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  • From the Panama to the porkpie: know your classic vintage hats

    So, do you know your trilby from your porkpie? Your Panama from your boater? No? Well, don’t worry; for this is our guide to the very coolest, very best classic hat styles to plump for to pimp up your look and lend it some of that irresistible vintage cut-and dash…

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  • Right on target: the tale behind the mod roundel

    As synonymous with the mod movement as the Lambretta or Vespa scooter or the Chelsea boot or the Harrington jacket or the Paul Weller haircut or The Jam t shirt, the red, white and blue target emblem is, well, basically the logo of the mod. An icon that’s impossible to separate from what the very essence of a mod and what being one is, its origins and history may, however, surprise you a little…

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  • Patch it up: the role of patches in vintage and modern fashion

    Wherever you look today, you’ll see patches adorning fashion. Yet it certainly hasn’t always been that way. Traditionally speaking, of course, patches were only added to clothes for practical purposes – to cover holes in threadbare garments or to identify rank on military and other uniforms. A few decades ago, though, all of that changed; suddenly cloth patches were seized upon by young people and became one of several different fashion tools for self-expression and allegiance to certain causes and movements of the day.

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  • Sixties sophistication: how to get the mod look – and make it your own

    The 1960s. A decade to which the society and culture that followed owed so much. Not least in terms of the music, movies, TV, liberated outlook, entrepreneurism and, yes, the fashion of the next few decades – and even that of today. Indeed, when it comes to fashion, few people can truly resist looking back to the ’60s for inspiration; especially the modern-day top-notch fashion designers. So why shouldn’t you?

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  • Fantastic four: 4 top tips to pull off the rockabilly look

    For fans of retro – and/ or vintage – clothing, it needn’t necessarily be all about mod looks, styles and designs. Indeed, if you’ve browsed through vintage clothes shops, perused the wares on a retro garb market stall or taken a step inside a thrift store, you’ll be only too aware that the vintage opportunities out there are, frankly, endless. Many retro clobber enthusiasts, indeed, like to throw on their take on a chic mod outfit one day and their own personalised version of, well, a rockabilly get-up the next.

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  • Mods, mini-skirts and Swinging London: women’s fashion in the 1960s

    Pop online to any mod clothing retailer on the ’Net and you’ll discover a cacophony of exciting, colourful, playful and yet elegant women’s items to browse through and buy (among them the likes of Jam shoes and art gallery clothing). Yet, do you know where and when this clobber really came from? How it came to be so popular and iconic…?

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  • You wear it well: how to look great when wearing retro

    Like wearing vintage clothing, outfits that are dominated by retro items have an unflattering, almost demeaning reputation for being a bit stagey; a bit affected. Even a bit costume-y. But that’s unfair. There’s no reason they should because, when done right, retro fashion can look fabulous – and look urgent, essential and as cool as a cucumber. In which case then, whatever your retro predilection – whether it’s 1950s polka dot dresses, 1970s maxi dresses or mod-inspired Jam shoes – how’s best to go about wearing your retro pieces…?

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  • BEST MOD INSPIRED MUSIC PLAYING TODAY

    Good music is timeless, and so is mod inspiration.

    From The Who to The Beatles, from The Kinks to Bowie, there are always singers and bands who will remain in the British canon for years to come. Many of these musicians have been around for years and some even predate the mod explosion. The mod culture is one of the most inspirational for modern day clothing and so has dissipated into everyday fashion as well as being its own unique style.The same goes with the music, inspiration has led to the mods being one of the most sought after styles in music as well and mod inspired musicians having sky-rocketed across the world in terms of popularity. So who are the musicians still out there who are rocking the mod ethos in the modern world.

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  • HOW TO WEAR THE PERFECT MOD SUIT

    Mod fashion will never go out of style. As a European inspired and quintessentially British look, Mod suits are here to stay.

     So how do you wear them? There are plenty of easier styles out there which require little to no effort at all, yet the mod suit is a must have for many fashionistas and music lovers. The whole point is that it looks sharp and precise, so getting it right can be really tricky if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s why we’ve compiled a few tips to help you get your mod suit just right.

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  • HOT TIPS FOR THE TRAVELLING MOD

    Travelling and staying stylish can be tough, but following these top tips for mod style might just keep the sun shining.

    Travelling can be stressful for a full fledged mod. What with the sweaty queues, cramped trains and planes as well as baggage manhandling leaving your freshly ironed mod suit all creased and crumpled. It’s a tough life for a well travelled mod, but at least you’re on holiday. You needn’t worry about style cramping on crowded carriages though, staying fashionable whilst travelling can be easier than you think. Just by taking some of these tips on board your flight with you, you could be transforming a rainy day the perfect summer holiday and taking that London mod shop look all the way to another continent.

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