The 'Teddy Boy' was identified as the UK's first subcultural style after the war during the 50s. Their dress was Edwardian style inspired. They were seen in drainpipe trousers with a narrow bowtie and shoes with thick soles or winkle pickers.

The 'Teddy Boy' was identified as the UK's first subcultural style after the war during the 50s. Their dress was Edwardian style inspired. They were seen in drainpipe trousers with a narrow bowtie and shoes with thick soles or winkle pickers.

Here is a picture of some Teddy boys. The guys were inspired by the the Edwardian Period but they were seen more in England. Many wore Draped jackets and Zoot suits.

Here is a picture of some Teddy boys. The guys were inspired by the the Edwardian Period but they were seen more in England. Many wore Draped jackets and Zoot suits.

A Teddy Boy dances with his girl at The Royalty Mecca Dance Hall, Tottenham, London 1954.

A Teddy Boy dances with his girl at The Royalty Mecca Dance Hall, Tottenham, London 1954.

How one photographer’s curiosity led to one of the largest informal archives of a mythologized music subculture

How one photographer’s curiosity led to one of the largest informal archives of a mythologized music subculture

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