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.
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.
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i miss my creepers.
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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.
Fantastic archive pictures of Teddy Boys and girls from the '50s to the noughties