Greasers dress up to maintain their image. Additionally, they do not want to be perceived as trash by the Socs. It is important to note that both the Socs and Greasers have distinctive ways of dressing and it is difficult to mistake a Greaser for a Soc or vice versa. Thus, for both groups, it is important to maintain that image and differentiation. For instance, the Greasers like to heavily oil their hair (hence the name Greasers), while the Socs dress up in expensive shirts. Although the rumble is the main event, it is important how the different groups show up, and for the Greasers, it is important to look good. Besides, their fight emanates from the issues surrounding their different social classes. The Greasers don’t like to be looked down upon because they are poor. Furthermore, neither group wants to be perceived as weak.