Skinheads are a very British cult but now adopted worldwide. They are generally accepted as having originated in London and at its peak 1969-1970 but there were skinheads before this and also some stayed true for many years after. Skinheads are no angels but they should not be mistaken for racists as they will have as mixed a view on politics as any member of the public. True skinheads will be very smart dressers, neat, tidy, clean and usually hard working.
Skinheads came back on the scene in a big way in the late 70's and have stayed around since in smaller numbers, most in the UK are older and hopefully wiser (ha ha!). Skinheads are famous for wearing manyof the following items of clothing: Dr Marten boots, brogues, loafers, spit 'n' polish, Kiwi oxblood, silk hankies, tie tacks, Ben Shermans, Levis, clip on braces, Fred Perrys, sheepskin coats, Crombies, Harringtons, monkey jackets, Staprest, made to measure suits, Prince of Wales check, mohair, tonic... the list goes on.
We are not clones but actually very much individuals within a certain code. Lambrettas, Vespas are also popular but not essential. Most skinheads also like football (soccer), reggae , soul music ,possibly a bit of glam rock and punk or OI! music but this is not a definitive list.