Teddy Boy

The Teddy Boy is a subculture in the 1950’s – 1960’s in Great Britain, which experienced a revival several times in the 1970’s and 1990’s. Teddy Boys wearing clothes partly inspired by the styles worn by dandies in the Edwardian period, which Savile Row tailors had attempted to re-introduce in Britain after the Second World War.
The Teddy Boy clothing included drape jackets, usually in dark shades, sometimes with a velvet trim collar and pocket flaps, and high-waist “drainpipe” trousers, often exposing the socks. The outfit also included a high-necked loose-collared white shirt; a narrow “Slim Jim” tie or western bolo tie, and a brocade waistcoat.

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