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29 Things You Didn't Know About Punk Style

Punks in the ’80s popularized mohawks and studded leather vests.

In reaction to the perceived artistic pretensions of the first wave of British punk, in the early ’80s the culture developed a style championed by working-class youth who sought to do away with the corruption of "professionalism" and "musicianship." The style from this era embodies the modern-day image of "punk." These were the punks who rocked mohawks, studded leather vests and jackets, and patches with political slogans and band names stiched onto their clothes.

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