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An outgrowth of the early mods were the hard mods (also known as gang mods). The hard mods were rougher, had less emphasis on cutting-edge fashion trends, and kept their hair cropped short. The hard mods eventually evolved into the first skinheads. Skinheads retained basic elements of mod fashion – three-button suits, Fred Perry and Ben Sherman shirts, Sta-Prest trousers and Levis jeans - but mixed them with working class accessories such as braces and Dr. Martens boots. The skinheads also kept some of the original mod music styles alive; specifically ska, soul and early reggae.

As used in the scooter scene, "skinheads" have absolutely no relation to fascism, Naziism or anti-Semitism.

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