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When you do some research on the Pea coat you find some different origins. Probably, like with many things that people independently of each other, they have had the same idea or at least quite similar ideas to solve a problem.

Published in Culture
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 18:41

The Classic Enduring Style of The Breton Top

Sea-faring history has always influenced fashion - and no object more so than the Breton Top. But where did the history of the famous stripes begin?

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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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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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Friday, 22 November 2019 15:22

How the Game of Roulette Could Become More Punk

When writing down which video games are best for punks, the casino game of roulette probably isn't going to be on there. The game may be enjoyed by popular musicians and it may have red and black two popular punk colours, but it's a game with rules and dealers who dress in suits. Punks will probably play music games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

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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.

Published in Music
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:32

Absolute Beginners

Mod, or modernism is probably the most enduring and well documented of all of Britain’s sub-cultures. The golden ages of mod are largely dependent on age, taste and experience. For many, mod culture perfectly encapsulates the optimism of the swinging sixties.
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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 15:17

The Last Train to Ska

I can’t say for certain when I developed my love of Ska music. There was no defining moment when I heard “Willow Tree” by Alton Ellis and my world was turned on its head. My coming of age was in the dark and distant nineties, a world of MDMA fuelled warehouse parties and the guitar bands of Manchester.
Published in Music
Thursday, 21 December 2017 15:54

An Ode to Paul Weller

Paul Weller the King of Mod has reigned for 40 odd years,Since back in the days of stay-pressed trousers and a dodgy pair of flares.
From The Jam to The Style Council to the solo artist as He is right now,Maturing like a vintage wine the Guvnor shows the youngsters how. 

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It’s not often we at ZANI venture North of The Border in search of entertainment but we felt we had to hoof it up to Edinburgh to catch Irvine Welsh & Dean Cavanagh’s latest offering.
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