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Berlin Cops Banned From Wearing "Skinhead" Attire like Ben Sherman and Fred Perry

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http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2009/...rs_banned.html "Imagine if one day your employer gave you a list of ten labels you could not wear to work. That's exactly what happened to police in Berlin, who have been banned from wearing apparel by Fred Perry, Ben Sherman, ACAB, Alpha Industries, Consdaple, Lonsdale, Pit Bull, Outlaw, Troublemaker, and Thor Steinar while on duty. Authorities consider these labels popular among neo-Nazis and view them as a sign of right-wing extremist views, which officers should not be associated with."
 

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you mean they were wearing those labels too much before the ban? Stylish cops.
 

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HMMMMMMM someone else sees what I see
 

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I really like Alpha Industries Peacoat...



Do skinz still exist?
 

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It's Germany. They're very sensitive about Nazism so please don't try to impose American civil liberty views on them.
 

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Originally Posted by Magician
http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2009/...rs_banned.html

"Imagine if one day your employer gave you a list of ten labels you could not wear to work. That's exactly what happened to police in Berlin, who have been banned from wearing apparel by Fred Perry, Ben Sherman, ACAB, Alpha Industries, Consdaple, Lonsdale, Pit Bull, Outlaw, Troublemaker, and Thor Steinar while on duty. Authorities consider these labels popular among neo-Nazis and view them as a sign of right-wing extremist views, which officers should not be associated with."


charlimit.
 

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Colossal man was a skinhead!
 

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that's gotta be rough on their undercover skinheads
 

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First of all, I understand that skinheads are not by definition racist.

My question is this: Is there any change that a white male, living in California, around 40 yrs. old, with a short (buzz) haircut or even bald and wearing a Fred Perry polo might be misconstrued as or associated with a racist? I'd like to pick up a few FP polos, but I'm a public school teacher in a very diverse district and I don't want to take any chances.
 

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Originally Posted by fresnorich
First of all, I understand that skinheads are not by definition racist.

My question is this: Is there any change that a white male, living in California, around 40 yrs. old, with a short (buzz) haircut or even bald and wearing a Fred Perry polo might be misconstrued as or associated with a racist? I'd like to pick up a few FP polos, but I'm a public school teacher in a very diverse district and I don't want to take any chances.


I don't think so. maybe if you wore red lace up doc martens too, but just polos would be fine.
 

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Originally Posted by fresnorich
First of all, I understand that skinheads are not by definition racist.

My question is this: Is there any change that a white male, living in California, around 40 yrs. old, with a short (buzz) haircut or even bald and wearing a Fred Perry polo might be misconstrued as or associated with a racist? I'd like to pick up a few FP polos, but I'm a public school teacher in a very diverse district and I don't want to take any chances.

I would wonder if you were a (retired?) skinhead, but I wouldn't expect you to be racist. I could see others thinking that though.
 

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