british subcultures

Chavs & Lads (Wikipedia Defined)

This is what they’ve tried so hard to portray Louis as…a caricature of this classist bullshit, all while portraying Harry as the posh, exclusive, designer-beloved darling. 

It’s like they went through Wikipedia and made a marketing plan for Louis.

Chav (/ˈtʃæv/ chav) is a pejorative epithet used in Britain to describe a particular stereotype

The Oxford English Dictionary defines chav as an informal British derogatory, meaning “a young lower-class person who displays brash and loutish behaviour and wears real or imitation designer clothes”.

Besides referring to loutish behaviour, violence, and particular speech patterns, the chav stereotype includes wearing branded designer sportswearThey have been described as adopting “black culture”, and use some Jamaican patois in their slang.

Lad culture (also laddish culture and laddism) is a British subculture initially associated with the Britpop movement. Arising in the early 1990s, the image of the “lad” – or “new lad” – was that of a generally middle class figure espousing attitudes typically attributed to the working classes. The subculture involves young men assuming an anti-intellectual position, shunning sensitivity in favour of drinking, violence, and sexism.

Lad culture… present images of laddishness that are dominated by the male pastimes of drinking, watching football, and sex.

Louis likes football. Harry likes designer clothing. But they do not exist in vacuums created solely by Adidas and Saint Laurent. These images are intentionally divisive, and, in Louis’ case, insulting! 

We can’t stop the portrayal of these images (at least right now). But we can recognize them, recognize their intentions, and call them out.

Ask: Okay so I know I’m submitting your own art to you but it’s just so I could ask a question and to make sure you knew what I was talking about.
What exactly is the teddy version of England? My friend posted the reference picture of six different types of Arthur on a discord server and I was wondering if you could explain it.


Me: Sure thing. So Teddy Boy is a British SubCulture that pop up during the 1950′s it’s kinda like the British version of Rockabilly but with Edwardian fashion.