They modernised in England in the late 1950’s, they were also known as the modernists.
They were all about the high flying lifestyle. They were obsessed with fine tailoring and expensive suits bought from only the best shops in the most specific designs. Over the years their rough image transformed into something more slick and smooth, French suits and leather shoes.
In spite of this masculine exterior, they all wore dark eye make up such as “guy liner” and eye shadow.
Even though the majority of Mods were white, the music that they listened to was highly influenced by the black origin. These were genres such as Ska and Reggae.
Influencers of the Mod society were bands such as The Specials and Adam and the Ants .
A three letter abbreviated of the words Rhythm and Blues.
Originating in the 1940’s RnB goes back into African American music, oh how it has changed!
Contemporary RnB is very stereotypical. Most of the followers of the genre try to live the “champagne lifestyle”.
The whole idea of the genre is glamour, urban fashion, riches and gorgeous females.
The men in the genre of following are usually perceived as either charmers or “PIMPS”, which can be pretty degrading for the females, however, they don’t seem to mind!
For the females the whole idea is to wear as little as possible. Anything glamorous will fit the bill! Lots of makeup, perfect hair and the highest heels all fit the bill.
WHO COULD FORGET ABOUT BLING!
For the males actually starring in the videos it’s all about the designer labels, Gucci, Prada, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, or even their own brands! For the followers of a smaller budget brand names such as Nike and Adidas suit perfectly.
Perfect ambassadors of the genre are artists such as Usher and Ciara .
Emo is a fairly recent tribe that has not long emerged from music.
The music usually falls under the softer rock category with a more “emotional” twist.
Followers of the genre usually tend to be dressed in majorly black, with the odd neon coloured or red accessory usually stamped with checkerboard pattern or skull and cross bones.
Heavy dark eye makeup is a must, and the bolder and bigger your hair is the better! (This applies to the females AND the males.
The general idea of being Emo is to be different, however with the genre becoming so popular with the youth of today, it’s authenticity is soon fading.
Representatives of this genre are artists such as Paramore , Avril Lavigne and My Chemical Romance .
Rockers and Moshers
These can both be seen under the same category, Moshers are just a heavier type of rocker.
Similar to Emo’s they listen to Rock music, however, they see their acquired taste as being a lot more serious and less commercialised.
They are often dressed in heavy black or red, a lot of the time wearing some sort of merchandise of one of their favourite most often old bands.
Their hair is usually long and dark (this applies to males and females) and they also wear a lot of dark eye makeup
Tattoo’s and piercings are essential, the more outrageous the better!
The only difference to distinguish them, is that Moshers are slightly more serious and hardcore and “Mosh” a lot more!
Representatives for these genres are bands such as Slipknot , Metallica and Korn .
This isn’t what you think it is, it’s much more underground, and even though the “tribe” is identified by it’s choice of clothing, their choice of music identifies them also.
Those who follow this trend listen to the under ground genres of Dubstep, Drum n Bass and Jungle.
The dress code is expensive, unique and elite.
Most clothes are bought from Boutiques only stocking overseas bought brands such as Mishka, Trapstar and CTRL Clothing.
It is vital that your clothes from these brands are always up to date every season – even though they are very expensive!
Clothes usually consist of beanie hats or new era caps pin folded jeans, a sweat shirt or t-shirt of some kind, a varsity jacket and either high top Nike or Adidas dunks or vans and a backpack.
The whole idea is to be customised, to follow the brands and add your own twist onto things!
Artists that represent these genre are people such as Plastician and Crissy Criss .
Jazz is a music genre that originated at the beginning of the 20 th Century in African American communities in the Southern states of America.
The genre is renowned for it’s intimate performances in nice bistros and bars.
It’s followers are not really as distinguished as many others, it is usually just the stereotype that they are of the more mature age.
Famous artists of this genre are people such as Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald .
The whole jerk scene quietly emerged last year starting in America with a dance craze.
Small time artists would dances such as “The Reject” and “Pin Drop” and upload videos of them doing this to You Tube, before you knew it, it had became an overnight international sensation with Ambassadors of the genre “ New Boyz ” even being in the charts with songs such as “You’re a Jerk”.
The clothes are very genre specific and bright. It is inevitable that you wear skinny jeans, the more unique and brighter the better. The whole idea is to uncoordinate their items to create something known as “swagger” through clothing.
Branded, coloured and printed t-shirts or jumpers are a must with Vans and coloured Dunks of any brand being the most acceptable footwear. New Era caps are a must for both genders and the accessories must be bright and daring with the odd rope chain thrown in the mix! Backpacks are optional for the ultimate “Jerk Scene” outfit.
Ambassadors of this genre are artists such as New Boyz , The Ranger$ and The Bangz .