Johnny Moke 1945 – 2009

by Modculture 30 April, 2009

Moke

Sadly, we've just been told of the death of Johnny Moke, aged just 64.

Moke (real name John Rowley) was a prime mover in the early 60s mod scene, later becoming a leading fashion designer and retailer, as well as being one of the main contributors to Richard Barnes' classic Mods book.

Paul Gorman has put together a fitting obituary for the man over at The Look site – it's well worth five minutes of your time. Check it out via the link below.

Johnny Moke obituary at The Look website

  • **

    Soo much respect for this wonderfully talented man
    He will always be remembered
    RIP

  • Simon Kirwan

    i own 2 pairs of Johnny Moke shoes and have been trying to find him since his shop in the Kings Road shut down and now i know,what a shame,a true original,I will to continue to wear my shoes with pride and respect