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

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

Charlie Rouse was the last of the 'Watchmen' in London before the formation of the 'Peelers'.

Charlie Rouse was the last of the 'Watchmen' in London before the formation of the 'Peelers'.

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.

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.

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

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

Rare Pics Of The Infamous '50s London Girl Gang Are Unbelievably Cool

Rare Pics Of The Infamous '50s London Girl Gang Are Unbelievably Cool

U.S. British nuclear family, 1950s

A vanished Britain: 50 years ago we were a country where doors were left unlocked and children played in the street

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