Punk Clothing has been present in the Alternative Community since the birth of punk, we have all like it or not became witness to the subculture of punk rock fashion that soon followed. When it comes to punk rock clothing we think denim punk jackets, leather jackets, punk studs, chains, plaid, offensive punk t shirts and all things torn and distressed as worn by punk rock bands past and present. This is in stark contrast to the decades fading, rival movement of hippies who would sport long hair, and light, flowing loose-fitting clothes.
We can thank punk rock bands like New York Doll’s, The Ramones, London’s Sex Pistols and The Clash for popularising the maverick punk clothing style but, of course, we can’t mention Punk clothes with out giving credit to Dame Vivienne Westwood. With out Ms Westwood along side Malcom McLaren opening their Kings Road boutique SEX thirty years ago punk rock clothing would not be as we know it today.
Now in 2009 many celebrities keep this style alive today, these include Green day, Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, Rancid, Haley Williams, Pink and Kelly Osbourne to name just a few.
It’s safe to say punk rock clothing has its place firmly in the history books but the fashion certainly has no intention of dying out any time soon. Not only is there the global, loyal punk scene masses, but these garish looks frequently leak into the mainstream. Take the recent boom of leather jackets not to mention the worldwide sweep of plaid this last year with still much more to come.
If you’re looking for good quality punk rock clothing, their are numerous brands that bring this style alive today namely Darkside Clothing, Poizen Industries, TUK Shoes, Living Dead Souls, Iron Fist Clothing and >Dead Threads.