Archive for November, 2009
Yes, I know they're cheesy, but if you've got a pair of decks at home, you can now 'target' them up with these DMC My Generation slipmats.
What you see is what you get – a pair of mats featuring a target, a deck arm and the words 'my generation', selling for not a lot of cash.
How much? Just £12.95 for the pair.
Find out more at the HTFR website
If you're looking for something interesting to read online, check out Miyuki-zoku – Japan’s First Ivy Rebels on Ivy Style.
Reading it, you could say the Miyuki-zoku were Japan's original Mods, first seen in 1964, they were devotees of classic American collegiate style, picking up Ivy League style tips from a newly-launched magazine in Japan called Heibon Punch.
You can read the article at Ivy Style, well worth your time.
Miyuki-zoku – Japan’s First Ivy Rebels at Ivy Style
After the success of the November Pork & Beans, the team returns for a Christmas Special on the 11th December 2009, so get in a festive mood by heading down there for some top-notch tunes.
This time round the guest DJs include the always excellent Lee Miller (New Untouchables), Marcus Hjoberg (Hard As Nails) and Michael Jemmeson (Jukebox Jam) for some seriously good 60s club sounds.
As always the venue is Positively 4th Street (four minutes from Warren Street, Euston Square or Mornington Crescent Tube stations), with the night running from 8pm – 1am. Admission cost? That's absolutely free.
Positively 4th Street website
There's something very 'Jackie O' about this Paul Smith 60s-style A-line coat.
It's a woven fuchsia wool blend A-line shape coat, double breasted and with oversized buttons, along with a crew neckline, raglan sleeves, curved seam pockets and a lining in red and navy fabric. In terms of length, the hem finishes just below the knee.
Not cheap though, it sells for a fairly hefty £449.
Paul Smith website
We've featured plenty of vintage-style sports bags in the past, but the Walk on Water Bowler Bag offers something extra – it even doubles up to look after your laptop or notebook.
Offering up stylish vintage looks (not unlike a bowling bag), it's made from imitation leather with a durable 'rip stop' lining and offers up two storage compartments, as well as a removable padded 15-inch laptop sleeve, should you want to use it for work too.
Designed by Peter Carlberger and available online, it sells for £98.
Find out more at the Funktion Alley website
Details of the next batch of cult releases from the Flipside (via the BFI) are now available, with three cracking titles listed for January 2010 release, headed up by Privilege.
Yes, the film that's topped most people's most wanted list for years finally gets a DVD and Blu-ray release, Peter Watkins' tale of a 60s pop star controlling the masses is joined by Gerry O'Hara's 1963 Flick That Kind Of Girl and cult groupie flick Permissive from 1970.
We've detailed all the releases over at our Cinedelica site, including the extras available with each title. Check them out right now, with the release date for all set for January 25th 2010.
Privilege DVD details at Cinedelica
That Kind Of Girl DVD details at Cinedelica
Permissive DVD details at Cinedelica
If you hadn't noticed, it's winter outside, so suede isn't exactly the best option. These Clarks leather desert boots could be.
This the Clarks Originals desert boot in every way, from the two eyelets to the crepe sole, but the finish is leather – a choice of antique tan, burgundy or brown leather.
No matter which pair you opt for, they sell for £69.
Find out more at the End Clothing website
The classic trench coat has undergone many a reinvention throughout its long history, most prominently in women's styles. Many versions depart from the classic but manage to maintain a thoroughly retro look, like this Twill Cotton Coat by Karen Millen.
This coat's shape is an ideal for sixties looks, with fitted structure and an a-line skirt section. The vintage look off-white colour is perfectly trimmed with a wet look black fabric, creating a sharp and structured look that makes a chic statement.
It's available from Karen Millen now for £199.
Find out more from the website
Via Retro To Go
If you happen to be in Leeds, or just fancy taking in the Leeds air whilst seeing the New Year in, you might want to get yourself to Brighton Beach NYE 2009.
Back at The Cockpit, Swinegate in Leeds, it offers two rooms of indie/60s sounds and more mod-friendly tunes in the second room with Gav Needham and Eddy Wainwright.
As a special 15th Anniversary offer, The Cockpit are selling the first 200 Early Bird tickets at just £7 for the night, which rums from 9pm until 3am. want to know more? Check out the full listing on the Modculture site.
Brighton Beach NYE 2009 in the Modculture events section
We featured an Aertex polo shirt earlier in the week and to be honest, we're not that wild about the rest of the range, with the exception of the Aertex Ricardo jacket.
It's a twist on the classic bomber jacket (even though it's described as a Harrington), made of a wool mix in navy and green, with elasticated cuffs and waist, Aertex lining and the company logo on the chest.
It sells for £100.
Find out more at the Aertex website