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LoveChuckTaylors: Chucks as Rockabilly and Punkrock Shoes

LoveChuckTaylors: All the Attitude without the Headache

People have been wearing Converse’s Chucks Taylors, also known as “Chucks,” for decades. In the beginning, Chucks were sneakers for athletes, like professional basketball players, and were only available in a handful of colors.

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As the popularity grew, Chucks came in an assortment of colors, became associated with punk rockers and rockabillys and are now a staple in modern retro fashion. Fortunately for punk rock and vintage fashion lovers, Kelly, a sneaker aficionado and owner of the U.S. based Etsy shop, Love Chuck Taylors, is the master at custom making Converse Chuck Taylors.

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Custom Rockabilly Shoes
Rockabilly culture has adored Chucks since the 1950s, and Love Chuck Taylors has taken classic prints and designs and made these sneakers more fashionable than ever. Faux leopard print fur, polka dots and houndstooth are all part of the shop’s rockabilly collection.

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These exclusive designs are handmade and featured on the tongue and back strip of the shoe. Pair them up with a sexy pinup skirt and t-shirt, and you’ll have the ultimate rockabilly casual look!

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Custom Rock and Roll and Punk Shoes
For those with an edgier aesthetic when it comes to fashion, the shop also offers Chucks with silver and gold studs and spikes. Do-it-yourself projects is a trend, and there is a mass of tutorials on the Internet instructing us how to spike and stud Chucks.

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More often than not, this project is tedious and time consuming, and you end up ruining a perfectly good pair of sneakers. Save yourself the time and headache by letting this shop figure out the small details that make these kicks head turners.

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All these customized and affordable Chucks come in low or high tops, in any color or size and will ship internationally. If you don’t see a color or design of your liking, Kelly will custom make any pair of Chucks especially for you. These Chucks aren’t just for the rockabellas, because they are available for men and children, too! Her love and dedication is obvious in every pair made. See for yourself by perusing through the glowing reviews on her Etsy site!

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Psychobilly

Psychobilly

Psychobilly clothing and styles are by no means for the faint of heart. Inspired by fusions of rock music, country music and vintage fashion, psychobilly is an addition to rockabilly looks that have a retro feel while incorporating rock ‘n roll, bright colors, and leather and lace accents into the look.

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Psychobilly fashion tends to channel the pin up, retro and rockabilly looks from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The punk looks are typically created with Dr. Martens shoes, Converse All Stars, leather jackets, classic rock ‘n roll band t shirts, military-inspired accents and hair styles, and finished off with mohawks, tattoos and colorful hair. Psychobilly has always been about individuality and personal expression, so many psychobilly lovers incorporate their favorite t shirts, skirts, and fashion styles into their look.

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For a true psychobilly look, you don’t need to get clothing that has been around since the 1950s. Psychobilly is a classic style, and there are plenty of boutiques and fashion designers who have a passion for the look. Some online stores that sell psychobilly and rockabilly looks include Too Fast Cirque Couture which incorporates vintage circus themes into their outfits, Yvonne’s Inked Divas and Gents, Jack’s Daughter, Rock Steady Clothing, The Atomic Boutique, Tarantula Clothing, Zombie Dolls, Switchblade Stiletto, Danger Dame, Monkey Wrench Clothing, and Tokyo Motor Grrrl. For more of the greaser girl look incorporated into your rockabilly style, check out Gas, Grease and Glory. If you’re a guy or gal who loves the classic bowling shirt look, don’t miss out on bowlingshirt.com for an endless variety of bowling shirts in all sorts of fun colors and designs.

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If you love the military fashion of the retro eras, check out Pony Maedchen and Lucky Diva for all things sassy sailor.

Psychobilly isn’t just about the music, it is also about the look, the attitude and the confidence it takes to pull off the bold, fearless fashions worn during this timeless era. Psychobilly is one fashion rage that is definitely not going out of style any time soon, and those who love the sounds of a rock ‘n roll vinyl record are certain to find their place in the psychobilly fashion world.

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Clothing Rockabilly

Clothing Rockabilly

Clothing rockabilly typically channels styles worn by pin up and retro aficionados of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and even the 1970s. Bold leather styles, lace contrast, bright colors, ripped jeans, tattoos, colorful hair and Converse sneakers are just some of the many signature looks worn by a rockabilly fox or stud.

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Clothing rockabilly started off as a trend when the rock ‘n roll era of music began. It mixed together country and rock music, and once the music made a boom in the era, the clothing started to reflect it as well. Many rockabilly looks are seen as “punk” or “rebellious,” straying from the more innocent play suits, sweater vests and skirts of men and women worn during these eras. Sweater vests were covered up by leather jackets and pedal pusher capri pants were replaced with ripped jeans. As the clothing rockabilly trend evolved, tattoos, bright colored hair and piercings all worked their way into playing a prominent role in the rockabilly look.

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If you’re loving the clothing rockabilly styles, don’t worry. You don’t have to dig through thrift stores or vintage shops to find a vintage band t shirt or pair of perfectly ripped jeans or buttered up leather jacket. The style has made a comeback, so there are hundreds of stores across the internet that sell a variety of clothing rockabilly. Yvonne’s Inked Divas and Gents, Miss Hussy Clothing, Stop Staring Clothing, Sourpuss Clothing, Lolita Girl Clothing, Starlets and Harlets, Dismantled Fashions and Whirlingturban are just some of the most popular and widely recognized clothing rockabilly boutiques that are coveted by rockabilly lovers all around the world.

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Clothing rockabilly isn’t for one specific type of person. You don’t need to have piercings, tattoos or purple hair to jump into the era. Whether you’re young or “old,” petite or curvy, male or female, rockabilly is ideal for men and women everywhere. If you’ve got the confidence to pull off a leather jacket over a vintage band t shirt with studded accessories and your tattered Converse shoes, or if you love the thought of a skull-patterned fitted corset and skirt, you’re already all set for clothing rockabilly. Rock on and wear it with confidence!

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