Origins Of Hardcore’s Jock Style

October 11, 2016

Origins of Hardcore’s Jock Style

“You’re not going to believe this–I bought those particular Air Jordans at Marshall’s. They were
cheap, they were athletic and they were non-leather. I was not that big
of a sports fan where I even knew who Michael Jordan was, really. I just
thought they were cool sneakers… There was no plan on wearing those. The whole
outfit I had on that day was from Marshall’s and the nylon running pants I
got at Salvation Army. That was the look.”

Youth of Today singer Ray Cappo in Rolling Stone on hardcore’s jock style, framed as a reaction to mohawks-and-leather punk rockers.