Teddy boy

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A Teddy boy is a man who dresses in a style that became popular in the 1950's in Britain. Teddy boys relate to early rock and roll music. People often thought of them as rebels. The teddy boy also meant the first British culture of young people. For the first time, teenagers who were in a working class could buy clothes, a bicycle or motorcycle and entertainment. Teddyboys wore clothes that are likely to shock older people.

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After World War 2, the clothes makers of Savile Row made Edwardian style clothes for rich British men. The Edwardian style is from the old styles of Edward VII period (1901-1910). For example, long and tight jacket with one row of buttons and narrow pants. Teddy boys started to wear similar styles to make fun of Edwardian style and added strange ties or ducktail hairstyles that are from America. Teddy boys tried to show resistance to the upper-class.