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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.

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Teddy boys adopted a look inspired by the prominent artists of the 1950s performing the new music sound – rock’n’roll. As a subculture, teddy boys had a reputation for being troublesome and violent, clashing frequently with authority and famously ripping out seats at concerts. Drape jackets, drainpipe trousers, skinny ties and creepers were compulsory attire. Teddy girls are not as well documented but were just as enthusiastic, sporting denim, Edwardian-inspired blazers and pencil…

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Teds Teddy boys adopted a look inspired by the prominent artists of the 1950s performing the new music sound – rock’n’roll. As a subculture, teddy boys had a reputation for being troublesome and violent, clashing frequently with authority and famously ripping out seats at concerts. Drape jackets, drainpipe trousers, skinny ties and creepers were compulsory attire. Teddy girls are not as well documented but were just as enthusiastic, sporting denim, Edwardian-inspired blazers and pencil…

60s English Rude Boy Skinheads - Wad'ya mean we look like something off Oliver Twist, this is our best clobber. Watch out for these guys ... walk on the other side of the street and above all, avoid eye contact.

60s English Rude Boy Skinheads - Wad'ya mean we look like something off Oliver Twist, this is our best clobber. Watch out for these guys ... walk on the other side of the street and above all, avoid eye contact.

A Teddy boy and a young woman jiving at the Black Raven club in...

A Teddy boy and a young woman jiving at the Black Raven club in London. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

McLaren flogging Teddy Boy jackets in his King's Road store Let It Rock, 1971

McLaren flogging Teddy Boy jackets in his King's Road store Let It Rock, 1971

Dr. Martens: The Spirit of '69 Collection

Dr. Martens: The Spirit of '69 Collection

fashiondailymag: flashback: Spirit of campaign by Gavin Watson for DOC Martens. 001 Would have been better with 10 or or even Triumph - the black ones.