Greaser Mechanic T-Shirt
Greaser Mechanic T-Shirt – Original Rockabilly T-Shirt with Vintage Greaser Skull design in classic Black and a aged and distressed White print. The perfect gear for Greasers, Rockabilly and classic mechanics all over the planet. Because we mechanics are proud and classy!
Rock and roll music, especially rockabilly, was a major part of the culture, and styles were influenced by singers like Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Johnny Burnette, Vince Taylor and Ritchie Valens, but the two main figures of the look were Marlon Brando and James Dean. Greasers were a working class youth subculture that originated in the 1950s among teenagers in the United States. In the 1950s, 1960s, these youths were also known as “hoods,” as in “hoodlums.” This may be because the style was more popular in poor neighborhoods that had higher crime rates than upper-class neighborhoods.
Although the greaser subculture was largely a North American youth phenomenon, there were similar subcultures in the United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Japan, France, Sweden, Germany, New Zealand and South Africa. In Sweden they are called raggare. The 1950s and 1960s British equivalent was the rocker, also known as a ton-up boy. Unlike British rockers, who were exclusively bikers, North American greasers were known more for their love of hot rods and muscle cars, but not necessarily motorcycles. Both subcultures are known for being fans of 1950s Doo Wop, Rock and roll, and rockabilly music. Source: Wikipedia