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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: February 17, 2019, 05:58:08 PM »
Canít remenber where Iíve heard Lopez Aragon before Syd unless it was from you. These look like a very decent fit and worth 90 Euro (if the exchange rate is favourable!)

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Italian knits
« on: February 17, 2019, 05:54:53 PM »
Iíve never fully committed to that style of button up cardigan/polo hybrid but I really like that top one Syd. I can imagine wearing that on me holidays with seersucker or linen strides and my navy suede driving mocs, strolling around the town in Cozumel with me bewer and bairn sussing out a new cafe to get me bait and a couple of margaritas.

If you see that pop up on sale let me know and the drinks are on me!
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Funnily enough, you (and Mike) are in the best position to profit from the Todd Snyder's sales, given you're not subject to custom fees and taxes. Anyway, you should have grabbed the Abercrombie & Fitch polo cardies of last summer, as they were stylish, quality and much cheaper (sorry for the beer bottle, the only pic at hand was from a birthday party  ;D):



 just got an email saying Ben Sherman are doing some thing very similar with these button through polos for 75 quid. Their navy and rust version isnít as cool as the Snyder navy and sky but at 1/4 of the price could be worth a punt

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Italian knits
« on: February 16, 2019, 12:32:38 PM »
Iíve never fully committed to that style of button up cardigan/polo hybrid but I really like that top one Syd. I can imagine wearing that on me holidays with seersucker or linen strides and my navy suede driving mocs, strolling around the town in Cozumel with me bewer and bairn sussing out a new cafe to get me bait and a couple of margaritas.

If you see that pop up on sale let me know and the drinks are on me!

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Banter / Re: Forum, future etc
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:23:40 PM »
I used to look at Are You Mod which was a bit erratic in terms of quality but at least had almost daily postings but it went dormant last June and since I got tired of checking in for an update I un-bookmarked it. Dunno what happened there.

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Banter / Re: Forum, future etc
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:20:55 PM »
Patrick, the Canadian who does the Parka Avenue blog, is a friendly guy who I struck up a nice rapport with on Twitter. Great source for rare tunes (cost me a feckin' fortune), but he does seem to have disappeared off there, and his blog seems to be dying a slow death. This place (and it's associated sites), plus Monkey and Ian's blogs, is really all the discerning modernist needs!

[cough] rodsmodblog.wordpress.com [cough]

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Banter / Re: Forum, future etc
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:32:22 AM »
...As for blogs, besides my own which was my attempt to fill a void, Iím only aware of the lad in Canada who posts very rarely and again has a heavy leaning towards music and his DJ adventures which donít interest me....
Rod, the blogger from Canada isn't from Quebec by any chance, is he?  A fellow named Dominic?

Nah Patrick - ĎParka Avenueí Used to be a decent read but itís more recently descended into boring stuff about his music taste and DJing. Very sporadic entries now too.

There was another lad I think in the Bay Area who had a blog named Mod Male but itís been dormant for ages. Weíre not missing much, he had that juvenile style which reminds me thereís Move On Up which is a smoggy lad who writes in a similar way. He manages to score some clothes freebies and just gushes over everything.

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Banter / Re: Forum, future etc
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:27:53 PM »
Great news. I for one will try and post more. As someone who doesnt go to Mod events and doesnt have any friends in the scene this forum felt like my only connection to like minded individuals.

Yup thats me too which is why I value the forum so much and why Iím encouraging active and dormant members to re-up their commitment to participating actively. Iím chuffed to see it get another lease of life. Iíd be shouting into the wind otherwise! Cheers to Dave, Adam, and everyone who makes this a class place to come to for my daily dose!

[Sidebar] Thereís a lad who posts on the ĎMod To Suedeheadí thread in Styleforum ... donít be fooled by the title of the thread it was originally entitled Ďskinheadsí but had to be changed so as not to be conflated with right wing nutters, but itís focus remains mostly skin and suede style and rarely Mod style ... anyway the lad is a bit protective of the skin/suede theme of the thread and keeps saying how he doesnít want it to devolve into a Mod thread as according to him there are plenty other places all over the Internet especially dedicated to Mods.

Is that true?

Iím not on Facebook so know nothing about that. I donít need knownof any other discussion sites besides here and Mod Generation. MG is OK but the format is atrocious and thereís a heavy leaning towards discussing music which leaves me cold as thereís no clearly defined ĎMod Musicí and even if there were its soooo subjective. As for blogs, besides my own which was my attempt to fill a void, Iím only aware of the lad in Canada who posts very rarely and again has a heavy leaning towards music and his DJ adventures which donít interest me.  I suppose there must be scooter blogs but not being a scooter owner - yet - I havenít gone looking there.

Are there really a plethora of Mod websites that Iím missing, or is that lad on SF overstating things?

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Banter / Re: Forum, future etc
« on: February 12, 2019, 01:31:21 PM »
Hi Rod. Just seen this post. The main reason I stopped posting & visiting is for a couple of reasons:

1) The same people posting. Don't get me wrong I loved seeing yours, GS's and a few other regulars who'd post on a fairly regular basis but we seemed to be in a minority.

2) Some of the lets say "odd" comments from people who really should know better...we're not kids in a play-ground after all. They might think they're funny, but they're not really.

I use Facebook (selective sites) more these days, although I'm not adverse to looking here again, especially as I'm using the facility to offload a lot of gear that doesn't see the light of day now.

Welcome back matey.
I understand your malaise when the traffic is slow. IMO the only way to combat this is get posting. Hopefully others will think likewise and join the discussions. Stick around!

PS - How come youíre flogging off all your gear? Are you really moving over to sweat pants and Uggs? Or is this a result of more and more working from home and less need to be suited and booted? I understand the latter - I really need to do a Kondo-Style clear out and get rid of some stuff I rarely wear.

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Banter / Re: Forum, future etc
« on: February 12, 2019, 01:29:19 PM »
Rod if your still looking to part with that 150,I'll take it mate as Red Steve is parting with some lovely gear and that should just about be enough. 8)

Haha unfortunately for you Iím a similar size to Steve so the money may go elsewhere. Also thanks to the ginger tw@ in the White House tanking the economy, the exchange rate is bad now and what starts out as 150 will end up about two and six!

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