Archive for June, 2011

Pushin' and Shovin' book reviewed

by Modculture 30 June, 2011

Some of you might recall Don Hughes' first book from last year, called Friday On My Mind. It was well received both here and generally. Enough for Don to produce a second instalment, going by the name of Pushin' and Shovin'.

Paul 'Smiler' Anderson has done an in-depth review of the book, which you can now read online. It takes up the story from the late 60s, crossing youth cults that followed, but always with one eye on 'mod' and Don's ongoing interest in it.

Check out the review if you have a few minutes spare. The book is for sale on eBay and I have added a link at the end of the article to the seller's page. Unfortunately, only one copy os listed right now, so either keep an eye on that page or contact him via that page to chase up additional copies. It sells for £13.99.

Pushin' and Shovin' book review at Modculture

New Brutus Trimfit shirts

by Modculture 30 June, 2011

If your shirts need a refresh, there are four new Brutus Trimfit shirts available from today.

Two long-sleeved, two short-sleeved, with all the vintage details you would expect – button-down collar, generous collar roll, box pleat and a slim fit. The short sleeves are pictured above, a heritage black and blue tartan along with a large gingham in red, while the long sleeves are pictured over the page, in a choice of black or white.

Pricing? You can grab the short sleeves for £50 each or the long-sleeved shorts for £55 each.

Find out more at the Brutus Trimfit website

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Fred Perry sale – 50 per cent off

by Modculture 30 June, 2011

Get in early if you want something – because all the best stuff in the Fred Perry sale is always snapped up early doors.

The sale has just started, with the usual mix of men's and women's clobber, as well as the standard and collaboration range. In fact, the sought-after cycling tops (including the one above) are even in there. Pretty much the entire range then.

With the cycling tops, they're going for half price at £37.50, with similar discounts on most items.

Fred Perry online sale

Manchester Mod Weekender 2011

by Modculture 28 June, 2011

While a succession of promoters in the city have proclaimed themselves 'saviours of mod' over the past decade, the Hideaway lads have been out there doing it without shouting about it. Indeed, their forthcoming Manchester Mod Weekender is the 12th such event in the city.

29th and 30th July are the dates, the venue being the Deansgate in the city centre. If you want the full details, check out the listing on the main site now.

Manchester Mod Weekender 2011 at Modculture

Paisley shirts at Pop Boutique

by Modculture 28 June, 2011

Get regular emails into the inbox asking where you can buy a paisley shirt – usually greeted with an 'I don't know' reply. Well, now I do know – you can get these paisley shirts at Pop Boutique.

They're cheap. Worryingly cheap. Which you can take as either a warning to get hands-on at one of their stores before you buy or as a risk worth taking. Your call. There seems to be three colour options, with all the shirts having a fairly high collar and what looks like a fairly slim fit. Sizing details are on the site though.

That price? £20 each.

Find out more at the Pop Boutique website

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