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The ultimate guide to rockabilly menswear

Continuing our look at alternative menswear, taking you beyond the wardrobe of mere basic staples and plain black tee's, we take a look at those essential rockabilly pieces for your wardrobe.

hot rod t-shirt

As the boom in vintage style has grown the rockabilly look has followed suit, it's now even easier than before to find 50's inspired wares to adorn. Whether you prefer to go for graphic tattoo inspired prints on your wares or something a little more clean cut we've hand picked a selection of companies right here in the UK that are worth a visit.

Does the sound of clean cut sharp shirts with a pinch of 50's style whet your whistle? Well your bound to find something that you like at Vivien of holloway, well known for their vintage inspired womenswear they've branched out to create a range of mens shirts much like their frocks in a vast range of prints. The same can be said of Skye clothing who have a great range of menswear from shirts to shoes that would fit in perfectly for an evening of 50's styled bowling and dining (Update 2016 - Skye clothing have now unfortunately closed.).

For truly authentic rockabilly wares you can't beat Freddies of pinewood who have a wide selection of 40's & 50's inspired designs ranging from jackets to jeans and everything in between.

vivien of holloway shirt

If you prefer something that's a little more hot rod than clean cut Ozone clothing have a vast range of menswear from flame print shirts and racer jackets to check trousers and more.

And if you prefer a touch more horror to your rockabilly look you'll just love Retro rebels, Kreepsville 666 & Darkside who have got everything from munsters print t-shirts to bloodied jackets and skull print shorts in abundance (Update 2016 - Retro rebels have now unfortunately closed).

You can find an even wider range of rockabilly menswear sites to tickle your fancy over at our extensive alternative directory.

Images: Darkside & Vivien of Holloway