awesome. Teddy Boys have a lot of style and listen to good music and are one of the few scenes where the guys really do keep the flame burning for a long time. I've seen some really nice drape coats over the years, a great look with drainpipes and beetle crushers. this is a good ted site, done by a really old school Ted http://www.teddyboycollared.com/ if it's of interest check out this book. It was out of print for years and about 5 years ago came back into publication. The BBC special "British Style Genius" has a volume on teds ...Teds starts around the 3:00 mark as does Vol 1 of Sounds of Underground London, if you can find a copy
This is from the A Continuous Lean blog. Here is the text that introduces the photos LK posted:
Edwardians, or “Teddy Boys” as they became known, are an English youth subculture that created a distinctive style by wearing clothes inspired by the Edwardian period that the tailors of Savile Row attempted to reintroduce after world war two. The term “Teddy Boy” came about as a result of a newspaper headline that shortened Edward to Teddy and subsequently to Teddy Boy. Below are a series of Teddy Boy photos from photographer Ben Watts that I find particularly interesting. The Teddy Boy subculture is a very unique phenomenon, similar in idea to the “rock and roll” revolution in America in the 1950s.
Those pictures are really great and show something we don't often see around here--a truly organic sense of style. Look how none of those guys betray even the slightest hint of anxiety about what they're wearing. Let it rock.