At the request of a couple of members I invite you to ask me about my time in the 1950s as a Ted.
Just a brief outline and then it’s over to you.
It was 1956 when I bought my first Teddy Boy regalia, 3 piece suit with drape jacket in powder blue, velvet collars, cuffs and pocket flaps.
2 Shirts, one white the other pink, pair of pink :eek: suede beetle crusher shoes with 2" foam soles, 3 pairs of socks, pink, lime green and bright red.
2 bootlace ties, one with a buffalo head fastener the other with a skull and crossbone.
In our “gang” there were 8 of us and no we were not hooligans altho’ other “gangs” did get a bad reputation.
I’ll probably kill the thread stone dead by telling you why we became Teds but here goes.
Everybody wore grey flannel pants, sensible shoes, black or grey socks and all this was so fucking boring , we wanted to be different and different we were.
Men had sensible haircuts “Short back and sides” all the sodding time…we decided that wasn’t for us and luckily Tony Curtis had the ideal hairstyle so that was it.
A Tony Curtis with a DA (ducks arse) 1½ pounds of Brylcreem® slapped on and boy we were ready to take all that the world could throw at us.
Over to you, if you’re at all bothered that is