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Websites and Links / seersucker
« on: June 08, 2019, 10:41:35 AM »
Another interesting article by Richard Press, this time about seersucker fabric:

Mod fashion and style / anti-black
« on: May 21, 2019, 08:28:19 AM »
Interesting bit of trivia about Ivy League clothing's legendary purveyors JPress aversion against black garments. It's written by a Press family member that learned the trade during Ivy League's Golden Age and actually occupies a management position in the firm:

Mod fashion and style / Fine lookin' camp collar s/s shirts
« on: May 08, 2019, 04:37:59 PM »
As we're amidst of a (mild) heat wave here, I've begun to consider shirts' options for the upcoming summer. Besides the Sandro's striped numbers I posted some weeks ago in the "I'd wear that" thread (seen them in the flesh in their Valencia's store and I like 'em), I've found some new ones that look the part, not "mod" but with that retro vibe:

First, Abercrombie and Fitch (I prefer burgundy, but the blue version does for me too)

Second, a new FarAfield beauty:

And last, but not least, a Todd Snyder's shirt that's not miles away from the LVC's surf linen/cotton shirt I bought recently:

General music chat / Ike & Tina
« on: May 06, 2019, 03:44:10 PM »
It's unlikely that someone here doesn't have any Ike & Tina T record in their collection, but just in case Not Now Music has just issued a fab-priced 3 CD overview of their 60s output that covers reasonably well their best decade: from their unsurpassable R&B hits ( "It's gonna work out fine", "A fool in love") to their funk/crossover phase (" Proud Mary", "Nutbush City Limits") and including of course their "tour de force" with Phil Spectre, "River deep, mountain high". One for the car stereo, p'haps?

Books and other printed media / 2 cities mods
« on: April 09, 2019, 03:43:27 PM »
This upcoming one is associated with an exhibition apparently:

Mod fashion and style / Hybrids
« on: April 04, 2019, 03:20:14 PM »
Just to prove that not every hybrid works right, here's the awful new Baracuta overshirt:

General music chat / RIP Scott Walker
« on: March 25, 2019, 05:28:02 PM »
Little to do with mods, but another talented 60s musician that's gone. His late 60s albums are great, especially his masterpiece Scott 4, with unforgettable, idiosyncratic tunes like Duchess or Rhymes of Goodbye. His later flirtings with the avant-garde left me cold, tbh, but the guy could sing and write good, thoughtful and haunting, songs.

Websites and Links / DNA
« on: March 22, 2019, 04:39:34 PM »
I'm shocked, Claudio has renewed the DNA Groove's webstore!! Is there nothing sacred? Truth is the new website looks better  :)

Design and technology / Mary Quant at the V&A
« on: February 28, 2019, 10:25:28 AM »
The definitive exhibition on Mary Quant:

General music chat / british motown
« on: February 09, 2019, 06:20:57 PM »
Motown buffs should check out this new Ace comp of british 60s singers and bands covering some Berry Gordy's label hits & misses. Some well known covers here -Steve Marriott's vocals on "You've really got a hold on me" still send shivers down my spine- but some surprises too (Cilla Black teaming with Sounds Inc?) and a fine overall selection:

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