Cosh Boys in Notting Hill, London in 1954 wearing finger-tip length jackets of a style which immediately preceded Teddy Boy style. Note the chain attached to the belt loop, which was a direct influence from the Zoot Suit. Following on from the Spiv's and during the early 1950's some teenage gangs started to appear in the East End of London and they became known as Cosh Boys.
1960s Fashion: The Icons And Designers That Helped Shape The Decade
If ever a song – and singer – could symbolise the style of the era, it was Nancy Sinatra’s hit single These Boots Were Made For Walking. With her tousled blonde hair, shortest of mini dresses and ability to pull off a pair of knee-high boots with aplom – the song, and Nancy’s look was an emblem for the decade.