Teddy boys-- late 40's and 50's- Think this has to be my favourite fashion sense for men from this time!!

Teddy boys-- late and working class British adolescents who adopted styles in menswear with an Edwardian flavor.

Teddy boys. These boys were a part of subculture that like to dress similar to dandies in the Edwardian period.

Teddy Boys Subculture - A group of young boys showing off their rebellious styles and attitudes, constantly trying to attract media attention through violence and subculture clashes.

teddy boys in 1954/55 from elephant and castle

The subculture started in London in the and spread across the UK, associated with rock and roll. Originally known as Cosh Boys, the name Teddy Boy was coined when a 1953 Daily Express newspaper headline shortened Edwardian to Teddy.

Teddy Boys.Teddy Boy is a British subculture typified by young men wearing clothes that were partly inspired by the styles worn by dandies in the Edwardian period, styles which Savile Row tailors had attempted to re-introduce in Britain after World War II.

Teddy Boys British subculture typified by young men wearing clothes that were partly inspired by the styles worn by dandies in the Edwardian period

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Boys Smoking, Portland Road, North Kensington, photo by Roger Mayne

A VERY young Marc Bolan (on the right).

Young mod Marc Bolan photographed for London’s Town magazine knew Bowie started as a. Mod but had no idea about Bolan!

The Edwardian-dandy inspired Teddy Boys of the '50s and '60s were the original rebels - with better clothes.

British Teddy Boys, post war working class teenage boy gangs (Teddy Girls were the counter part).

Everything looks good when its in black and white.

- Brothel Creepers --------- Worn by 'Teddy Boys' (british youth that wore modified style of Edwardian clothes), creepers are still popular today and were a gateway for the platform sneaker.

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