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

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

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

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.

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.

The guys weren’t so bad either – looking at you, boy on the left. | 17 Vintage Pictures Of Dapper British Teddy Boys And G

The guys weren't so bad either – looking at you, boy on the left.

The guys weren’t so bad either – looking at you, boy on the left. | 17 Vintage Pictures Of Dapper British Teddy Boys And G

In the 1950's "the teddy boy" was a young man of a subculture characterized by a style of dress based on Edwardian fashion and a liking for rock and roll music.

In the 1950's "the teddy boy" was a young man of a subculture characterized by a style of dress based on Edwardian fashion and a liking for rock and roll music.

This shows the style of the greasers, with big flowey skirts and tight tops with cat eye sunglasses for the girls and tight jeans and leather for the boys.

This shows the style of the greasers, with big flowey skirts and tight tops with cat eye sunglasses for the girls and tight jeans and leather for the boys.

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 Spivs 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.

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 Spivs 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.

Teddy Boys in 1950. Their style is youthful and dynamic! I think they follow street style?

Teddy Boys in 1950. Their style is youthful and dynamic! I think they follow street style?

Teddy boy. Remember, kids, smoking isn't cool.

Interview with Designer Angie Chuang on "Teddy Girls and Bois" Collection

Fantastic archive pictures of Teddy Boys and girls from the '50s to the noughties

Fantastic archive pictures of Teddy Boys and girls from the '50s to the noughties

Somehow there is a strange sort of glamour about this iconic photograph of a Teddy Boy taken in a street at Tottenham, Middlesex (North London) in 1954 and featured in the Picture Post article "The Truth about Teddy Boys"

Rockabilly Through The Ages

Somehow there is a strange sort of glamour about this iconic photograph of a Teddy Boy taken in a street at Tottenham, Middlesex (North London) in 1954 and featured in the Picture Post article "The Truth about Teddy Boys"