Clothing usually worn by greasers include T-shirts in white or black (often with the sleeves rolled up), ringer T-shirts, Italian knit shirts, Baseball shirts, bowling shirts, "Daddy-O"-style shirts, denim and leather jackets, black or blue jeans (with rolled-up cuffs anywhere from one to four inches), baggy cotton twill work trousers, black leather pants or vests, bomber jackets, letterman jackets, tank tops, khaki pants and suits. Common accessories included bandanas, black leather gloves, fedoras, motorcycle helmets, vintage leather caps, stingy-brim hats, flat caps and chain wallets. Common footwear included motorcycle boots (such as harness boots or engineer boots), army boots, winklepickers, brothel creepers, cowboy boots and Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars.
Typical hairstyles included the pompadour, the Duck's butt, S-Curls, Conks, Finger Waves, Afros with parts or shaped like pompadours, and the more combed-back Folsom style. These hairstyles were held in place with pomade such as Dax, Murray's or Royal Crown, and hair creams such as Brylcreem. The pompadour hair style worn by greasers has been adopted by those enamoured with vintage culture of the late 1950s and early 1960s, which includes hot rods, muscle cars, American folk music, rockabilly bands, and Elvis Presley, as well as actors such as James Dean (above) and Desi Arnaz.
The leather jacket, as popularized by pilots during World War II, became an icon of greaser culture. Compared with the previous decades, the 1950s were considered dull and the youths craved a new sense of adventure. The leather jacket marked greaser youths as daring and adventuresome young men, like the pilot heroes of a recent war.