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TALES OF A TEENAGE MOD

A CRAFTY CIGARETTE

TALES OF A TEENAGE MOD

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Tuesday, 05 May 2020 18:37

Rolling With The OCBD Shirt.

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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.

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 18:17

Smokey Dives

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Documentary showing how drab post-war Britain was enlivened by the trad-jazz scene, which ballooned into our first mass youth culture, with thousands of young people dancing the night away in dimly light underground clubs, from Soho's infamous Cy Laurie Club to The Cavern Club in Liverpool.

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.

A rare look at Led Zeppelin, from their humble beginnings to their status as rock gods. Led Zeppelin: Dazed & Confused

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 09:48

Dark Waters Reviewed

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This is a Jack the Giant Killer movie based on a New York Times article, ‘The Lawyer who became DuPont's Worst Nightmare,’ by Nathaniel Rich. Cincinnati corporate defense lawyer, Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo),

In the UK Bingo is a catchphrase that is forever, and rightly so, associated with a rapid victory, be it the game itself or at home, work, or social surroundings when something goes your way. In short, Bingo means to win.

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