A mix of sport knits, button downs, and pullover shirts . Sport shirts were made of knit or pre-shrunk cotton and synthetic fabrics that washed and wore easily. “No iron” needed was a big selling point, mostly for house wives who were the primary purchasers of men’s shirts.
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.