- Fashion and Beauty
Skinhead Fashion in the UK 1971
Skinhead Fashion 1971
2 YEARS DOWN THE LINE
It's March 1971, and the Skinheads have grown their hair. Like it or not, they are now known as Smoothies, and their girls 'Sorts'. Gone are the shaved heads and the Doc Martens, and in comes longer but well groomed hair, and either Royal Brouges or Squires footwear. Ian Moore is a typical ex-Skinhead. Ian in the picture, comes from North London and works in a Bank. He spends about £5 out of his weekly wage of £15 on clothes, and suprisingly, his girlfriend spends slightly less. Here, Ian can be seen wearing a made to measure Crombie purchased for £16 from Burtons, with the regulation red handkerchief in the breast pocket. The small Blue Beat type Trilby cost £6.30 from Herbert Johnstone. The shirt is the same as in 1969, ie. Ben Sherman, and the Levi jeans with a small turn up, worn 2 to 3 inches above the ankle still remain. His Girlfriend, Sarah, wears a Two Tone petrol and gold suit made from Trevira by Diego, and is on sale at Topaz in Oxford Street, and cost £11.50 (note the breast pocket handkerchief). She also keeps faith with the Ben Sherman shirt for which she paid £3.30. Her Ravel shoes cost £4.99, and her outfit is completed by a pair of grey Wolford tights with a flowerey pattern down the side.