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Mod fashion and style / Re: Have recent events changed how you dress?
« on: December 22, 2020, 10:25:41 PM »

I trust one also ponders which bed attire to wear also. .

Commando for me!  ;D

 I am more Highland Light Infantry myself.. 8)
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Like these fellas? Well, your preparations for going to bed must be something to behold then!!  ;)


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That looks like HLI summer dress from about 1895 ! There would also be the winter outfit but of course the gear has changed since the 19th c .

Is this what you mean by commando. .


Or this one. .
                         :P

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Have recent events changed how you dress?
« on: December 20, 2020, 10:12:31 PM »
Since last March, when the store I worked at was shuttered, the studio I also work at was put in "sleep" mode, and all the restaurants and clubs were closed, I've been in jeans almost non stop.
Normally If I'm leaving for an evening it was a blazer w/ dress trousers or a suit.
A few weeks back I started putting some thought into what I put on, even it's just to run to the grocers or post office.
So in one sense, I've thought more about what to wear casually, and that's one "silver lining" to come from this mess we're in.

Isn't it what we all do, Mike?  ;) Even the more casual ensemble (and I mean even pool or beachwear!) has to be carefully pondered.
I trust one also ponders which bed attire to wear also. .

Commando for me!  ;D

 I am more Highland Light Infantry myself.. 8)

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: December 18, 2020, 07:07:49 PM »
Lovely.  Are they the Hudson dessies, old fruit?

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: December 18, 2020, 07:05:53 PM »
One the subject of truckers , l see Modshoes are currently offering some Ben Sherman ones to the market . .must admit l have my lingering eye on the classic white one. .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Have recent events changed how you dress?
« on: December 18, 2020, 07:03:36 PM »
Since last March, when the store I worked at was shuttered, the studio I also work at was put in "sleep" mode, and all the restaurants and clubs were closed, I've been in jeans almost non stop.
Normally If I'm leaving for an evening it was a blazer w/ dress trousers or a suit.
A few weeks back I started putting some thought into what I put on, even it's just to run to the grocers or post office.
So in one sense, I've thought more about what to wear casually, and that's one "silver lining" to come from this mess we're in.

Isn't it what we all do, Mike?  ;) Even the more casual ensemble (and I mean even pool or beachwear!) has to be carefully pondered.
I trust one also ponders which bed attire to wear also. .

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General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« on: December 11, 2020, 02:25:05 PM »


. .and of course not that long after that you got Los Secretos. .

I remember that well, hermano. It was 1980, so I was 16. Their song "Déjame" was first released on an EP and it was possibly the first hit of Madrid's "nueva ola". Funnily, they were much maligned by the hardcore "Movida" bands, as they stigmatized power pop/60s influenced bands with the expression "baboso" (="slimy"). Self-assigned street cred was paramount then  ;D, but regardless of inside struggles on the new wave scene, "Déjame" was the soundtrack of new pop here, an anthem to us (it was ubiquitous in the radio and blasting from every bar speakers system), and still sounds good today.
I think l got my copy in '83 on a picture disc and in subsequent years l have managed to download 2 alternate versions from t'internet . It is undoubtedly a great power pop song with a nod to 6ts music indubitably and with all the elements of a major hit . Though , as far l know it was never released in this country possibly due to no English version being available at that time or at anytime as far as l know .
The first time l heard the intro l wanted to know who they were , maybe l would have made a good A&R man back in the day 🤣😇😉

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General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« on: December 10, 2020, 10:40:34 PM »
I was brought up on a diet of Motown, 60s & 70s soul, R&B, reggae, The Beatles, The Who, Dylan etc. So my parents music covers a great deal of what is traditionally considered to be ‘Mod’ music (probably with the notable exception of Jazz). When I first got into 2-Tone/revival ska as a kid, the first music I got into myself which was ‘mine’, my mum would tell me who did the originals of the covers!  They quite liked the Jam at the time as well and came to a Weller gig at Audley End House a few years back.  They’re also massively into Bruce Springsteen which isn’t really my bag but I can appreciate it and It’s better than being into the likes of Michael Bubble or Cliff Richard.

I quite agree with Mo and Rafa SFF is probably my favourite ever song, period. If you’d have asked me 20 years ago I’d probably have said my favourite band was the Action. After being a Beatles obsessive as a teen I went through a misguided phase of overlooking them in favour of obscure acts. In recent years I’ve come to reappraise my love of the Beatles and, if asked, I would happily cite them as my favourite band, the range of their recorded output (lasting only about 6 years) was phenomenal. So what if they were/are popular, for once the taste of the general public in music was spot on!

My Parents were quite a bit older when I was young, and their music was "Big Band" WW II era.
They weren't even Elvis fans, "too old". Needless to say, they never listened to popular music of the 60's. No Motown, Beatles, Stones, etc...
It was "My" music.
Which I think is important, every generation should have music that is theirs. When some of my peers ask "Do you like Post Malone?", etc.  because their kids do, I always mention that to them...

That said,
"Tomorrow Never Knows" #1
"SFF"  A very, very close #2

I can identify with you, Mike, as my parents were strictly "old school"; they were young then, mum was 20-something and my father barely 30 in the early 60s, but they didn't care particularly about music and their tastes were mainly determined by the 40s-50s Spanish mainstream, no rock'n'roll, no modern pop (the closer my father owned was a tape with The Shadows' "Greatest Hits" and another with the Platters' hits that I remember hearing in the car once or twice!).

That means an insipid diet of South-American and Spanish popular MOR music (bolero, rancheras, copla...) and easy listening stuff (loads of Ray Conniff and the like), nothing I could even remotely identify with (though later I've learned to appreciate some of my mother's favourites, as Jacques Brel or Chavela Vargas, and of course some boleros are stunning). The Beatles opened a whole new world for me (and a noisy hell for my parents  ;D)

. .and of course not that long after that you got Los Secretos. .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: December 10, 2020, 10:34:09 PM »
Nice one Brian , not had much success personally with Claudio this year so well done on getting your MTO item , well done indeed. .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: December 10, 2020, 06:23:34 PM »

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Would that be a sort of Ian McCulloch/Echo and the Bunnymen look. .
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But weren't we all Bunnymen, in the 80's?  ;)
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I was never into the Bunnymen look . I was into the Waterboys and Aztec Camera back in the day and l know at one point Mike Scott  dressed a bit like McCulloch but it was the kind of look that was being adopted by my buddies wee brothers at the time . .





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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: December 09, 2020, 09:15:42 PM »

Likewise, I used to mix and match new and vintage clobber in the 80s.  There were some fantastic vintage shops in Sheffield in the mid-80s with clothes in the kind of styles that just weren't being made at that time and that were still in great condition; usually at good prices too. 

With the plethora of clothiers available now producing new clobber in styles that I'm looking for, I don't think I'd buy vintage any longer; though if something really stood out and was in good nick, I wouldn't dismiss it completely.

More or less my thoughts, Paul. In the early 80s, us penniless teenagers had just two clothes suppliers, dad's wardrobe or second hand (and the occassional dept. store purchase), so it was usual to raid street markets' stalls in search of a faux parka, jacket or retro-looking jumper, cheap as chips also.

But nowadays the best or unique-looking vintage pieces and/or the classic menswear brands command outrageous prices if they're in good-to-mint condition, so I prefer to look for new retro-looking garments, unless I see the odd showstopper vintage number in my size (which is becoming an increasingly rare occurrence these days, sellers usually know the market and what they're handling).

I reckon the best street market l ever saw back in the day was the one in Madrid . The Rastro?

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