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Teddy boys-- late 40's and 50's-- working class British adolescents who adopted styles in menswear that had a somewhat Edwardian flavor. More

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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 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.

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

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A group of Teddy boys hang around on the Old Kent Road at Elephant and Castle…

A group of teddy boys enjoy an evening out at the Mecca Dance Hall in Tottenham, London, 1954

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Teddy Girl series by Ken Russell, 1955 *Styled after the 1950’s “The last of the teddy girls” a photo series by Ken Russell

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Rockers, Greasers, Teddy Boys, Rockabilly, & Psychobilly Dudes (6)

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