Archive for July, 2010

60s Bow Shift Dress at Oasis

by Modculture 28 July, 2010

Offering up a more mainstream turn of the decade look is this 60s Shift Dress from Oasis, which is newly-available online.

The cut is more demure than later looks from the decade, with a knee-length hemline and high neck. The girlish additions of light pleating at the hips and a peter pan collar could veer into the dowdy, but avoid it here thanks to a daring shade of pillar box red.

Check it out at the Oasis site, retailing at £50.

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Sehorn's Soul Farm CD reissue

by Modculture 28 July, 2010

I'll be honest, I don't recall an original, but according to Charly Records, Sehorn's Soul Farm is the reissue of a vinyl compilation first seen in 1982.

The reissue is a double CD, offering up the original 1982 release and a second volume that was released in 1986, both volumes offering the pick of 60s New Orleans soul and R&B reissued by the Sansu label. And just to bump up the 'value' quota, there's an additional 18 tracks not featured on the original vinyl comps.

Check out a full (and hefty) tracklisting over the page, with the CD available now for £7.99.

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Adidas Gazelle OG trainers in black

by Modculture 28 July, 2010

Another reissue of the Adidas Gazelle OG, this time in a back to basics black and white.

Keeping the same slim profile as the 1968 original, this latest reissue is in black with white detailing, as well as having a suede upper, contrast white hexagonal sole and gold metallic branding.

£64.99 is the price, with stock likely to be limited. Another image over the page.

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Steve McQueen at the BFI

by Modculture 27 July, 2010

Another month, another season at London's BFI – this time, focusing on Steve McQueen.

Titles range from his '60s classics like The Great Escape and Bullit through to McQueen's later character work, as in Papillon – al complete with trademark McQueen cool. The season runs throughout August, check out over the page for the full listing of what's on, including the season introduction – Steve McQueen: Hollywood Nonconformist, which is showing on August 3rd.

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John Stephen biography reviewed

by Modculture 27 July, 2010

Ok, I've put it off long enough – the lazy side of me has been overcome and I've finally got round to writing a review of The King of Carnaby Street: The Life of John Stephen by Jeremy Reed.

Published by Haus, it's pretty much a 'warts 'n' all' biography of Stephen's life and career, throwing in background detail on the London he worked in and the mod clientele and celebrities he dealt with.

Check out the review online now.

The King of Carnaby Street book review at Modculture

Aertex Kerry 60s-style polo shirt

by Modculture 27 July, 2010

If you're on a budget, Aertex is always worth a look and if you are after a polo shirt, this Aertex Kerry polo shirt might appeal.

It's a short-sleeved knitted top with a zip neck plus contrast pocket and some contrast striping across the front.

Only available in the white, but in all sizes up to XL, the price is £40.

Find out more at the Aertex website

Beginners Guide To Rhythm N Blues

by Modculture 27 July, 2010

Interesting 'budget' box set coming out, going by the title of Beginners Guide To Rhythm N Blues.

It's on the Nascente label, which is part of the Demon group, which itself seems to specialise in budget collections covering eras or genres. Easy to be sniffy about this one, but on the face of it, it doesn't look bad at all – and with 75 tracks for £6.99, you can afford to have a few duff ones on anyway.

It's out on Monday, Amazon is doing pre-orders now. The huge tracklisting is over the page.

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David Bowie debut gets vinyl reissue

by Modculture 26 July, 2010

You might recall a couple of months back I reviewed the double CD reissue of David Bowie's debut 1967 album. Well, next week, it hits vinyl.

Details are a little scarce in terms of presentation, but according to what I've found out, Decca is reissuing it as a double vinyl 'box set', with both slabs of vinyl (stereo and mono) having been remastered by Peter Mew and Tris Penna at Abbey Road Studios.

You can see the full tracklisting over the page, with a price of £34.99 being quoted. For that, I can only assume its a weighty, audiophile-friendly vinyl reissue. You can find out when it lands next Monday.

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Cult Clip: A Whole Scene Going

by Modculture 26 July, 2010

Here's something very cool to watch online – the pilot episode of 1960s show A Whole Scene Going, which originally aired in 1965.

Hosted by Barry Fantoni, this particular episode features fashion predictions for 1966, advice for young lovers from Lulu, a feature on the upcoming skateboard craze, Caroline Munro ('face of 1966'), footage of The Who, and an interview with Pete Townshend.

Well worth half an hour of your time.

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Fred Perry Harris Tweed Harrington

by Modculture 26 July, 2010

Of course, just to pre-empt the 'how much?' brigade, you can get cheaper Harringtons and we've featured them on this site until we're blue in the face. But for something a little different, check out this Fred Perry Harris Tweed Harrington.

Produced, no doubt, for when the temperatures plummet over autumn and winter, this Fred Perry Harris Tweed Harrington is (as you've probably guessed) made from authentic Harris Tweed and is fully lined for even more warmth.

Aside from that, it keeps the classic profile, adding in the Fred Perry logo, a Harris Tweed Label and a brass zip. It retails for £349.

Find out more at the Fred Perry website