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.
Well, I guess these are boys, not men. But they are adorable, and clearly ahead of the curve....These were British Teddy Boys
Edwardians, or “Teddy Boys” as they became known, are an English youth subculture that created a distinctive style by wearing clothes inspired by the Edwardian period that the tailors of Savile Row attempted to reintroduce after world war two.
Everything looks good when its in black and white.
Guide London Explores History of British Fashion #style #infographic
James Potter, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew and Remus Lupin || July 21, 1977
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.
This is an example of a 1950's 'Teddy Boy'. This is an Edwardian style way of dress for men after the war. The common features of their outfits were drainpipe trousers with a narrow bowtie. This was a way of men who were not well off to look sophisticated and wealthy.