Examples of subcultures

Skinheads wore exaggerated working class clothes such as jeans shirt and braces. The original Skinhead subculture emerged in working class Britain during the 1960s due to the decline of the working class communities.


Both men and women in the hippie movement wore jeans and maintained long hair, and both genders wore sandals or went barefoot. Men often wore beards, while women wore little or no makeup, with many going braless. Hippies often chose brightly colored clothing and wore unusual styles, such as bell-bottom pants, vests, tie-dyed garments, dashikis, peasant blouses, and long, full skirts. The hippy movement was born in 1960's America. Young people rejected the older generation's rules and created their own alternative culture.


Typical Gothic fashion includes dyed black hair, black lips and black clothes. Both male and female Goths wear dark eyeliner and dark fingernails.