Monday, 25 February 2013

Welcome to the Sixties

The 60s were notorious for the two conflicting youth British subcultures; Mods and Rockers. 


Mods originated from London in the late 50s and early 60s. They influenced some aspects of fashion. The mods often wore tailored suits that were of dark colour. As the years went on, the mods took to wearing Levi jeans with 1 inch turn ups along with Fred Perry tops, desert boots and parka coats. 

During the mid 60s RAF emblems and union jack jackets were all the rage between the mods. Also scooters became popular. Vespas being the most popular. 

The Rockers

The Rockers (leather boys, ton-up boys) were a biker community that originated in London. The society was based around Cafe Racer Motorcycles and Rock 'n' Roll music. By 1965, the term 'Greaser' had also become common. 

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