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Check in at Somerset House for ‘Return of the Rudeboy’

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You can’t go wrong with an exhibition that teams barbering, music and fashion, all against the backdrop of one of London’s most spectacular venues. Get yourself down to Somerset House somersethouse.org.uk before 25th August 2014 for Return of the Rudeboy (returnoftherudeboy.com) created and curated by photographer and filmmaker Dean Chalkey. It’s a look at the style, swagger and significance of Rudeboy culture through portraits, installations, music and more. Originating from the streets of Kingston, Jamaica in the late 1950’s, Rudeboy came to represent the young rebels who wore distinctively sharp styles such as Mohair suits, thin ties and pork pie hats. The style was closely connected to American Jazz and R&B musicians as well as some notorious gangsters. The music and fashion was reworked into what became known as Ska and Two-Tone. Resident barber Daniel from @wearecuts in Dean Street, Soho will be on hand to work his Rudeboy style magic. Nice work Daniel!

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