A group of Leeds Teddy Boys in the late 1970's showing the different coloured velvets, use of roll colours and half-moon pockets which were very popular at the time. Note many Teddy Boys at this time would also wear Leather Jackets which were a spin off from the Rockers of the 1960's. Rolls Colours, Colours Velvet, Half Moon Pocket, Leed Teddy, Leather Jackets, Early Punky, Edwardian Teddy, Punky Stuff, Late 1970 S
A group of Teddy boys find themselves with nowhere to go and hang around on the Old Kent Road at Elephant and Castle, South London, 13th July 1955.
American influence on European teenagers was huge. Rock and Roll idols including Elvis Presley, Bill Hayley, Jerry Lee Lewis and film stars James Dean and Marlon Brando set fashions almost unwittingly. The main looks for teenagers were greasers and preppies. Teddy Boys, quiffs, Brylcreem, poodle skirts and blue suede shoes.