F, V at Lower East Side-Second Ave.; J, M, Z at Essex St.
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Designer Ahmed Abdallah—also owner of St. Mark’s standby boutique Ohmash—opened this menswear shop with partner Evan Ferber in November 2008, turning out a dapper in-house collection of coats, suits, button-downs, and jeans. The name refers to the British fashion movement of the fifties (revived by rockabilly fans in the seventies), characterized by Edwardian styles like drape jackets, skinny ties, high-collared shirts, and waistcoats. The fifties flair is subtle in the Teddy Boy label, including cotton button-downs, wool coats, motorcycle jackets, cashmere-blend suits, and jeans. The dimly lit space has a weathered feel, with worn wooden floorboards, sleek, black leather chairs, and shelves lined with vintage ephemera like faded suitcases, medicine bags, an antique camera, and tarnished brass paperweights. Exposed brick walls are adorned with black-and-white photos of fifties-era Teddy Boys in a haze of cigarette smoke, complete with slicked-back greaser hair and skinny ties. Spare racks along opposite walls display dark blazers, asymmetrical zip-ups, and crisp shirts in pastel shades. Dated pairs of shoes dot the floor, from scuffed work boots to white leather lace-ups.