boot boys

A celebration of the styles, sounds and fashions of subcultures from all eras - from the mod, suedehead & skinhead axis to the teds, rockers and cafe racers story through to punk and the NYC gangs that pre-dated hip hop.

In 1972, it was possible to be a "boot boy" - wearing the boots and braces of the skinheads, but also sporting a feather cut long hair style. Boot boys were also frequently football hooligans.

In it was possible to be a "boot boy" - wearing the boots and braces of the skinheads, but also sporting a feather cut long hair style. Boot boys were also frequently football hooligans.

A group of skinheads walking around the streets of Newcastle on 8th June 1972

These boots were made for walking... the iconic Doc Marten 1460 boot celebrates its birthday

A group of skinheads walking around the streets of Newcastle on June 1972

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