Archive for October, 2009

Sharp Suits book by Eric Musgrave

by Modculture 29 October, 2009

Looking for some inspiration ahead of your next visit to the tailors? You need Sharp Suits by Eric Musgrave.

Just released this month in hardback, this 200-page hardback book covers the history of the suit from 19th century bespoke to 20th century commercial, with a heavy focus on the 1930s to the 1970s and as you would expect, packed with pictures of sharp suited gents from across the generations.

Maybe one for the Christmas list or an early gift for yourself, you can pick it up heavily discounted at Amazon for £14.99.

Find out more at the Amazon website

Bel & Bel classic Vespa seating

by Modculture 28 October, 2009

If you can't salvage a whole scooter, you might as well recycle what you can – what way better way to do it than by producing something like the Bel & Bel classic Vespa seating.

Old Vespa legshields converted to seating – what's not to like? Judging by the website there's plenty of options to choose from, including colour, scooter style and matching seating. This could be the coolest office chair you'll ever own.

Sadly, we don't know any details of ordering or stockists as the site isn't in English and there don't seem any obvious price details listed. So if you want one, drop them a line – they might be cheaper than you think. See another image over the page.

Find out more at the Bel & Bel website

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The Who heading to Rock Band

by Modculture 28 October, 2009

Got a games console? Then you've probably heard of Rock Band, where you get to play plastic instruments in time to the screen, feeling like a rock god, but looking like a big kid. The Beatles had their own version out last month with authentic Beatles-style instruments and now it looks like The Who will also have a Rock Band.

In a new interview, Roger Daltrey has claimed it would be happening – probably in 2010. Speaking to US entertainment magazine Mass Live the singer said: 'The game, yeah, yeah, they're going to be doing a Who one next year. There is one planned. (The idea) is fabulous. Anything that gets non-musical people interested in music is wonderful. In my opinion, music is our last true great freedom. They can burn our books, they can burn our paintings, but they can't stop us singing and making music.'

Which means we can look forward to trademark Who gear (like the Moon drums above), a smashable Townshend guitar and a Roger Daltrey permed wig. Only time will tell if any of those things become reality.

The Who website (via Clash Music)

DNA Groove Brenta knitted tops

by Modculture 27 October, 2009

DNA Groove has long been a destination for 60s-style shirts, but it's now got some tasty knitwear in for the autumn and winter, including these DNA Groove Brenta knitted tops.

Loads of styles to choose from, including plain and striped ones (like the image above). All are made of 100 per cent Merino wool and have a three-button plo neck, mother of pearl buttons, one back button, a slit breast pocket and a slim fit.

All are made in Italy in very limited numbers, selling from around 105 Euros. Check out the site to see all the styles and some more detailed images.

Find out more at the DNA Groove website

Revo Heritage 1960s-style radio

by Modculture 27 October, 2009

Want the 60s looks but also the modern-day functionality? You want the Revo Heritage radio and iPod dock, which is available to buy in a matter of days.

Pitched as a 'contemporary reinterpretation of classic European table radio designs from the 50s and 60s' (think Braun, Bang & Olufsen etc), it's a mix of metal and walnut veneer that's designed to look like a high-end radio of days gone by, but with DAB, DAB+, FM and Wi-Fi internet radio inside, this is very much cutting edge technology. Oh yes, room for your iPod and iPhone too.

You'll also get a custom designed 3-inch neodymium speaker driver and high fidelity 7W amplifier, a graphical OLED display, 'joystick' control system and a 30-day trial subscription. Look out for it in early November at John Lewis, priced at £229.95.

John Lewis website

Via Retro To Go