Archive for February, 2011

Gitman Vintage Madras check shirts

by Modculture 28 February, 2011

Possibly of interest to those of you with an ivy leaning are these Gitman Vintage Madras check shirts.

Two designs available (the other pictured over the page), with both of the US-made Madras cotton shirts offering an archive cut, V-stitched chest pocket, button-down collar and box pleat.

Not cheap though at £139.

Find out more at the End Clothing website

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Swinging 60s fridge up for auction

by Modculture 28 February, 2011

A real swinging London rarity is up for auction next month – this Philips Swinging 60s fridge.

It's not some DIY job, the fridge was produced by Philips in a run of 500, nicknamed 'the 'Generals' Wardrobe' and intended solely for shop displays. However, affluent hipsters of the day also wanted one, so the pop art fridge was made in an extended run, selling for a hefty £73 12s 5d at the time.

According to the auction house, this design was a run of just eight, so impossible to find one today. Except at the Bonham's Vision 21 sale on March 16th in London – you can bid for this one. No estimate sadly, so just take your credit card and have a van on hand to shift it.

Find out more at the Bonham's website

Hideaway Club closes its doors

by Modculture 28 February, 2011

Manchester's finest R&B club (and arguably the finest anywhere), the Hideaway Club, is ending after 12 years. Not because of a lack of continued success (numbers have never been higher), but because the people behind the club (Mike, Paul and Neil) just can't devote the time to it on a monthly basis.

The last of its current format will take place on Saturday 26th March, with guest spot from two of Manchester's R&B legends – Les Hare (the first-ever guest DJ) and Barry Tasker, the first customer through the door.

A new, less regular format might appear for the club and the Manchester Mod Weekender will still take place in July. But a sad day for the mod scene nonetheless.

Hideaway Club website

Harry Palmer's R&B and Blues Night

by Modculture 28 February, 2011

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In conversation: Brighton Rock

by Modculture 28 February, 2011

It's been and gone in terms of the big screen release, but the talk about Brighton Rock continues.

You can read our review of it here or for a different spin on the movie, check out an interesting conversation over at Paul 'The Look' Gorman's blog.

Paul met up with original mod Lloyd Johnson, Ben Olins of Herb Lester Associates, with the chat recorded on the site. Well worth your time.

Brighton Rock at The Look

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