How to Dress Like a Rivethead

A Rivethead, a person associated with the Electro-Industrial music culture. This style is also strongly evident in Aggrotech and Power Noise subcultures. With the culture, but not limited to they are often associated with a dress style; inspired by military aesthetics, factory worker attire, and old school punk(Mohawks and spikes) with Modern Primitive body-modification (tattoos, piercings and scarification). It is sometimes associated with Cyber Gothic culture, androgyny, and fetishism as the abundant reuse and re-appropriation of PVC and bondage gear is also a hallmark of this lifestyle.


  1. You may want to check around new and used stores for;Dress%20Like%20a%20Rivethead%20Step%201%20Version%202.jpg
  2. Tops: Military inspired jackets and shirts, Wife beaters, Industrial/Noize/EBM Band T-shirts, flight jackets, leather jackets ("old school"), Nihilist themed shirts. Bulletproof Vests, Trenchcoats, and Body Armor (motorcycle) are also frequently seen.Dress%20Like%20a%20Rivethead%20Step%202%20Version%202.jpg
  3. Pants: cargo pants/ BDUs- tucked into boots sometimes, rolled at the bottom cuffs, or as cut-off shorts. Also, leather pants(see old school Skinny Puppy)Dress%20Like%20a%20Rivethead%20Step%203%20Version%202.jpg
  4. Boots: combat boots, Tanker boots, knee-high military dress boots, steel-toed boots ( Dr. Martens, Gripfasts or Grinders, over 8 holes), which are usually the centerpiece of the rivethead wardrobe. They are alternatively called "shit stomping boots", "stompy boots" or "shit-kicking boots"Dress%20Like%20a%20Rivethead%20Step%204%20Version%202.jpg
  5. Accessories; such as goggles, computer hardware, military gear, gloves, pvc, vinyl, leatherDress%20Like%20a%20Rivethead%20Step%205%20Version%202.jpg
  6. Hair: Shaved bald (minimalist), partially shaved with long hair or short with longer sides(undercut),Long and black or natural non dyed colors, or in a few cases, dreadlocked and cyber falls with bright colors.Dress%20Like%20a%20Rivethead%20Step%206%20Version%202.jpg
  7. Female Rivets: The Femme Fatale look that demonstrates sexuality as power. Often seen are Short skirts, BDUs, knee high stiletto boots, vinyl / leather / PVC bustiers and corsets, and lip gloss with less makeup than Goths. Colorful synthetic pony falls / hair extensions and colorful vinyl are seen but are more known as "CyberGoth" wear.Dress%20Like%20a%20Rivethead%20Step%207%20Version%202.jpg
  8. It also helps to know some of the older industrial bands,like throbbing gristle and SPK. Dress%20Like%20a%20Rivethead%20Step%208%20Version%202.jpg



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