Garage punk bands of the
1970s like MC5, Iggy and the Stooges, the Flamin' Groovies and the
often wore secondhand clothing from the mid-late
1960s, such as velvet
jackets, slim-fitting grey suits, black leather jackets, winklepickers
and drainpipe jeans, in reaction to the flared trousers worn by hippies
and disco fans.
Their hair was generally worn long, as was then fashionable in the
1970s, but some fans opted for buzzcuts or Caesar cuts, previously
associated with hard mods and bootboys.
Following the 1980s garage rock revival, garage punk bands tended to
dress more casually, with less overtly 1960s clothing. However, the
original garage punk look remained a big influence among British indie
rock groups during the mid and late-2000s.
Learn more about various punk fashion
styles from the main page of this section.