You probably need a knowledge of Spanish to get the most out of it, but Mods by Dani Llabres and Tete Navarro is still interesting regardless.
This is a new title by a name that might be familiar to you. The excellent Mods: Guide for an elegant life by Dani Llabres is still in print and unlike this one, is available via Amazon in the UK. If you want a copy of Mods: The style and aesthetics of the original Mods (that’s the full title), you will need to order that directly from the Spanish publisher.
I’ll hopefully have a full review at some point in the future, but from what I can see, it is a book that might well be worth adding to your collection, Spanish speaker or not.
The book is a hardback, complete with 180 pages and 70 original illustrations within. As for what it covers, I’m really at the mercy of Google Translate on that front, but I’ll give it a go.
It starts with the precursors and contemporaries of the Mod movement (Peaky Blinders, Rude Boys, Rockers, Modernists and so on), followed by style revisions from 1962 to 1966, both in words and via those illustrations. Everything from tailored suits, shirts and Italian jackets through to Ivy loafers and rude boy hats and brands such as Fred Perry, Brooks Brothers, Clarks and Hush Puppies.
Time travel through the scene with stops in Kingston, the Yale campus, Carnaby Street and the Flamingo club, all of which contributed to the original Mod look.
Fancy that? The book is available directly from the publisher, priced at €30. Note that the order form is also in Spanish, so I don’t know how much overseas postage comes in at. You might want to drop them a line – or wait until it lands on Amazon.
Oh and here’s a video of the book too…