Archive for July, 2009

Dr Martens suede monkey boots

by Modculture 30 July, 2009

Interesting 'new' shoe from Dr Martens – these suede monkey boots.

As you might have worked out, this is an update to the classic late 60s monkey boots that the 'Doc' once knocked out, this time with a more premium suede finish and contrast detailing, along with (of course) an air-cushioned sole.

Various colour options available, all selling for £80 a pair.

Find out more at the Hip website

I'm One by Horst Friedrichs reviewed

by Modculture 30 July, 2009

It's been talked about for some time and we were under the impression that it wasn't out until the end of August – but according to Amazon, I'm One by Horst Friedrichs is actually released on 1st August 2009, so it's just as well that we have got out review online in double quick time.

The Scenester has got his hands on one of the first copies off the press (ahead of release thankfully) and has been through it with typical attention to detail, detailing his thoughts in our books section. Check it out via the link.

And don't forget, we're still running a competition to win the book, you can enter right here.

I'm One book review at Modculture

Beat Club now online

by Modculture 30 July, 2009

Admittedly a lot of the highlights are to be found on YouTube, but if you want to dig a bit deeper into the Beat Club archives, much of the vintage music show's performances are now online.

Beat Club was a German TV show from the 60s and 70s, featuring live appearances from a range of bands, including many who wouldn't have got a look in back in the UK. Check out The Creation below for just one example or check out the YouTube-like video site for the programme right here.

Fred Perry Specials shirts go on sale

by Modculture 29 July, 2009

Don't think we've mentioned this previously, but if you missed out in our competition, you might be interested to know that the 30th anniversary Specials range of Fred Perry polo shirts and shirt are now available to buy online.

As you probably recall, the theme is 'black and white unite', with the polo shirts and long-sleeved shirt all featuring a monochrome colour scheme, along with a unique twin coloured laurel with chequer detailing. You can see one of the tops above, the other two over the page.

If you want one, check out the Fred Perry site – prices start at £60.

Fred Perry / The Specials website

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Modculture 10th anniversary event

by Modculture 29 July, 2009

There's nothing quite like planning ahead – and with Modculture celebrating 10 years of wasting everyone's working days and as a side issue, keeping the world updating to what's going on in the world of mod, it might be time to plan something to celebrate/commiserate this fact. Yes, 10 years – doesn't time fly? That image above is the site from 2000, you might recall.

Although we've got a few ideas floating around, the one overriding suggestion right now is to put on some kind of event, probably in the first quarter of 2010. Probably in Manchester and likely to be some kind of allnighter with a welcoming door policy and perhaps a daytime event on the Saturday or Sunday as a social/meet-up for anyone travelling.

So we're looking for your feedback. Would you be interested in such an event? Would you come along? And if you did, is there anything you would like to be part of it? You can have your say on the forums, drop us a line via the 'contact us' button or add a comment below. We'll take the feedback on-board, then work out if a strictly one-off event is viable and what it would consist of.