Teddy boys-- late 40's and 50's-- working class British adolescents who adopted styles in menswear that had a somewhat Edwardian flavor. More
Teddy boys. These boys were a part of subculture that like to dress similar to dandies in the Edwardian period.
Teddy Boys - Working class British young men who adopted dandy styles from the Edwardian period.
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I love how dark and moody this image is as I feel it really portrays the Teddy Boy look, I may take this into consideration for my portrait. I also like the idea of the cigarette as I feel it adds a very rebellious feel, paired together with the slick back hair and the Teddy Boy suit.
| 17 Vintage Pictures Of Dapper British Teddy Boys And Girls
The States had the Rockers - Levi's, t-shirts, switchblades, pompadours. The Brits had the Teddy Boys - Edwardian drape coats, brothel creepers, razors blades, and quiffs.
Cosh Boys in Notting Hill, London in 1954 wearing finger-tip length jackets of a style which immediately preceded Teddy Boy style. Note the chain attached to the belt loop, which was a direct influence from the Zoot Suit. Following on from the Spiv's and during the early 1950's some teenage gangs started to appear in the East End of London and they became known as Cosh Boys.