Skinheads in gingham. The Skinhead  movement was an extension of mod culture. When the Peacock mods started becoming beatniks & grew their hair the tough mods retreated to their south London council estates & mixed with the Jamaican Rude Boys. It is rumoured they cut their hair for various reasons - one was as a reaction to the hippies long hair, another was to emulate the short hair of their new black friends & another was that short hair was hard for Police & rival gangs to grab hold of!

Skinheads in gingham. The Skinhead  movement was an extension of mod culture. When the Peacock mods started becoming beatniks & grew their hair the tough mods retreated to their south London council estates & mixed with the Jamaican Rude Boys. It is rumoured they cut their hair for various reasons - one was as a reaction to the hippies long hair, another was to emulate the short hair of their new black friends & another was that short hair was hard for Police & rival gangs to grab hold of!