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 and working class British adolescents who adopted styles in menswear with an Edwardian flavor.

Vacation-time, 1955 - Of course there is a man along to take care of all my needs including pouring me a cocktail, fetching anything I need, applying my suntan lotion and escorting me to dinner and dancing ;-) !

Vacation-time, 1955 - Of course there is a man along to take care of all my needs including pouring me a cocktail, fetching anything I need, applying my suntan lotion and escorting me to dinner and dancing ;

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.

1950s Men's Shirt Styles

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 purchase

New Trier High School in 1950

Teens, Teenage boys wearing the style they are most accustomed to throughout the United States; Jeans, leather boots (shoes are acceptable) and button up shirt with carefully rolled sleeves (a tee shirt may be worn under this or by itself).

James Dean, NYC 1955

Afternoon eye candy: James Dean (31 photos)

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