Associations are bullshit and just excuse the ignorant. Unless they're adorned with obviously hate-based symbology (swastikas, etc) it's pretty folly to assume things about a person based on clothes or a haircut. That said there is a certain appeal to the "taking it back" aspect of wearing clothes that have been unfairly demonized. I'd like to think that my strength of character matters for something, and I enjoy informing people about the jamaican influence when they assume I'm into curb-stomping because of a movie they saw. Black Cherry, keep the piping hot bowls of subculture goodness flowing. Will do. I think it's important to have variety in styles here. There's nothing to be learned if the workwear guys all went to a workwear centric board, or if anyone who wears Fred Perry just stuck to the modculture forums.