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Man's 'Punk Rock' Outfit: Boots

Artist/maker unknown, American

Made in United States, North and Central America


Black leather

Each: 12 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches (31.8 x 12.1 x 26.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Adam Greenfield, 1993

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Philadelphian Adam Greenfield, an avid fan of and writer about the punk rock scene, assembled and personalized this outfit. From the backward cap to the American-made combat boots, each element communicated, to those in the know, his position in that subculture. Although influenced by the sartorial style of the English punk band the Sex Pistols, through his writing on the back of the jacket, Greenfield makes clear his affiliation with the subgenre known as straight edge, whose members abstained from alcohol, recreational drugs, and tobacco.