Archive for April, 2011

Uniqlo madras check shirts – discounted

by Modculture 28 April, 2011

I know we've featured these before, but we're mentioning the Uniqlo madras check shirts once again for three reasons:

1. They now have all sizes in stock for both long and short-sleeve styles.
2. It's warm, making these shirts ideal for the weather.
3. They're discounted even more.

Take your pick from four long-sleeve styles and five short sleeves sleeves, all a cotton / linen mix, all logo-free, all button-downs and all made to keep you cool in hot weather. Now just £14.99 each.

Find out more at the Uniqlo website

The Flipside with Ray Davies

by Modculture 28 April, 2011

It's not had any publicity so far (compared to the main Meltdown event), but we've just heard that Ray Davies is actually doing his own Flipside event with the BFI, chatting onstage and showing some films.

The first of those events is The Meltdown Observer Talk: Ray Davies & Julien Temple in Conversation. Is it what it says, with Davies on stage with filmmaker Julien Temple to discuss Davies' relationship with cinema, and the films that have inspired him throughout his career. Saturday 18th June at 4pm for that, with tickets at £13, discounts for concessions and members.

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Limited edition Lambretta helmets

by Modculture 26 April, 2011

Apparently, this is the official limited edition Lambretta helmet range, offered by Heritage Helmets and produced in Italy with Project SRI.

All are 'eco' leather-lined, open-faced helmets, with four designs specifically designed to compliment classic Lambrettas. The 'Bianco' and 'Nero' models both feature the number '47' within a target design (on white and black backgrounds respectively) to commemorate the first year of the Lambretta scooter's manufacture. The 'Union' uses the Union Jack (as you might have guessed), while the 'Britalia' mixes the Union Jack and Italian Tricolore flags.

Each helmet also comes with a 30-month manufacturer’s warranty and all of the designs meet European Road Safety Standards. £150 secures you one. More images over the page.

Heritage Helmets website

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New band: The Shook-Ups

by Modculture 26 April, 2011

Nice to discover an interesting new band by accident, as I just did with The Shook-Ups (with a little help of a gig I was sent to plug!) Continue Reading

Day of the Peacock book reviewed

by Modculture 26 April, 2011

Remember we mentioned The Day of the Peacock: Style for Men 1963-1973 by Geoffrey Aquilina Ross a few weeks back? Well, now we have a review of the book online.

The Scenester has donw the honours, reviewing a book by the former men's editor for Vogue in the 1960s, recalling the era’s most dashing figures, including Tommy Nutter, Mick Jagger and Patrick Lichfield, as well as iconic shops and tailors such as Granny takes a Trip, Blades, Hung on You and Mr Fish.

Want to know more? Check out the review now.

The Day of the Peacock reviewed at Modculture

“Baracuta”