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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: September 20, 2018, 09:00:19 PM »
Well in , Sydney , well in indeed. . 8)

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General music chat / Re: Weller Q&A
« on: September 20, 2018, 04:54:42 PM »
I'm with The Laird totally. I drifted off track given Weller was the main thrust of the thread. Sorry for that.

I don't think you did anything wrong at all Martin. I think Laird is like many in that The Jam/Weller were what got them interested in Mod . Weller through the Jam certainly helped to get Mod into the limelight but I think to some extent that it was always in the background.

I bought the original Quadrophenia album in 1976 and bought my first Jam record the following year and was baffled a bit by the Mod clothes and the punky sound . I think music journo's were similarlly baffled back then to some degree also .

By '79 scooters were back on the roads, the Tow-Tone thing had taken off , M-51 parkas were back in the local army and navy outlet , Mod clothes began to appear in certain shops and Tamla Motown compilations were in the record stores but by now we had found out where you could buy original 6ts records second hand for a good price. .

However , the last bit of what you said before regarding a love of sixties culture , clothes , tv shows and the whole Jam/Who thing is fundamentally where it is at . There is something about sixties styling that is timeless and many a wee retro shop has hopped on that bandwaggon and of course style simply doesn't go out of fashion .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: "Slouch suits" a new low.
« on: September 19, 2018, 07:26:55 PM »
I noticed I got an e mail from Suitsupply advertising their new suits with a choice of normal strides or those gruesome drawstring monstrosities.

But even more egregious that that is the link above having a bloody ginger as the model.

Oh , you are on thin ice with a gingerist comment like that. .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: "Slouch suits" a new low.
« on: September 19, 2018, 07:22:50 PM »
My eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I'm in charge of the world anyone caught wearing a t-shirt and a jacket will find themselves on the first train to the salt mines.

In case you're worried about the prospect of me being in charge I'll be bringing in hot pants Tuesday as my second policy so it's not all bad.

Nice one , I can't wait for Leon to rise to the top again . .the new revolution. . .


Comissar ; after the revolution we will all eat stawberries!!

Worker; I don't like strawberries. .

Comissar ; After the revolution , you will like strawberries !   :)

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General music chat / Re: Weller Q&A
« on: September 19, 2018, 07:20:37 PM »
I've never been a huge Weller fan, but I respect the man and his achievements, so I'm not biased here. It's funny that he regularly repeats that "always looking forward" mantra, given his music is 90% guitar-based and full of references to the past, intentional or not. Barely coherent, I'd say.

But in fairness to the modfather, that's an unsolvable paradox that lies in the heart of the mod scene after the 60s. That's why, being honest with myself, I'd rather be called a "trad" than a "mod", as I unashamedly embrace the nostalgia elements and don't care too much for that ambiguous "forward thinking" that many mods invoke while dressing in a 1964 accurate italian top.


And if the only artist alive with whom mr. Weller would like to collaborate is Pharrell Williams, well, then he's running short of ideas and/or ambition fast, I'm afraid, as Williams is just an agreeable, modest talent to whom the industry has hung the "genius" tag, a tag that obviously too large for him. And of course, he's squarely mainstream, no trace of "avant-garde" about him.

Another fine bit of musical journalism. .a fine polemic diatribe 😊

Thanks, mr. Bond. I think Weller is not as much a "sacred cow" here as he's in Britain, so mine may be a somewhat more objective point of view. That said, it's just that, an opinion.

I think the thing about Weller is that , by his own addmission now too , his songs like Eton Rifles and Going Underground are just as relevant today as they were 30 odd years ago on first release . His social comment was second to none for a large part of the 8ts but that changed to a degree with the Style Council though he would still dip into social comment. .

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General music chat / Re: Weller Q&A
« on: September 19, 2018, 05:29:14 PM »
I've never been a huge Weller fan, but I respect the man and his achievements, so I'm not biased here. It's funny that he regularly repeats that "always looking forward" mantra, given his music is 90% guitar-based and full of references to the past, intentional or not. Barely coherent, I'd say.

But in fairness to the modfather, that's an unsolvable paradox that lies in the heart of the mod scene after the 60s. That's why, being honest with myself, I'd rather be called a "trad" than a "mod", as I unashamedly embrace the nostalgia elements and don't care too much for that ambiguous "forward thinking" that many mods invoke while dressing in a 1964 accurate italian top.


And if the only artist alive with whom mr. Weller would like to collaborate is Pharrell Williams, well, then he's running short of ideas and/or ambition fast, I'm afraid, as Williams is just an agreeable, modest talent to whom the industry has hung the "genius" tag, a tag that obviously too large for him. And of course, he's squarely mainstream, no trace of "avant-garde" about him.

Another fine bit of musical journalism. .a fine polemic diatribe 😊

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General music chat / Re: Weller Q&A
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:59:57 PM »
Thanks for that , Laird . I think Paul looks a lot older than his years now , must be due to lifestyle I suppose. .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: MOSCOT shades...
« on: September 18, 2018, 07:45:39 PM »
Lovely, but be careful, they seem more adequate for big faces.

You are probably right , Buddie . I did place my bid under the proviso that if l didn't like l could always resell them but as it turned out my bid was way off the mark and I simply wasn't willing to pay more than that for a pair of sunglesses that might be eeven older than me !



. .are you watching Woody. . 8)

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Mod fashion and style / Re: MOSCOT shades...
« on: September 18, 2018, 06:01:15 PM »
Nice one Martin , I look forward to the pics. .

I'm just after missing out on a pair on ebay that went for 130. .
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142930335358?_trksid=p2471758.m4704

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: September 18, 2018, 01:12:46 PM »
TK Maxx online have a few Loakes in stock including Penny Loafers, Drivers and Dessies. Managed to blag a pair of light sand Saharas for 38... ;)

You definitely secured yourself a bargain Essex , when I checked my size they wanted 80. C 8) :o :-[

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