Displaying items by tag: Mods

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:44

The Khaki Experiment and The Chino Cinch

OK, the title of this article could be mistaken for the ludicrous title of a mid twentieth-century pocket book novel. You know the ones that you could pick up from a newspaper stand for about twenty five cents in the US back in the day. You know, when working men would read a book for entertainment?

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Tuesday, 12 May 2020 20:00

From The Bazaar – The Desert Boot

A timeless classic, a pair of Desert Boots is an item, that arguably most well-dressed men, has for those slightly more casual days, in their shoe collection. It is a form of boot that is similar to a Chukka Boot. (A boot that usually has three pairs of eyelets, and derives its name from a period of play in the sport of Polo)

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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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When, it comes to the Harrington Jacket, I feel a sense of pride. I am from the North West of England. I was born in Salford and was brought up in Greater Manchester. For those that don’t know – the versatile and simply smart casual jacket originated in the form as we know it, in Manchester, the metropolis that was at the centre of England’s textile industry and had been, since the industrial revolution.

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Wednesday, 22 April 2020 11:21

Seersucker - The Milk and Sugar of Cool Fabric

The name seersucker is said to originate from the Persian words shîr and shakar, which translates to “milk and sugar”. This most likely references the smooth and bumpy texture of the fabric, as well as evidencing the origin and popularity of the fabric in the Middle East - just like the popularity of the Madras fabric during the British Colonial era.

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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.

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Friday, 08 November 2019 18:17

Tales of Aggro- A Cracking Book

‘A real slice of life told in the vernacular of the streets’ Irvine Welsh- 

'It's a treat to read just like A Crafty Cigarette' - Punk Poet Legend John Cooper Clarke 

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Saturday, 05 October 2019 14:01

A Short History of 2 Tone Records (1979 - 1986)

The label was started in 1979, by Jerry Dammers of The Specials in the wake of the UK ska revival. It catered mainly for the musical tastes of skinheads, rudies and mod revivalists and released ska- and reggae-influenced music.

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Rock N Roll Productions are extremely proud to announce our event ‘The Grand Mod Experience’ on Friday 23rd August at The Grand Hotel, Brighton.

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“Keep On Keeping On’ Ep was released by The Truth to mark 30 years since their last new music, but it is far more than that. The Ep is made up of four tracks, two re-releases and two originals, connecting their 80s past with a renewed creative spark.

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