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Against Modern Football, British Chavs, british subculture, Casuals, Chavs, terrace casual -

2020. And this year has got us thinking.  What, with the empty football stands, no live music, festivals and cancelled scooter rallies, what an awfully shit year it's been really.  It has also got us pondering the state Youth Subculture is in. Even the mainstream hasn't been so uncool ever in history. Young lads these days seemed more self obsessed than ever. The order of the day is teeth from Turkey, ripped skinny jeans and six pack abs over 6am wake-ups, clobber, booze and aggro. Where are all the men's men at? I would take the chavs and scallies of the early...

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Northern football casuals, the originals? The age old debate rages on. What region of England does the terrace casual movement owe its beginnings to?  It'll probably never be proven and definitely never agreed on. And whilst our Southern counterparts were perhaps the first to be noticed and marked with the medias Casuals moniker, fellow Northerners who were there from the get go claim it all started back in '79.... up North of course! Regardless of the scene's beginnings, one thing that was guaranteed from region to region and certainly in the the pre-internet years, was the difference in styles and trends. Casuals we'rent just...

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british subculture, Ian Brown, Indie Music, Madchester, NME, Spike Island, The Stone Roses, UK indie, Youth Culture -

Last week was the 29th anniversary of the ‘gig of our generation’, The Stone Roses at Spike Island. I’d won nearly £500 on the horses so I bought two tickets, one for me and one for my mate Chris, and spent £50 on a pair of Joe Bloggs flares. I decided the easiest way to get the coach so went to the bus station and booked two tickets. We decided to go up the night before, we had no idea where we’d stay though. I vaguely remember Chris saying don’t worry, we’ll find somewhere. Saturday 26th came and off we...

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Acid House, british subculture, Casuals, Deep Funk, Football Casuals, Heavy Soul, Hooliganism, House Music, Motown, Northern Soul, Punk, scooterist, Scooters, Ska, Skinhead, Soul, Street Gangs, Subbaculture, Subculture, Suedehead, Teddy Boys, thatchers britain, working-class power, Youth Culture -

We recently caught up with our good friend Mark Hynds. Mark is the zine pioneer, creator and founder of what is perhaps the coolest subculture zine on the globe. He let us (and you) in on some of his coming of age influences and the path that led him to create the constantly improving Subbaculture brand.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ In the early eighties they shut down the Midlands car factory my dad worked at. With no options locally he travelled to Newcastle for work. Needs must. Away from our family for the first time he returned the following weekend with a present. A cassette of the...

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british subculture, Casuals, Football Casual, Football Casuals, grafters, industrial clothing, working-class -

Aside from a week or so in July or August :D, it get's pretty cold up here. And as much as we have to admit that our true staple and best selling product is our tees, we do love a good sweatshirt. It's a garment that sits well with us and is perfect for layering up in the cold Northern winter, or even for pulling over a button down shirt to head out for a few scoops on a cool Summer evening. Either way, it's an all year round wardrobe staple. When we first embarked upon this journey, we decided from the get-go...

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