as far as many are concerned, died, in the late Sixties. As in every subculture
, its adherents fetishised the sameness of their "difference", underlined this attitude by wearing a strict uniform, detailed exhaustively in other posts, and by adopting a very limited lifestyle and mindset- commonly xenophobic and espousing violence in the absence of an ability to THINK AND ACT INDIVIDUALLY OR WITH INTELLIGENCE. The very particular set of social circumstances which led to the birth of skinhead, or mod
, or any of those retro boys' clubs, are gone now, but dense, insecure, defensive, uneducated spoiled lazy kids with chips on their shoulders who claim to be "working class" do love to dress up and look scary, don't they? Drinking massive quantities of lager goes a long way to drowning the niggling fear that they're all just try-hard wannabe losers who would sooner punch someone's teeth in than reason things out, and drunkenness gives them a great excuse to do this. Combing one's hair is just too much like hard work and requires too much imagination, so they shave it all off. Though the whole hyper-macho scene is blatantly homoerotic, skinheads tend to attract sad fat girls, it's true, with no self-esteem who secretly want to rescue them. Good luck, ladies.
Skinheads are cranky and defensive all the time because deep down, they realise that they are worthless and that nobody likes them. (We all go through that stage, but normal people grow up). They tend to blame blacks, gays, jews, tories...well, anyone else but themselves for this state of affairs. Their friendships and associations are based on beer, mutual assent to brutality and a "skinhead code", and, thusly, do not qualify as true friendships at all. No wonder they're crabby, chauvinist twats.
That skinhead killed his mum's Maltese Terrier because she refused to iron his braces for him.
A movement started in Britain in the 60s when the mod scene met the hippy scene. The mod scene split, and the "hard mods", the ones who hated hippies, got harder. With a little influence from Jamacian rudeboys, the skinhead was born out of the hard mod. Most of the music was held over from the mod days, but there were ska and reggae imported from the rude boys.
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!
One who shaves his head, wears boots, and represents the working-class. There are three variations of skinhead. Traditional, Racist, Anti-Racist.
Skinheads romp da romp romp.
A guy or girl who believes in working class values and respects those who share the same beliefs. Not all skinheads have shaved heads, wear suspenders or wear boots, but these are good signs. Not all skinheads are racist, but unfortunately some are. They are "boneheads" to the rest of the skinhead world because of the blemish they have put on a proud group of working class kids. Skinheads are of every race, every religion, because it's not who you are, what race you are or any external factor. It's what is in your heart. Traditional skins look to their english and jamaican roots for their lifestyle and thier music (oi, punk, ska, reggae, rockabilly). SHARP (SkinHeads Against Racial Prejudice) skins are the democrats of the skinhead world, accepting all and defending thir way of life. A skinhead friend of mine once told me that he only fights for 3 things: his family, his friends and his honor. This is what is important to skinheads, not "protecting the white race" or to carry out Hilter's unfinished work.
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.
"The Hebrew Hammer aka zak" got the sh#t kicked out of him by a traditional skin he was bad-mouthing. With your intolerance, you're no better than the very nazis and supremacists you ridicule. Open up your eyes before a real skinhead opens up your skull, free of charge..."
"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
A subculture that developed in 1960s Britain by combining elements of English mods and immigrant Jamaican rude boys. They mainly listened to ska, reggae and soul music. In the 1970s, some were also influenced by the punk rock scene and began to listen to Oi! music, also known as streetpunk.
Look at that skinhead beating up that Nazi!
Skinheads first started to appear durring the late 60's in England. Skinheads were an off shoot to the mods and football(soccer)holligans called "boot boys". they took great pride in their dress and a proper skinhead could be seen wearing a button down brutus, ben sherman or any proper shirt. braces(suspenders, not the fat hillbilly grandpa kind but thin)a levi jacket or an american flight jacket. levi staprest trousers, blue jeans and sometimes cammo pants, allthough the combat trousers were not worn until the revival and the comming of punk rock.Fred Perry polo shirts are also very popular with skinheads as are V neck sweaters and vests. music listened to by skinheads from the 60's to 70's could consist of reggae, ska, soul, glam such as slade, mott the hoople, small faces. With the punk scene in the 70's came a rebirth of the skins allthough this time the look was exageated a bit, boots were higher and bleached jeans and combat fatigues could be seen worn by the new breed. During this time a right wing political group known as the National Front (NF)started using skinheads as pawns (polititians both right and left have tried using the scene for their own gain). there were many punk bands that were being followed by the skins, notably bad manners (ska) sham 69, Skrewdriver( before the nazi days)angelic upstarts.Shortly a new breed of punk music was born thanks to bands like the cockney rejects, this music was called "OI!", notable oi! bands are; the 4skins, last resort,...more...
a guy with a shaved head that listens to punk and ska. repesents the woking class. NOT ALL SKINHEADS ARE RACIST!!!!!! I AM A SKIN AND I HAVE PLENTY OF BLACK, HISPANIC, AND JEWISH FRIENDS!!!!!!
the only good skinheads are the SHARP