Outrageous Fashions of Swiss Greasers in the ’50s and ’60s

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If you enjoyed our gallery of a teenage gang in 1950’s Brooklyn, you’ll want to see these wild rockabilly kids from Zurich. An ocean away, the Rebel Youth captured by amateur photographer Karlheinz Weinberger worshiped American rock ‘n’ roll, abused their denim, greased their pompadours high, and terrified the squares. The despondent James Dean scowl was optional, but it didn’t hurt. See them show off their over-sized Elvis belt buckles, thrust out the giant bolts replacing their jean zippers and strut in their DIY biker gang jackets, in the gallery below. Check out American Suburb X and the Retronaut for more from the series.

Image credit: Karlheinz Weinberger

Image credit: Karlheinz Weinberger

Image credit: Karlheinz Weinberger

Image credit: Karlheinz Weinberger

Image credit: Karlheinz Weinberger

Image credit: Karlheinz Weinberger

Image credit: Karlheinz Weinberger

Image credit: Karlheinz Weinberger

Image credit: Karlheinz Weinberger

Image credit: Karlheinz Weinberger

Image credit: Karlheinz Weinberger