The Dapper Rebels of Los Angeles, 1966
In the summer of 1965, riots broke out in the Watts neighborhood of southern Los Angeles. Over a six-day period, 34 people were killed, 1,032 injured and over 3,438 arrests were made. In 1966, LIFE magazine revisited the site of the worst riots America had ever seen in its history. The photo essay depicting the region’s ‘fearsome street gangs’ however, turned out more like a fashion shoot for dapper style…
This article is such an interesting look at the history of black fashion, quintessential “Los Angeles” style, and how we perceive early gang culture. I’m fascinated with the pride of dress shown by the “dapper rebels” and the dignity presented in their portraits and photos.
Macross/Robotech. A classic.
Pinpoint barrier system go!
Before TAQWACORES was born, there were already South Asian punks, Muslim punks, and the whatnot, you know, only that the world ignored them. There was an excellent short story called With Your Tongue Down My Throat (published in 1987/88) written by Hanif Kureishi, which involves British Asian youths (Pakistani and South Asian), punks, and South Asian immigrants, set in England during the early 1980s. Read it or die.
I HAVE TO FIND & READ THIS
I DAMN NEAR PISSED MYSELF WHEN I SAW THIS IN THE COLLAB. My favourite music video ever, coupled with, well, my favourite thing ever. Nice gifs.