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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: October 22, 2020, 04:20:55 PM »
I agree with GS... ;)

Never really liked button down with ties....I always thought BD with tie was an American thing but it's probably common all over the world now.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The "Broken Suit" an informal poll
« on: October 22, 2020, 04:16:33 PM »
I disagree Dr G that the jacket has to be lighter than the trousers. What about repurposing a navy suit jacket with mid/light grey strides? This is a habit commonly advocated in generic menswear advice circles for those who are travelling light and want to wear a suit to the business meeting and have a second outfit for the informal get together without having to pack a load of gear.

I got a tobacco linen suit from Suitsupply which was a ‘blazersuit’ with patched lower pockets and I had it in mind to break it up with the addition of a pair of cream linen strides. I think I did this a couple of times then came across a wool-cotton jacket in ‘nutmeg’ from J Crew at a deep discount so I no longer have a need to break up the suit as I have the same result from separates. Again, in each case strides much lighter than jacket!

https://rodsmodblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/30/rods-togs-the-brown-suit/

https://rodsmodblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/30/rods-togs-wool-cotton-blazer/

Agreed, it's all about the contrast.  I think the lighter the jacket the more difficult it is to pull the look off but can look great if done right, If I mix and match I usually have a darker jacket and lighter trousers.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: October 17, 2020, 03:38:30 PM »
Tsk, tsk, condescension is a funny thing; to be entitled to it (if someone really is) you need to be smarter than your victim, but usually it's just the opposite.

Interesting points, Rod. Nowadays, as Matt pointed out, I find the "mod" tag restricting, just like every tag really, but the 60s mod scene has been hugely influential in shaping my aesthetic preferences, and the revival mod scene triggers my nostalgia so I have a soft spot for both. I mean, if someone calls me a mod (or a trad or a retro), well, it's OK by me. Not a dirty work to me, so to speak.

Regarding mod as a forward-looking movement: like many well-sounding, empty statements ("mods were amphetamine and Jean Paul Sartre" comes to mind), there lies a huge paradox behind it: if you sever the ties of the mod scene with the 60s, the term becomes meaningless, "mod" can be everything that's up to date.

No surprise GS has to have a dig maybe I should dig back as he can't help himself and the irony of you accusing of condescension..lol 

Forward moving isn't an empty statement just because it touched a nerve with you and you questioning whether your a mod at all means it very much isn't empty.

Fine if you want to sever ties with it but again this is a mod forum.

Defending the 60's look is like shooting fish in a barrel it's preaching to the converted..

No surprise you take the easy option.  Yawn!!!!!

Maybe it would help your cause to actually post once in a while, music you're listening to, or some thing you would wear.
Instead of just sniping from the side lines about others?
Just a thought.

I couldn't care less what others thought of me, especially from those who aren't even mods.  He can take swipes at me all he likes but I won't just sit back and take it.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: October 17, 2020, 03:27:03 PM »
Tsk, tsk, condescension is a funny thing; to be entitled to it (if someone really is) you need to be smarter than your victim, but usually it's just the opposite.

Interesting points, Rod. Nowadays, as Matt pointed out, I find the "mod" tag restricting, just like every tag really, but the 60s mod scene has been hugely influential in shaping my aesthetic preferences, and the revival mod scene triggers my nostalgia so I have a soft spot for both. I mean, if someone calls me a mod (or a trad or a retro), well, it's OK by me. Not a dirty work to me, so to speak.

Regarding mod as a forward-looking movement: like many well-sounding, empty statements ("mods were amphetamine and Jean Paul Sartre" comes to mind), there lies a huge paradox behind it: if you sever the ties of the mod scene with the 60s, the term becomes meaningless, "mod" can be everything that's up to date.

No surprise GS has to have a dig maybe I should dig back as he can't help himself and the irony of you accusing of condescension..lol 

Forward moving isn't an empty statement just because it touched a nerve with you and you questioning whether your a mod at all means it very much isn't empty.

Fine if you want to sever ties with it but again this is a mod forum.

Defending the 60's look is like shooting fish in a barrel it's preaching to the converted..

No surprise you take the easy option.  Yawn!!!!!


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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: October 16, 2020, 05:10:47 PM »
I wore my Modshoes cord numbers when l was dahn saff last month . They got some good compliments.  One day , l was about to leave a restaurant l go to down there and l was talking to the manageress and she said to me that l looked very 6ts ! I thanked her and said "well that is the general idea" .


That may be for some, but I do question whether it's just a love of that decade rather than anything to do with mod though.  That does seem to be the way mods are these days though, that's why I mentioned before that it's more retro than mod.

Yeah you have mentioned that before Daz. I guess it all depends on what your definition of 'Mod' is; and different people will have different interpretations.  I'd be interested to read what your interpretation is; do we have any/many similarities or are your views diametrically different to mine (and if they are, there's nothing wrong with that).   I don't mean an in depth interrogation into the subject but I'd certainly be interested in reading your take and I think it could be an interesting issue to discuss.   

I just always thought of mod as moving forward, no doubt with a nod to the past but it seems really stuck in the past and to me that's the antithesis of mod.  I totally get people might have different definitions but you can't ignore the original mod movement and what it was about. 

Ematt mentioned that whether people call themselves mod anymore, that's an interesting point, this is a mod forum after all but maybe mod doesn't exist anymore as most seem to be just interesting in rehashing the past.  As I mentioned before maybe there should be a new movement 'The retro's' I mentioned this before rather facetiously but maybe it's more true than I thought.

As to the original point about being pleased someone said you look 'very sixties' and taking that as a compliment this is where I would differ, to me that's like going to a fancy dress party...I wouldn't want someone to think I was trying to recreate a look from a previous decade, if they said I think you look sharp, or stylish or just complimented the clothes I would be ok with that.

I do genuinely believe that there are mods still but they are in the minority in a sea full of 60's recreationists, the irony seems lost on them, or maybe they simply don't care and simply want to dress like they did or their dads did in the 60's...no different to someone who wants to wear tie die shirts and flowers in their hair.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: October 16, 2020, 11:31:22 AM »
I wore my Modshoes cord numbers when l was dahn saff last month . They got some good compliments.  One day , l was about to leave a restaurant l go to down there and l was talking to the manageress and she said to me that l looked very 6ts ! I thanked her and said "well that is the general idea" .


That may be for some, but I do question whether it's just a love of that decade rather than anything to do with mod though.  That does seem to be the way mods are these days though, that's why I mentioned before that it's more retro than mod.

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Thanks for that I'll check them out, weirdly someone posted about them (him) on a totally non mod forum just the other day.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Fred Perry reissues
« on: October 10, 2020, 03:22:17 PM »
Not to keep flogging this, but if I owned FP, I wouldn't want my product associated with racists, either.
A local Irish Pub (actually outside the city, in a suburb of Detroit) made news by hosting a few "Proud Boys" (Right Wing Racist org.) and notice the choice of polo:


odd choice of colour considering.

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General music chat / Re: Elvis
« on: October 03, 2020, 12:19:49 PM »
Favourite Elvis record?...tough one...I'd have to say 'The best of Elvis'.

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General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« on: September 30, 2020, 10:48:01 AM »
Lot's of jealousy...we can't help beating man city 5-2...we're just that good.

 ;D

And being an Owls fan, that's certainly one topic I think we can agree on  :o ;)

 ;D

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