Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sharpies: expressing difference through a well-dressed thuggery

Greg Macainsh of the Skyhooks’ made this short film about Sharpies in 1974. Influenced by Skinheads in hair and style substitute the patterned cardigan for Fred Perry shirts, and add a rat-tail of hair to the Skinhead crop.The Sharpies was truly a ‘gang’ movement, and amplified all the thuggish aspects of skinhead behavior.