teddy boy

December 27, 2009

its amazing that you can capture the essence of an entire subculture in a few photographs.  these photos by ben watts epitomize the 1950s ‘teddy boy’ style from the uk, which eventually spread to the states and influenced the rock’n’roll look.  the group got its name after a 1953 newspaper headline shortened edward to teddy and coined the term teddy boy.

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via swipelife.


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