1950s-1960s: “Rebel Youth” by Karlheinz Weinberger Chris September 14, 2011 1950-1959, Fashion & beauty 27 CommentsFavourited 1318 times Add to favourites 27 Responses John Simpson September 14, 2011 I love the Elvis chastity belt things. Reply davidabl September 15, 2011 These particular fashions were a Swiss only phenomenon I beleive. Reply Chris September 15, 2011 interesting… here’s more: http://www.moussemagazine.it/blog/?p=9040 Greetings from Basel (and no, people no longer walk around like that in Switzerland…) Chris Reply Bob September 16, 2011 Fantastic… Reply Chris September 16, 2011 by the way… I actually had to order the book after seeing this entry. Damn you, Retronaut! Reply Allen Marsh September 17, 2011 More like codpieces than chastity belts. Reply Sean September 20, 2011 Are these kids gay? Reply Allen Marsh September 30, 2011 And who the heck was ‘Vince?’ Reply Ryan K October 2, 2011 Vince Taylor maybe? Reply Tamara Perry October 5, 2011 Gene Vincent Reply Jmo November 21, 2011 Wow. This reminds me of some of the homemade “punk” gear my friends and I would come up with, growing up in a little town. No codpiece belt buckles, but lots of stuff with dog chains, magic markered clothes, army surplus belts and boots, toothpaste in our hair to make it spikey. It’s embarassing to remember, of course, but there’s also some pride mixed in. We did it ourselves, there were no Hot Toic stores or whatever to go to. And it’s not like the “normal” kids yelling insults at us from their Firebirds or whatever didn’t also, you know, look like morons. Reply Mike December 27, 2011 The guy using nuts and long bolts to close his fly — I hope he didn’t have to go in a big hurry. Reply Julie January 17, 2012 Cool photos!! Reply Kacey January 29, 2012 Beautiful!!! Reply rom January 29, 2012 vince is elvis in Jailhouse Rock Reply Pinke March 10, 2012 Wow, some of these photos look like they could have taken in the 80′s. Very cool! Reply eydie May 7, 2012 the girls look awesome. the guys–i’m just wondering how they manage trips to the bathroom. Reply Birdy May 7, 2012 Awesome. Awesome, awesome. I love the Elvis belts. XD Reply LauraJ May 11, 2012 The girl in pic #19 looks like a modern hipster almost. Note the ‘skinny’ jeans =) Reply GEAH May 24, 2012 #16 is Amy Winehouse. Reply Tattooedluvbeast July 14, 2012 And as an 80′s punk rocker I was f**ked with as soon as I had the hair spiked, but then later, the top 40 had enlisted such “punk” music such as, Go-gos, The police. And now there is a rum TV ad that has The Misfits in the background. And don’t get me started about the best song Iggy ever did being used as a cruise ship ad! Reply kerry July 22, 2012 Some of the denim is neat,but I hate the ugly belts and jewellery.The guy with the purple scarf,screams “jean queen” Reply TR July 30, 2012 Codpieces? I was thinking wrestling belts. But codpieces is far funnier. Some things never seem to change. Black hair, chains, ripped up jeans. Seems so status quo… Reply SuzannaBanana September 1, 2012 Bizarre Elvis belts! Like shields almost. And the fly zippers all tied up or bolted together? This would have been around the time 1950′s that Teddy Boys and girls were the thing in the UK? Strange how youth culture differed from country to country back then. Nowadays with the itnernet it is all one big same thing mix I guess? Reply Lisa Arwen September 4, 2012 They looked like as stupid as actual rebel youth! xD Reply Elvis September 10, 2012 I don’t know what country this is from but it sure as hell ain’t America Reply Ashley September 20, 2012 That is not cute…what were they thinking. haha. though in years to come people will probably say that bout us. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.