Displaying items by tag: Modernist

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 18:21

Just The Tonik – Mohair, and Dormeuil

I heard the Charlie Rich song - Mohair Sam the other day, and it made me smile, and groove a little. It also inspired me and made me want to write about Mohair, and about a brand that was in the mid-twentieth century, was the leading brand for suits using Mohair fabric and is still today held in very high regard.

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There are many types of fabrics associated with work wear, especially originating in the 1800's when it was first mass produced. Every one knows about denim, it's been time tested and worn throughout the ages - but what about the other types?

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Chambray is a fabulous fabric that offers the unique texture and appearance of denim but without the density and weight. Denim shirts have been popular over the decades and can produce some very interesting fades, but, wearing denim shirts can mean sweating uncontrollably during the summer months.

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Tuesday, 12 May 2020 18:35

The Modcast

In these strange, unprecedented times, there has never been more of a need to escape the harsh realities of life. And for me, and many others, the world of podcasts is as good as any place to start. And for those of a modernist persuasion, or simply those who love a bit of culture, Eddie Piller’s Modcast is the place to be.

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Marc Bolan TV documentary.Dandy in the Underworld. 1997.

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Tuesday, 05 May 2020 18:37

Rolling With The OCBD Shirt.

When you read about Mods, and many other cultural styles, such as Skinheads, and those that like to adopt a Preppy or Ivy style. You will sometimes read the acronym “OCBD shirt”. This stands for Oxford Cloth Button Down. It is quite possibly the most popular style of shirt in the last century, in that it is stylish, and can be worn both casually and formally. Here I look into the history of the style. It’s origins and the popularity of this versatile and seemingly timeless garment.

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Thursday, 16 April 2020 09:41

A Tailored History of Madras – Check It Out...

Many of us who are into the Mod scene appreciate what is termed as Madras. From, shirts to jackets, to shorts and trousers, any discerning Mod, Modernist, Ivy League fan, or stylish geezer should own something that is a summer staple among the stylish. Here is a short history of how Madras became popular in the Western world.

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Tubby Hayes – The Life Behind The Tenor, is a brilliant, and insightful limited edition book, that takes a closer look at the life of the British Jazz icon, Tubby Hayes. It has recently been published by Mono Media Books and is limited to one hundred copies.

Published in Music
Saturday, 13 April 2019 14:19

Jason Disley’s Beat to a Pulp Reviewed on ZANI

The talented and suave Modernist beat poet that is Jason Disley, has produced a collection of poems, Beat To A Pulp, to add to his increasing body of work.

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