Teddy Girls, Battersea Fun Fair 1956 © Roger Mayne

The British Teddy Boy (also known as Ted) subculture is typified by young men wearing clothes that were partly inspired by the styles worn by dandies in the Edwardian period, styles which Savile Row tailors had attempted to re-introduce in Britain after World War II. The subculture started in London in the 1950s, and rapidly spread across the UK, soon becoming strongly associated with American rock and roll.
Originally known as Cosh Boys, the name Teddy Boy was coined when a 1953 Daily Express newspaper headline shortened Edward to Teddy. [read more]

Teddy Girls, Battersea Fun Fair 1956 © Roger Mayne

The British Teddy Boy (also known as Ted) subculture is typified by young men wearing clothes that were partly inspired by the styles worn by dandies in the Edwardian period, styles which Savile Row tailors had attempted to re-introduce in Britain after World War II. The subculture started in London in the 1950s, and rapidly spread across the UK, soon becoming strongly associated with American rock and roll.

Originally known as Cosh Boys, the name Teddy Boy was coined when a 1953 Daily Express newspaper headline shortened Edward to Teddy. [read more]

Photo posted 2 years ago with 95 notes
Tags: Roger Mayne Teddy Girls Teddy Boys Savile Row England London
  1. victor-vicdaniels reblogged this from slushy
  2. hadley-hemingway reblogged this from slushy
  3. opiumermaid reblogged this from sundancekidbehindasynthesiser
  4. highheelsandheavydrinking reblogged this from sundancekidbehindasynthesiser
  5. hangemuptodry reblogged this from rubber--chicken
  6. rubber--chicken reblogged this from ianbrownslovechild
  7. sundancekidbehindasynthesiser reblogged this from ianbrownslovechild
  8. ianbrownslovechild reblogged this from jnnu
  9. lottiehaynes reblogged this from jnnu
  10. bowlingstoned reblogged this from cbaios
  11. youareadelight reblogged this from slushy
  12. oliver-hunt reblogged this from slushy
  13. aeromachia reblogged this from thealienlives and added:
    these ladies always remind me a little bit of tumblr user alice-and-the-deer for some reason
  14. badpicturesofmymediocreart reblogged this from ohdeargodwhy
  15. serazienne reblogged this from thealienlives
  16. myfriperie reblogged this from ohdeargodwhy
  17. cyanide-livingdeadinside reblogged this from ohdeargodwhy
  18. ohdeargodwhy reblogged this from thealienlives
  19. thealienlives reblogged this from ampora
  20. stupid-dots reblogged this from dorothyrhone
  21. letsgojelly-fishing reblogged this from dorothyrhone
  22. blueeoctober reblogged this from dorothyrhone
  23. nuvens-vens reblogged this from conversadepub
  24. ampora reblogged this from conversadepub
  25. mccartneymagic reblogged this from rockshudson
  26. conversadepub reblogged this from hipdeathgodess
  27. hipdeathgodess reblogged this from rockshudson