Displaying items by tag: Mods

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?

Published in Culture
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 08:46

Cooking The Creases: STA-PREST

From inventing the blue jean in 1873 Levi’s, has always been an innovator when it comes to clothing, always functional, and suited to both work and play. So, it’s no surprise that in the 1960s they found a way to put a permanent crease into trousers.

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The earliest known roots of polo reach back as far as 6th century BC, the modern form of the horseback sport can be traced back to the 19th Century in India. British military men stationed in Manipur, a state in Northeast India, adopted polo from the indigenous Indians, and brought it back to the U.K. where it became synonymous with wealth, royalty, and the upper-classes.

Published in Culture
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 19:05

Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police

Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police – (2012) is a documentary based on The Police’s guitarist Andy Summers’ critically acclaimed autobiography from 2007, One Train Later: A Memoir Paperback.

Published in Film
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?

Published in Culture
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)

Published in Culture
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.

Published in Culture
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.

Published in Music
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