Month: October 2008

Margaret Howell herringbone jacket

The fashion pages are currently telling us that tweed can look great, but we of course already knew that. Still, British designer Margaret Howell has created this lovely grey wool herringbone jacket with a short lapel and slimmed waist. Could be just what the doctor ordered to keep you stylishly […]

Tom Jones returns to musical roots

A reason to celebrate in these times of economic crisis – old working-class mod hero Tom Jones has produced a soulful and sensational new single to make us forget our troubles. Not since 1967 has Mr Jones sounded as good as he does on his new single, the shimmering If […]

New band: The Vinyl Stitches

Occasionally London throws up a 60s-style primitive rock band that you simply can’t ignore. The Vinyl Stitches are such a band. These four individuals – two boys called Jean Claude and Vinny, two girls called Sam and Evy – have only garage on their mind and fuzz in their lustful […]

Tootal scarf – autumn/winter 2008

There’s a chill in the air – which means it could be time to invest in a scarf. And that 60s classic, the Tootal scarf, returns with ‘new’ designs for autumn/winter 2008. Once more, it’s a raid on the Tootal archive for inspiration, with the new range including  dots, dogtooth […]

Mind Yuh Business with Frank Popp

Mind Yuh Business returns to the Dex in Brixton in December, with special live guests, the seven-piece Frank Popp Ensemble. Behind the decks will be Frank himself, as well as Nick from the Record Kicks label, Tim Keenoy and  DJ Magoo. Tickets are £8, the date is Saturday 6th December […]

Fred Perry Pin Badge Set

I love a well-made badge – and in this Fred Perry Pin Badge Set, you get four. All are enamel badges, unique to this set and sold in a gift box. Loving the ‘Laurel’ in particular. You can pick up a set online now for £19 – I’m guessing they’re […]

Pop Art of Sheffield's King Mojo

Sheffield’s King Mojo Club is best-known as the mod hangout (and live venue) owned and run by Peter Stringfellow and his brother Geoff). But a new book on the club takes a look at it for a different reason – its art. The Pop Art of Sheffield’s King Mojo is […]

Steve Marriott EP on Acid Jazz

Following a “chance discovery in an east London attic”, Acid Jazz Records have put out some early unheard and unreleased material from Small Faces mod icon Steve Marriott‘s first band, The Moments. Marriott formed The Moments (originally The Frantiks) in 1963 at just 16 as an r’n’b band, and had […]