Our 1950s costumes for men will create that perfect Elvis, Fonz or '50s nerd look. Shop our '50s jackets, shirts and accessories at Candy Apple Costumes to play bowler, a Bobby soxer's date, a teenage Greaser or Buddy Holly. We carry 1950s men's costumes in regular and extra-large sizes, including plus-size options.
Pair costumes with a '50s wig or temporary sideburns. Order a prom tuxedo for your "Back to the Future" Enchantment Under the Sea dance. Find a faux black leather jacket like Danny's for that "Grease" party. Our custom size charts for each costume make finding that perfect fit easy.
Dress up like a member of a teenage gang from the 1950s, or wear a '50s-era varsity letterman sweater. Be a soda jerk or rebel with (or without) a cause. From lounge lizard to biker to Buddy Holly lookalike, we can outfit you in style for that 1950s costume party. Our 1950s accessories for men range from glasses and skinny ties to temporary tattoos.
Check out our 50's Accessories and 50's Wigs sections to complete your men's nifty fifties costume with a greaser wig, a switchblade comb, or a pair of Buddy Holly glasses!
What did men wear in the 50's?
There were three main fashions for men and boys in the 1950s:
The Clean-Cut All-American
A mainstream guy concerned about his reputation with parents, teachers and "nice" girls would sport a military-inspired crewcut or tidy side-parted hairstyle. It went well with his letterman jacket and Ivy League credentials.
The Chic Geek
A budding musician, poet or intellectual, his style reflected 1950s musicians like Buddy Holly, who popularized wearing nerdy dark-rimmed glasses and a pompadour hairstyle.
A rebel (with or without a cause) who liked to look a little dangerous. The bad boy of the 50's, the greaser got his name from the slick, pomade-filled hairdo known as the ducktail or "duck's ass." Popularized by celebrities like Elvis and James Dean, and continued with characters like Danny Zuko and The Fonz, this is the most recognizable 50's guy.