Archive for November, 2010

Madness by Ben Sherman range

by Modculture 29 November, 2010

I'm not featuring these because I like them. Far from it. But if nothing else, the Madness by Ben Sherman range is a talking point.

A rather strange collaboration between a mod-related label (at least, once upon a time) and 'bloke' band Madness, it offers up polo shirts, a Harrington jacket and some 'slogan' t-shirts that are a bit 'Frankie says…'. You'll know what I mean when you see them. I'm guessing it's Ben Sherman's flipside to Fred Perry's Specials gear. Although I can't imagine why you would launch a t-shirt driven range in the middle of winter. Then again, it is nearly Christmas…

Check out the Harrington over the page and the t-shirts on the Hip site. Those t-shirts are £25, the logo-clad polos are £40 and the Harrington, which also features a Madness logo, sells for £75. Are Madness on tour? If so, imagine they'll be selling them there too.

Find out more at the Hip website

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Vintage camera apps for iPhone

by Modculture 25 November, 2010

I wrote an article yesterday about turning your iPhone into a vintage camera, which proved very popular on Retro To Go. As the apps to do it have also been much talked about on the Modculture forums, I thought I would open out the best vintage camera apps for iPhone article over on this site too.

Basically, I've picked out five of the best photography apps out there that replicate vintage / analogue / film cameras of the past – but on your iPhone. Most are free, but even the pay ones aren't much more than £1. Grab one and pretend your snaps were taking down the Scene Club in the early 60s.

Article online now, it you have an iPhone, have a gander.

Vintage camera apps for iPhone article

Ray Davies curates Meltdown 2011

by Modculture 25 November, 2010

Great news about the next Meltdown festival in 2011 at the Southbank Centre – it's curated by Ray Davies.

The news was announced today, with Davies sorting out the line-up for a festival that will take place across the Southbank Centre site and 'reflect the diversity of his career and enduring influence'.

The full line-up isn't going to be announced before early 2011, with the event taking place in June 2011. But I'm willing to stick my neck out and say there's a strong chance of a Kinks reunion during the event. It would be the easy option for a one-off performance. Remember where you heard it first. Talking of hearing first, if you sign up to the mailing list of the event, you'll get prior notice of all bands playing.

Ray Davies at Meltdown 2011

Fred Perry 2011 range preview

by Modculture 24 November, 2010

We've just been sent a batch of images showing off the forthcoming men’s Laurel Wreath collection from Fred Perry for spring and summer 2011. All of which should be in the stores from the early to mid-part of 2011.

Rather than showing just one or two shots and talking about generally, we've created an online gallery featuring a lartge number of the shots in large format, so you can check them out at your leisure. According to the company, the new range mixes a 50s twist with the more typical 60s-style items, including a 50s-style tennis bomber, a madras-style harrington jacket and a reissue of the original Fred Perry 'Empire' shoe.

Check them out at the gallery now. If this kind of in-depth preview proves popular, we'll do more.

Fred Perry spring / summer 2011 gallery

Babbu Mia 60s-style dress

by Modculture 23 November, 2010

Not the cheapest dress on the market, but if you want something that will serve you well during the winter months, this Babbu Mia Peter Pan Collar Dress might prove a shrewd investment.

It's a mid-60s inspired shift dress in heavy cotton, dropping to just above the knee. the standout features are that contrasting pink voile Peter Pan collar, as well as the contrast button front and cuff button detailing.

If you want one, £190 gets you one.

Find out more at the Skirt website

Thanks once again to Karen for the tip off.