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Old Teddy Boys.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    People who've never given up the style: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    makes me want a cigarette, some KFC, and a punch in the face.
     
  3. Get Smart

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    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
     
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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is from the A Continuous Lean blog. Here is the text that introduces the photos LK posted:
    The photos themselves can be found here: Ben Watts/Teddy Boys
     
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    Miss my old pair of Creepers.

    lefty
     
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    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.
     
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    The style is pretty cool..but what is their fascination with the hand tats?

    Mike
     
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    lulz at that guy's Stars and Bars hand tat. He would be soundly verbally thrashed on WAYWRN..
     
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    good look, minus the tatoos.
     
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    I just had a flashback to 1991 in a London Dance Hall...
     
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    I just had a flashback to 1991 in a London Dance Hall...

    These boys pre-date 1991 by a bit...
     
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    These boys pre-date 1991 by a bit...

    Sorry, I should have clarified...the door to the club as the portal to a far gone time and place -- DA's, poodle skirts, and we, my buddies and I, the time travelers...
     
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    Pics 1 and 3 remind me of two of my uncles.
     
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    The style is pretty cool..but what is their fascination with the hand tats?

    Mike


    good look, minus the tatoos.

    I think the tattoos are what must have kept them in the scene. I mean, you can't exactly change your look with your hands tatted up like that right?
     
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    It was fascinating to watch them on "British Style Genius".
     
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    That's some shit collar fit.
     
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    lulz at that guy's Stars and Bars hand tat. He would be soundly verbally thrashed on WAYWRN..
    I'm pretty sure that's not the Confederate flag. It looks like the St. Andrews cross to me (which is indeed featured in said flag, but with other elements)
     
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    ^^ no it's def the confederate flag

    Teds were really into usage of the Stars n Bars, as homage to the roots of their music which was all southern roots rock n roll. There was an online essay some old Ted wrote where he talks about it and how it wasnt a racial thing, even tho some of the first generation Teds in 1952 were known to be a bit racial, even going so far as to only playing songs by white artists of their day at their dance clubs (which were more often than not covers of black artists). But the whole confederate flag imagery was more adopted by the revival Teds from the mid 70s, not so much the originals from the 50s

    they did some crazy stuff, like sewing razorblades under the lapels of their drape jackets, so that if someone grabbed them by their collars their hands could get all cut up.
     

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