Archive for August, 2006

Mod discussion/record fair in Liverpool

by Modculture 30 August, 2006

One for your diaries if you happen to be up north on Saturday September 16th is a Mod record fair, music and discussion event in Liverpool under the name It’ll Never Be Over For Me.

It’s a free event that starts at 12 noon and runs until late. There’s a specialist record fair (Mod, 60s, R&B, Motown, soul, northern, ska), along with a discussion based around Mod. Guest speakers for the discussion include The Look author Paul Gorman, Paolo Hewitt, Katie Milestone, John Gore and from today’s Mod scene, Dave Edwards and Neil Lee.

And if that’s not enough, there’s a live appearance from one of the best bands on today’s scene, Glasgow’s The Five Aces.

If you want to pop along, the address is:
A Foundation Building
Greenland St, City Centre,
Liverpool
L1 0BY (opposite Cain¹s Brewery)

For more information or if you want a record stall on the event, contact Hilary Thorn on 0151 709 4180 or email [email protected]

Worst-ever Fred Perry polo shirt?

by Modculture 29 August, 2006


There’s been some disagreement over the merits of the Paul Weller-designed Fred Perry polo shirt, but I’m sure there’ll be little disagreement over this.

It’s a Fred Perry designed by hip Danish-born (and now London-based) designer Peter Jensen. I don’t know too much else about this polo shirt apart from what the picture shows – a stretched logo, three buttons…and a bow tie. Amazingly, this weekend’s Guardian describes it as "genius".

No idea of a price or availability. Nor do I much care to be honest!

Rapha sample sale in London

by Modculture 29 August, 2006

Good news if you like the Rapha range of hip cycling gear – they’re having a clearout of their current lines at a sample sale in London, to make way for new autumn/winter stock and discounting heavily on their website.

The sample sale is this weekend at Velorution, 18 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 8BD (near Oxford Circus). Times are Friday 1st September 18.00 to 20.00, Saturday 2nd September 10.30 to 18.00, Sunday 3rd September 11.00 to 18.00. Or if you can’t make it down, there’s also new markdowns on the website, including £50 off Tour of Britain Sportwool jerseys and £60 off some of the classic merino shirts.

Visit the Rapha website

Quadrophenia DVD winners

by Modculture 29 August, 2006

Thanks to the hundreds of you that entered our competition for the Quadrophenia Special Edition DVDs. We only have three copies, so there can only be three winners. Those winners are (in order of being drawn out):

  • Barry Murphy
  • Joanne Greenhalgh
  • Robbie Higgins

– I’ll be in touch for your addresses shortly.

We’ve got competitions more or less ongoing now, so if you didn’t win this time, keep entering – you’re always in with a chance of something sooner or later.

Mod hairdo t-shirt

by Modculture 26 August, 2006


More of an eye-catcher than a fashion statement, this unisex Mod Indian Hairdoo t-shirt from Canadian t-shirt makers Super Fantastico features a vintage image of an Indian woman with a fairly distinctive 60s hairstyle, which was undoubtedly heavy on the lacquer.

Oliver green background with green tinged image, you can pick it up in a selection of sizes, including a women’s fitted, all printed on "sweatshop free" garments. The t-shirt costs $22 (and they ship worldwide).

What isn’t clear is what the writing underneath the image says – or indeed how the manufacturers knew the woman was a Mod – I just can’t imagine a vibrant 60s Mod scene in India…unless you know different.

More from the Super Fantastico website

Via T-shirt Island

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