What is the Casual subculture?
What is the Casual subculture? – Casual subculture is part of football culture. It is characterised by hooliganism and the wearing of expensive designer clothes. It started in the UK in the early 1980s. Many hooligans started wearing expensive designer clothes in order to avoid police attention.
They didn’t wear club colours, which made it easier to infiltrate rival clubs and get into pubs.
In the documentary Casuals: The Story of the Legendary Terrace Fashion, they talk about the fashion that emerged in the late 0971s and early 1980s.
It was in the late 1970s that the designer clothing and fashion aspect of the Casual subculture began. Young people in Liverpool started to dress differently from other football fans. They wore straight leg jeans, Adidas trainers and continental European fashion.
Known as the Perry Boys, the subculture was made up of Manchester football hooligans in the mid-1970s who styled their hairstyles and wore sportswear.