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Informal - who is this? Clothes for informal people (photo)

At a word "informal" at people there are various associations. Someone remembers goths, punks, etc. All these youth subcultures have common characteristics.

General information

So, informal - who is this? In the generalized notion of such people are those whose thinking, behavior, habits and appearance differ from socially accepted norms. In fact, any person who stands out from the general mass of people, even just his style in clothes, is already being taken for informal. To do this, it will be enough to have bright shoelaces on shoes or long hair to a young man. All. Done! In the eyes of society, you are already an informal person. But to be different, like everyone else, is not necessarily a selection from the general mass due to an extraordinary appearance. It is quite enough to have what makes informal such - thinking and thinking, which are fundamentally different from the generally accepted norms. The lack of frameworks that people draw to themselves is a characteristic feature of the representatives of various subcultures under consideration and simply extraordinary personalities.

Informal teens are not just a youth riot against society. This is a break in the framework, the opposition of oneself to the preference of most people. They deny the former experience of generations. Their goal is shocking, searching for a new one, turning the mind. Avant-garde and aspiration for the future are the best features of the informal environment.

There are a lot of extraordinary currents. And some of them are typical for certain countries, while others have become world-wide.


Goth, of course, is also informal. Who is it? Gothic subculture appeared in the seventies of last century. Her roots came from punk culture. So what happens? Are these two currents the same?

From the punks Goths differed more sophisticated manner of behavior and style of clothing. Also the difference is that the Goths are more diligent. They can be proud of their academic achievement in educational institutions. Often such people tend to art. With the appearance of the current trend, Gothic rock music began to develop.

The representatives of the subculture are often accused of promoting suicide and death. But it seems to those people who look at them with the naked eye. Psychologists, in their remarks, point out that Goths are potential suicides. And, getting together, they help each other to adapt to the society.

Clothes for informal people who identify themselves as Goths have a style corresponding to their worldview. Representatives of this subculture prefer black color, sometimes combining it with white, red. The main materials for their things are goat fur, suede, satin, velvet. Obligatory is the decorative part - corsets, costume jewelery, lace, flounces, lacing. When applying make-up in the both sexes, excessive lightening of the facial skin is practiced. A characteristic feature is the black eye penciled. For these basic parameters, you can learn Goth at any time. Any additions in the image are acceptable. For example, a haircut with shaved temples.

At this time there are even brands of Gothic clothing. The most known companies are:

1. Spiral Direct.

2. New Rock.

3. Demonia.

4. Restyle.

Emo Informals

Have you heard about such a current? Emo - also informal. Who is it? This direction came to us in the eighties from the West. The last wave was about 5 years ago. It is worth noting that in the course of its revivals the movement acquired vivid distinctions from the emo culture of the west.

Western informals (photo below), entering during emo, are teenagers who prefer pastel or natural colors in clothes. Representatives of this current do not accept tattoos and piercings. Such adolescents position themselves as children with hyperemotionality. Representatives of the subculture of the western countries in question are radically different from emo from the East.

Among our adolescents, tattoos and piercings are considered an obligatory attribute. And the informal girls do not practically differ from the guys. No, you do not think that they dress like men. Rather, on the contrary, guys are very similar to girls. They also fail their eyes, paint their nails, wear the same hairstyles. In emo clothes, one can distinguish the predominance of black and pink flowers, cages, strips. Also an integral attribute is a great variety of bracelets and a large shoulder bag with an incredible number of badges. Emo position themselves as bisexual. Perhaps this explains the similarity of boys and girls, as well as the fact that they propagandize the world on the whole planet.

Emo listen to music, which reflects the undivided love, sadness, sadness, apathy.


Yes, quite rightly, Gopnik are also informal young people, which existed at all times. Why are they considered a separate subculture? The answer is simple. They have their own style of dress, looks, slang, behavior and musical preferences. Therefore, it turns out that Gopnik - this is also informal (photo below).

Seeing the representative of this subculture, you can learn it unmistakably on a sports suit, a baseball cap and sneakers (or shoes). And the classic shoes guys wear everything under the same tracksuit. Advanced gopnik can be with a rosary and a purse. These informals have a reputation for bullies and bullies. They also have a personal business card: beer with seeds. The reason for this reputation is their rejection of dissent. Victims of gopnik can become not only representatives of other informal groups, but also the intelligentsia.

The main part of the subculture is made up of young people from working-class families.


Punk is also informal. Who is it? Punks appeared in the USSR. They frightened the adult generation by its size, behavior and appearance. Now this movement subsided. Pankov, who remained true to their tastes and views, today is not so much.

This movement does not recognize any power and laws. Punks reject the generally accepted social norms. Briefly, they prefer anarchy to any framework.

Punks wear shabby clothes, dye their hair in bright colors or shave patterns, there are piercings, chains, tattoos and wristbands. Among them there are girls. Informals of this current prefer rock.

How do currents appear?

Everyone who has become a follower of one of the subcultures has his reasons for this. The most common ones are listed below.

1. Awareness of its uniqueness.

2. Problems in mutual understanding with peers or parents.

3. Desire for recognition.

4. Loneliness.

What should parents do with these children?

To this period passed quickly and painlessly, it is necessary to act not militantly.

1. Do without scandals.

2. Learn about the subculture the maximum amount of information.

3. Find a positive side in this (maybe your child will learn to play the guitar).

4. Share with your child your suspicions and fears. Calmly listen to his thoughts on this matter.

5. Tell us about your youth and about how you were. Perhaps, if he realizes that you are similar, then you will find a common language.

6. Allow the son or daughter to place the attributes of their subculture in their room.


In conclusion, I would like to note that belonging to any group of non-formals does not always give an opportunity to characterize the person. Most often these preferences are temporary. A person finds his "I", realizes that he is unique. For this, it is not necessary for him to stand out clearly from the general mass.

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