For some the 1950’s was the decade that epitomised ‘cool’. The 50s had it all: legendary film icons like Marilyn Monroe and James Dean and also some from the greatest music artists ever like Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis as well as the irreplaceable Elvis Presley.
The fashion of the 50s, however, it was just as important a feature of the time as the music or movies and the distinct ‘Rockabilly’ look remains popular, particularly following the rockabilly revival during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.
There are a large number of retailers and online stores that cater for men and women who would love to recreate the look of the time. London Boots stock a wide range of shirts in a range of colours and designs. It is now possible for men to recreate James Dean’s look in the iconic film ‘Rebel without a Cause’. Ladies can recreate the style of the 50’s with items of clothing such as blouses with classic rockabilly designs, fur-lined jackets in colours from black and white to pastel pink, and two piece blouse and skirt sets available in a veritable rainbow of colours and styles from black with red spots to silver sequins.
But of course, no outfit is complete without the appropriate footwear and for the ladies there is a wide range of fifties-style shoes. Men can choose from our range of ‘Rockabilly’ footwear including winklepickers, ‘Elvis Boots’ and biker boots.
London Boots are Europe's number one retailer and wholesaler of Rock ‘n Roll, Retro, Rockabilly and 50's and 60's clothing and footwear. Whether you require a drape jacket to be tailor made or a pair of winklepicker boots, we are the place to visit! Our mesmerising Nottingham based showroom is open to the public to visit Monday to Saturday.
Take advantage of our very own brand Skye Clothing and Footwear - sold by distributors all over the world – Singapore is the latest to join the team!
Take your time and view all our products online or drop in and visit us in Nottingham, Castle Boulevard. If you cannot get to the showroom, we will no doubt see you at one of the many events we attend all year round. Keep a look out on our Facebook page and website for the dates!