Pardon me if this is a bit off topic, but these are people who absolutely love their suits and are well worth a mention.
I'm curious how many people here are familiar with the English subculture of Teddy Boys?
They predate Rock'n'Roll by a few years. They're commonly referred to as the 1st teenagers, post-WW2 kids with nothing to do living in bleary war-torn England. Similar to the Zoot Suit concept of America but did things their own way. They adapted the older form of the establishment and well-to-do gentleman by way of edwardian era 3 piece suits & brothel creepers. They sported long drape coats and close cut trousers called drainpipe trousers. They often wore western ties, sometimes loud sometimes matching vests and often loud socks. When rock'n'roll began, they embraced it and held on to it for dear life. They were the only group of people that never turned their back on it, they took in our tired, weary and broken 50's musicians when the rest of the world turned to whatever was the next hip thing. They nurtured what they loved and supported it and continue to do so, in many cases over several generations of families! Today you can go do a Ted club or weekender in England, or through Europe, and see every age bracket there. Often with tattoos up to their ears and balding but wearing impeccable 3 piece Teddy Boy suits, because they don't grow up, they love what they love and why complicate it. Over the years you can see the style adapting with the times somewhat, what began with blue, black, charcoal and burgandy in the 50's took on more 70's color schemes as the years went on and further fit the era it existed in during the 80's. They began to become a pop culture joke as you can buy teddy boy wigs for british fancy dress parties but today there's been a return to darker colors as the pictures below illustrate the changing times. Although there has always been the core people involved and breathing life into it along with an ever expanding group of die hard fans of the essential pillars of real Rock'n'Roll.
some 70's rock'n'roll revival era pictures..
I'll look around for some original 50's teddy boy pictures but you begin to get the idea perhaps..?