Forensic Fashion
(c) 2006-present R. Macaraeg


>Costume Studies
Subject: street thug
Culture: English
Setting: urban England

Context (Event Photos, Primary Sources, Secondary Sources, Field Notes)



* Presdee 2000 p144
"On the carrying of knives, lock knives were the most popular in London whilst larger meat cleavers or machetes proved popular elsewhere.  Occasionally butterfly knives were carried because of the dramatic performance required to open them, which could impress the audience around you in the same way that cigarette lighters can be opened and lit using complex choreography.  Various other cutting blades were carried, including Stanley knives and small art knives that could easily be concealed or, it was thought, easily explained away."