Later we had the teddy boys
, consumptive chests in fine drapes, grease on velvet collars, and skinny legs in drainpipes leading to feet, which looked so long and wide on their beetle-crusher soles.
We were the original -and best - youth movement, which is why the teddy boy
era is recalled with great affection.
In his day job Richard has even dressed up in the Teddy Boy
gear to give a presentation while on a company team-building course.
Slick-guiffed Simon Lee, one of the first Teddy Boys
in Liverpool, came up from the direction of Jackson's Pond in a cheguered shirt, tight jeans and crepe-soled shoes.
The medium asked to be left alone so he could give Jango a good talking to about not letting the BSA-riding Teddy Boy
ghosts riders lead him astray.
CLOSE SHAVE: Dave "Sweeney Todd" Parker cuts Angus Harbottle's hair, and the old shop READY, TEDDY GO: Teddy boys
parade down Waterloo Street in Newcastle in this archive snap NO SHORT CUT: Customers wait in the queue, and the original shop and its proud staff
an almost unrecognisable Michael Douglas in scruffy jeans and teddy boy
We have the little Tyneside princess who lived in a castle, the teddy boy
who loved to fight on the Town Moor, and the cinema projectionist who interrupted his job to fight Japanese kamikaze pilots.
The complete outfit would set a modern-day teddy boy
back about pounds 90.
Showaddywaddy, still in their trademark teddy boy
jackets, but perhaps not quite so youthful anymore, gave an energetic performance.
It shows his brother Philip (middle) dressed as a Teddy Boy
with his friends in 1958.
COVENTRY'S Herbert Art Gallery and Museum has launched an appeal for a 1950s former teddy boy
who might still have his original drape jacket, drainpipe trousers and winkle-picker shoes.
In Paul Henry's case, it is black shoes, trousers and waistcoat, topped by an apple green teddy boy
coat with black trimmings.
Were you a Teddy Boy
or Teddy Girl in the late 70s?
I was a teddy boy
way back then and on a weekend couldn't wait to discard my overalls, get dressed in my drape suit and blue suede shoes, and head for the Bay.