They say music and fashion go hand in hand, but for me there’s a vital component missing. Football! Terrace fashion has long been as intriguing to me as any football match. Born in the 80s at a time of high unemployment, four-day weeks and national strikes were common place. But there was one saving grace for the struggling football fan – the terraces.
In 1885, a group of workers at the J.T.Morton food processing plant in the East End of London decided to form a football club which they called Millwall Rovers FC. Today, October 2nd 2010 at The New Den, the clubs ground off the Old Kent Road in South London, that same football club celebrates its 125th anniversary.
In between Glam Rock and Punk, was a band called Jook, who visually distinguished themselves by donning the popular at the time ‘terrace culture’ look. This was an adaptation of the skinhead look of the late 60’s, but the trousers were slightly more flared, wore at times half-mast, and length had returned to the hair,