Archive for May, 2007

Fred Perry Sample Sale

by Modculture 29 May, 2007

Good news if you’re after a Fred Perry bargain – the Fred Perry Sample Sale is taking place in London this week.

You need to head for the Covent Garden Film Studios, 10 Mercer Street, WC2H 9QE this Thursday, 31st May and Friday 1st June. It runs from 8am until 6pm over both days.

It’s hard to say what is there, we’ve just been told menswear, womenswear, youths, accessories and footwear – so we’ll presume it’s a bit of everything. And let us know if you pick up a bargain.

Fred Perry website

Aertex Paul Weller polo shirt

by Modculture 28 May, 2007

Yet more Paul Weller-related clothing, although this is claimed to be a replica as opposed to being endorsed.

According to Aertex, this Axe polo shirt is a special edition replica of the polo worn by Paul Weller on the cover of The Jam’s Beat Surrender. Now I thought that cover featured a girl with a flag, but if you can place this top, please let us know in the comments below.

Anyway, it’s 100 per cent cotton, with button-down collar and a fairly slim fit, retailing for £44.99. The company also has some other interesting retro-styled tops, so the website is well worth a look.

Find out more at the Aertex website

Biff Bang Pow label update

by Modculture 28 May, 2007

We’ve just received this message from Biff Bang Pow owner Paul Hooper-Keeley about the future of the label.

"The Biff Bang Pow brand and back catalogue has been acquired by Detour Records due to illness in the BBP family and a resulting lack of focus in the label over the last few months. It was a hard decision to make, but ultimately the best decision for all parties concerned.

The past releases can continue to be ordered from the website as Detour have also taken over the online shop (or directly from Detour Records), with orders via the post now needing the cheques payable to Detour Records and sent to them at PO Box 18, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9LD.

Watch out for further details from Detour on how the Biff Bang Pow label is to be progressed. I would like to thank you all for your kind support over the last 3 years and hope that you will all continue to support the Mod bands of today."

Paul Hooper-Keeley

Detour Records website

Mod five-a-side players wanted

by Modculture 28 May, 2007

There’s a Mod five-a-side competition taking place at the Leeds Mod Weekender – and they still need a few extra players to make up an ideal number of entrants. If you fancy a kickabout, it’s on Saturday 9th June at 11am – the venue is Goals on Kirkstall Road in Leeds.

Note also that the Friday night event at the weekender is now at Co Co Bar 9pm – 2am, with free entry.

If you want to know more about this or the five-a-side, contact the organisers at:
[email protected]

Mod Tat: Mustard Mod Wallet

by Modculture 28 May, 2007

The first in a series of really bad Mod-themed items will probably be hard be beat. Yes for genuine tat, you’ve got to hand it to the Mustard Mod Wallet.

Available online from Mancunian fashion retailer Ark, this wallet is distressed (as well as distressing) – by that I  mean it has a worn look to make it look even cheaper than it already does. It also features the cast of Quadrophenia on the outside, along with a slogan saying "This is the modern world".

And the price? That’s £19.95 plus postage. Take our advice, but something classy.

Find out more at the Ark website