"Zoot suit, white jacket with side vents five inches long.A sort of precursor to the modern Hipster, only with far more amphetamines and street fights, the Mod subculture emerged in England in the early 1960s. Characteristics included wearing tailor-made suits and army jackets, listening to soul, ska, and R&B as well as bands such as The Who, The Kinks and The Small Faces, riding Italian scooters, and fighting with The Rival Rocker subculture, who preferred the leather-jacketed "Greaser" look and American rock and roll music like Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley. This rivalry came to a head at the Brighton Beach Riots of 1964, as shown in the film Quadrophenia. The subculture experienced a revival in the late 1970s and early 1990s, and subsequently influenced the Britpop explosion in the 1990s.
I'm out on the street again
And I'm leaping along.
I'm dressed right for a beach fight,
But I just can't explain
Why that uncertain feeling is still here in my brain"
— The Who, "Cut My Hair"