Johnny Moke 1945 – 2009


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


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

  2. 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

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