Military Goth fashion takes its cue from rivet-head (Industrial), punk and fetish styles, adding a military-inspired twist. The look can range from a simple military jacket and black boots combo, to army fatigues or miniskirt and a vintage soldier's cap, to the more extreme fetish-inspired examples, such as a shaven-headed guy I saw at a festival last year wearing high-heeled patent boots, black PVC trousers and a green PVC military jacket.
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Unfortunately Goth has been associated with Nazism (sad but true) since the early days of post-punk when Siouxsie Sioux was fond of wearing a swastika. This is an overly-rebellious fashion mistake that few Goths have since made, and was (as Siouxsie herself stated) simply to shock the public (a common attitude amongst the punk movement) rather than out of any political affinity for Nazism. Just to be very clear: Goth does not equal Nazi!!!
For this look, make-up is usually either stark and minimal or shockingly dramatic, incorporating touches such as coloured or patterned contact lenses (which when paired with the sometimes-intimidating military-inspired fashions can really freak out the general public; examples of this look are usually seen at festivals, not on the high street, out of respect for those who don't really understand 'this whole Goth thing' or who might be scared or offended).
Hair is often cut in punk or rivet-head inspired styles, such as mohawks and undershaves, which probably adds to this look being perceived as threatening.
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