Archive for September, 2009

Patrick 1960s Arendal trainers

by Modculture 24 September, 2009

The Patrick brand is a blast from the past, but they're back, knocking out vintage designs for a new audience, including this shoe from the 1960s – Patrick Arendal trainers.

Dating back to 1969 and available in various colour options, the Arendal was designed as a football training shoe and is back in a full grain leather finish, along with a padded colar and tongue, crepe rubber ripple sole and reinforced tow foxing.

Want a pair? They sell online for arounf 80 Euros.

Find out more at the Patrick website

eBay watch: UFO record player

by Modculture 23 September, 2009

A design classic from the late 60s that's a cut above your average Dansette – the Patrice Dupont-designed Philips UFO portable record player.

It's a much sought-after design, featured in the equally sought-after L'utopie Du Tout Plastique book/catalogue of space age design, offering up a record player with built-in speaker, battery power and of course, the look of a flying saucer.

This is a great example, with just a few fine scratches, currently selling for a ridiculously cheap £35. Keep your eye on it.

Find out more at the eBay website

Upcoming Hideaway Club in Manchester

by Modculture 23 September, 2009

The Hideaway Club keeps on going, offering up the best vintage R&B around, with the next night coming up on Saturday 26th September 2009.

Residents Neil Henderson, Paul Welsby and Mike Warburton share the decks with Dave Byrne and Sugar, the latter likely to be spinning some top notch Jamaican R&B, Ska and Rocksteady.

The venue is Upstairs at The Deansgate Pub, Deansgate (next to Hilton Hotel, Beaton Tower), Manchester. Time is 9pm – 2am, door cost is £4 members / £5 guests.

Hideaway Club website

London Vintage by Editions Paumes

by Modculture 23 September, 2009

Bodie & Fou digs up some leftfield gems when it comes to art and design. But this time, the retailer has a rather interesting book – London Vintage by Editions Paumes.

Described as 'the ultimate guide to the capital’s most sought after antique, vintage and second-hand addresses', it claims to offer some 'best-kept secret' vintage shops, everything from antiques, architectural salvage and homeware through to fashion and accessories over 128 boldly-coloured pages.

Downside? Well, Editions Paumes is a Japanese publisher, so the key details are in English, the images are universal, but the detail is in the Japanese language. If you can live with that, you can bag this gem for £20.

Find out more at the Bodie & Fou website

Via Retro To Go

The Carnaby Streak mod-style dresses

by Modculture 23 September, 2009

We asked for recommendations for a feature on the best mod and 60s-style dressmakers- and Carnaby Streak came up time and time again. So we thought we would feature the company on its own ahead of the feature.

The Carnaby Streak make 60s-style dresses by hand, all in small numbers and all finished using traditional tailoring methods – and usually despatched in around 10 days. Unsure of sizing? There's a guide on the site or you can send in bespoke measurements.

Prices vary, but for examples, the dress to the left (an A-like dress with large button detail) is £50, while the panel A-like dress to the right is £55. Loads of examples and limited editions on the site, check them out for an idea of the full range.

Find out more at The Carnaby Streak website

The Avengers early episodes hit DVD

by Modculture 22 September, 2009

Sadly, not everything has survived, but the remaining episodes of the first series of The Avengers, along with the second series, are about to get a DVD reissue, courtesy of Optimum.

Just two and a half first series episodes survive, but thankfully all of series 2 is still around, all fully restored (for the first time) and of course with Patrick Macnee playing Steed, Honor Blackman doing the partner thing as Catherine/Cathy Gale. The entire eight-disc set has a running time of 1,520 minutes, augmented by extras including a 132-page book covering series one, a series one scrapbook, scripts, materials, stills, promotional brochures, audio commentaries and an Honor Blackman interview – most of that new for this release.

Look out for this from 5th October 2009, priced 'officially' at £79.99, but certain to be discounted in the Christmas run-up (it's already around £57 on Amazon for pre-order).

Find out more at the Amazon website

Via Cinedelica

Up The Junction – rare screening

by Modculture 21 September, 2009

No, not the '67 movie version, the original TV version of Up The Junction, originally a Wednesday play from 1965 directed by Ken Loach, will be screening at the NFT as part of United Kingdom! Radical Television Drama Before and During Thatcher.

The screening is part of a double bill on November 4th with Diary of a Young Man, another Loach work, this time from 1964 about two lads seeking their fortune in London. If you're a fan of classic British TV, there are other rarely-shown gems showing too, including Dennis Potter's Vote, Vote, Vote for Nigel Barton, Ken Loach's The Big Flame, Scum, Bloody Kids, Oi for England and Made in Britain.

The season runs through November, you can check out the full listings at our Cinedelica site.

United Kingdom! TV season details at Cinedelica

French Connection Spot cardigan

by Modculture 21 September, 2009

With the onset of the more miserable weather months, we can all revel in the chance to update our Autumn/Winter wardrobes, and that means that knitwear is back on the cards. Great for retro styles, cardigans are always available on the high street.

This Spot Cardigan from French Connection is a cute and classic retro styled piece, available in black with white, green or pink. The oversized spots give a late 50s/early sixties feel, while the slim fit and high neck are in keeping with a figure flattering classic shape.

Get it online from French Connection UK for £60.

Find out more from the website

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