Same here... I hate fashion punks (I call them "comic book punks" because they look like they're trying to dress up the way you see in the movies or comic books). I was, and still kinda am, just your regular leather jacket and jeans punk (Hey, Ho... Let's Go). I didn't/don't need to be a walking bumper sticker for the "punk movement" of 25 years ago.
I also don't start shit with people for no reason.
Those douchebags were totally begging for it, and I love how their whole tune changed after that kid got decked... like the Star Wars guys were just big bullies looking for trouble. Oh, man, how many times have I seen that in real life.
Hot Topic indeed... I remember when you had to rip your own clothes, and you couldn't just walk into some store with $200 that your mom gave you and say, "dress me up like a punker." Hell, it costs more to look like a gutter punk than it costs to look like a stock trader these days!
sigh Guess I really am getting old.