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Rude boy

references a Jamaican subculture,

which dates back to the 1960’s-

musically identified with rocksteady:

a fusion of R&B, ska, reggae and jazz

and with  fashion focused by a smart dress style of:

fitted suits

button up shirts

thin ties

loafers, brogues

and topped off by a fedora or pork pie hat

Elements of the Rude boy look is

evidenced in today’s street style swagger fashion:

cool,  confident,  composed

So gents, get your Rude boy groove on!

Rude boy look:  the original

(images from kamaraappleton (t) and  dancehallreggage-entertainment (b):

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Rude boy look:  contemporary takes

true to form and with a twist

(image from drmartensofficaltumblr.com):

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(image from dressroom.hu):

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(images from boyfromdagbon.com):

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with a light weave roll neck jumper

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on the wild side:  with animal print scarf

(images from modehunter.co.uk):

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(image from chicagostreetstyle.com):

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Rude boy a la denim dimension

(image from modehunter.co.uk):

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(image from dressroom.hu):

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