Archive for October, 2010

Four Seasons dogtooth coat

by Modculture 29 October, 2010

Another winner off the high street – this Four Seasons dogtooth coat, complete with a 60s twist.

That slimline shape and dogtooth print certainly leans it towards that decade, with a small pleated funnel neck, two front pockets and three large round buttons finishing off the detailing. If you want it even slimmer, the side belts, back fastening and an inverted pleat will help you do just that.

Available online at John Lewis, the price is £149.

Find out more at the John Lewis website

Cheers to Karen H-K for the tip off!

New Tuk Tuk floral shirts

by Modculture 29 October, 2010

Earlier in the week, we featured a Fred Perry floral shirt over at His Knibs. Strange for Fred Perry, but not for Tuk Tuk, which has been knocking them out regularly. Indeed, two new floral shirts have just been added – and the company is also offering Modculture readers an exclusive discount on everything it sells.

The Chocolate Orange floral shirt above is made of 100 per cent cotton, with a straight cut, slim silhouette, 3.25-inch button down collar, a small collar button on reverse, 'V' pocket on left breast, full sewn in box pleat with locker loop on reverse and a one button cuff with small button on cuff placket. It sells for £55 in limited numbers.

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Vintage Kilo Sale – London

by Modculture 29 October, 2010

After a recent outing 'up north' to Leeds, the Vintage Kilo Sale heads to London over the 13th and 14th November 2010.

As the title suggests, you get to buy vintage clobber by weight, with the people behind it claiming to have '1000s of vintage items' from the 60s to the 80s, all available for £15 per kilo. A kilo, for reference, is about 4x summer dresses or a pair or trousers, a t-shirt and a jumper. Alternatively, you can pay per item – see the website for a price list for that or turn up on the day.

You'll find it at The Rag Factory, 16 Heneage Street, London , E1 5LJ (just off Brick Lane, Whitechapel end). £1 gets you in on either day, free entry to trade as long as you buy a minimum of 10kg.

Vintage Kilo Sale website

Rare Record Price Guide 2012

by Modculture 29 October, 2010

This sneaked out a couple of weeks back – the Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide 2012.

It is pretty much what it claims to be – the 11th edition of the best-selling guide to record collecting. The new edition packs 1,440 pages and over 100,000 entries, covering pretty much every musical genre of note, from soul and R&B to soundtracks and radio recordings. Every entry includes catalogue numbers, b-sides, release dates and current mint values, covering more or less every UK single, EP, CD single, LP and CD.

If you happen to do a lot of crate digging, Amazon is doing it discounted to £18.32.

Find out more about the book at the Amazon website

David Bowie 1947 – 1974 book release

by Modculture 29 October, 2010

On the face of it, Any Day Now: David Bowie The London Years (1947 – 1974) by Kevin Cann might not be obvious Modculture fodder, but some of the images within are sure to be of interest to anyone with an interest in this site and the 60s era.

Published by Adelita, this 336-page book charts the early life and career of Bowie, his time in London (as the title suggests). It's also packed with rare and never-published-before images and memorabilia, including shots mixing it with Steve Marriott and the Pretty Things through to the historic letter confirming his name change from David Jones to David Bowie.

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