With a streetwise 1950s blend of Edwardian dandyism, Saville Row fashion and styles borrowed from Hollywood westerns, teddy boys were Britain’s first identifiable youth tribe.
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Ever since teddy boys started stalking the streets of Britain with their dandy looks, teen scenes have come thick and fast.
A new book documents them all: mods and rockers, punks and ravers • Street Culture by Gavin Baddeley.
Mods: The Who, posing on Brighton pier in mod revival style
Bikers from Movies: Peter Fonda in Easy Rider.
Hippies and the Summers of Love.