Archive for June, 2011

eBay watch: 1960s mod magazines

by Modculture 27 June, 2011

Just noticed these two magazines on eBay, The Mod's Monthly and The Mod.

Both date from 1964 and…well, that's the only details the seller offers up. But have been overseen by Vicki Wickham (who also produced the Ready Steady Go TV series), so you can imagine how these were pitched back in the day.

Rare finds though – and certainly of interest for the fashion content I imagine. Both are at £9 each right now. Other pictured over the page.

The Mod's Monthly on eBay

The Mod on eBay

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Trojan Records scooter helmets

by Modculture 27 June, 2011

Some of you might remember that we featured some limited edition Lambretta helmets back in April. Well, it seems that the same company has some new helmets coming next month – these Trojan Records scooter helmets.

It's another limited edition and more or less the same as the previous helmets, but for the new design. From August, you can choose from either of the two designs above, both open-faced, both eco leather-lined and with a 30-month manufacturer’s warranty, as well as meeting European Road Safety Standards.

£170 gets you one.

Heritage Helmets website

Mad Men official clothing collection

by Modculture 25 June, 2011

You might like the TV show, but would you buy the clothing? Banana Republic hopes so, as it has got the rights to produce the official Mad Men capsule collection later this summer.

The new line will launch in the US in late summer, presumably hitting the European version of the store not long after. It's been designed by Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant too, so not just some branding exercise. Although looking at the items on offer, it's a pretty 'safe' and distinctly American take on an early 1960s look, as you might expect.

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Don't Drop Out! in London

by Modculture 25 June, 2011

After a successful opening night, Don't Drop Out! is back in London on 2nd July 2011.

From 8pm until 1am (or beyond…) you'll hear northern soul, Motown and 6Ts rhythm & soul, with a mixture of both classics and lesser well knowns, all on 45rpm vinyl. The venue apparently has wooden floors throughout for the dancers, and it's free entry if money is tight.

Find it at The Bell on Middlesex Street, within a five minute walk from Aldgate or less than ten minutes from Liverpool Street station.

More at the website

Lambretta LN scooter gets UK price

by Modculture 25 June, 2011

We featured it at the back end of 2011, with the reception being 'mixed' (which is probably a generous assessment) Anyway, it now looks like the Lambretta LN scooter is ready for the UK, along with another Lambretta LS model.

Anyway, first up, that LN scooter. It looks to have landed at selected dealers ahead of the full launch. One of those being WK Bikes, which will has the LN 125 on display right now in its premises. There's also an LN 150 variation to follow later in the year. Both are 'twist and go' automatic scooters, mixing that with old school looks reminiscent of the original using plastic and metal. It's certainly going to have its fans…but that's unlikely to include traditionalists.

We originally said it was 'made in Italy by Motom Electronics Group SPA', but that's not actually the case. Some of the parts are Italian-made, but it is actually made and imported from Taiwan. That doesn't impact on cost though, with a hefty £3,300 being quoted for the LN 125. Ouch. Also, look out for a twin-seated LS scooter too – that's pictured over the page and will come in 50cc and 125cc models. It's likely to be cheaper, but not by much, we'd wager.

Lambretta website

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