|Punk Costumes at Amazon UK|
British punks shoved their middle finger up to the establishment by wearing Royal Stewart, which was synonymous with the upper crust and royalty. Tartan was worn in the form of shirts, skinny jeans, mini skirts, tutu skirts, dresses and jackets, Tartan bondage pants with lots of zips became very popular. You can also add tartan patches or strips to a denim jacket.
The following searches will display an extensive range of tartan and other punk trousers for both men and women. However, as tartan is more synonymous with British punks, the range of products is bigger at the UK store.
Punk Trousers at Amazon UK
Punk Pants at Amazon.com
For a skinhead (heavy mod) style wear tartan braces over a tipped polo shirt, with drainpipe jeans with turn-ups and cherry red Dr. Marten boots. Add a Harrington bomber jacket in colder weather.
|Red and Blue Tartan Bondage Pants|
This pair of bondage skinny pants is a popular seller through my website simplyeighties.com. They are available from Tiger of London at Amazon UK. Sadly, they are not available in the U.S.
The store features a wide range of punk and gith clothing products including bondage pants, boots, studs, T-shirts etc. There are also some non-punk items, too. They're certainly well worth a visit.
|Sid n' Nancy Ex Army Shirt by Tiger of London|
|Hell Bunny Red Tartan Mini Skirt with Buckles|
Other styles and colours of plaid tartan also became popular. A fantastic source for punk and gothic tartan skirts and dresses is Hell Bunny at Amazon. You'll find around 60 tartan products to choose from at the British store, although in the U.S. the range isn't quite as extensive. As you will see, some of the skirts feature a punk-influenced bondage theme with buckles and zips.
Hell Bunny Tartan Clothing at Amazon UK
Hell Bunny Tartan Clothing at Amazon.com
Mesh vest tops can be worn by both men and women. If your female, then to enhance your punk look add fingerless fishnet gloves and/or ripped fishnet stockings/tights.
|Black Fishnet Top|
|Cut Out Punk Leggings UK|
This was another popular choice of material in the form of motorcycle jackets, leather trousers and mini skirts. Of course, by far the cheapest option is faux leather, and this is especially useful if you are opposed to the use of real leather products.
|Finejo Motorcyle Jacket for Men|
|High Quality Genuine Leather Punk Rock Jacket|
Combat trousers with an army/military camouflage print are a cheaper alternative to bondage pants. Jackets and even T-shirts with a camouflage theme can also be worn.
|Camouflage Pants by Dallaswear (12 designs available)|
Camouflage Pants UK
Camouflage Pants US
Metal Studs, Spikes and Rivets
These were often worn on denim and leather jackets and were also used on accessories such as belts, bracelets and boots.
|Sex Pistols T-shirt|
These featured political and offensive messages, anarchy symbols, union jacks or graphics featuring popular punk bands, Add one or two slashes (or maybe three of four!) to an old T-shirt, or you could buy a new punk T-shirt and give it a distressed look. Some punk tees come with a ready-made distressed print.
Look out for tees with Sex Pistols, The Clash, Union Jack, Anarchy symbol and The Ramones themes.
Punk Tees at Amazon UK
Punk Tees at Amazon.com
You will find a fantastic range of exclusive and original punk T-shirts at Redbubble.com and they ship worldwide. Just select your currency at the bottom of the page on the site. What I particularly like about their website is the fact that each design is available for men and women and on a range of clothing inc. V neck, scoop neck, tank tops, sweatshirts, hoodies etc. They are often available in a range of colours, too.
|Punk Skull T-shirt|
The Sex Pistols popularised the use of plastic rubbish bags as clothing. The use of offensive swastikas and safety pins has its origins in New York, but was soon adopted by The Sex Pistols and less mainstream punk acts. However, I certainly would advise you NOT to use a swastika to create your look!
In the 80s, Mohawks and studded leather vests became popular, as did denim jackets.
|Sleeveless Denim Vest Jacket for Women|
Denim jackets can be bought relatively cheaply these days. Add studs, rivets, safety pins and patches featuring tartan, skulls, anarchy symbols, policital messages and punk bands.
|Punk Chick Costume at Amazon UK|
Punk costumes/accessories at Amazon UK
Punk costumes/accessories at Amazon.com
|Gothic Biker Boots by New Rock|
The most authentic boot choice for the UK is Dr. Marten. Tall boots were popular with both punks and skinheads in the late 70s and into the early 80s.
|Ladies Punk Ankle Boots|
There are literally hundreds of punk and goth boots for women available at Amazon UK and Amazon.com.
|Knee High Canvas Boots. Black, red or white.|
|Set of six punk pin badges|
Punk costumes and clothing ideas for women at SimplyEighties.com
Punk costumes and clothing ideas for men at SimplyEighties.com
Punk clothing and accessories at Amazon.co.uk
Have fun creating your punk look!