‘Skinhead’ Style.

Further researching the different types of people who wore Dr.Martens within History. I did some more research in what the Dr.Martens represented to there culture. According to my research there was two different types of ‘Skinheads’ the traditional kind also known as ‘trade’  their style was influence by the 1960’s or there was ‘Oi skinheads’ who’s style was influenced by the 1970’s punk subculture. ‘Oi skinheads’ could be recognised by higher boots.

“In the early days of the skinhead subculture, some skinheads chose boot lace colours based on the football team they supported. Later, some skinheads (particularly highly political ones) began to use lace colour to indicate beliefs or affiliations. The particular colours chosen have varied regionally, and have had totally different meanings in different areas and time periods. Only skinheads from the same area and time period are likely to interpret the colour significations accurately. This practice has become less common, particularly among traditionalist skinheads, who are more likely to choose their colours simply for fashion purposes.”

– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkinheadImage.martens


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