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Mod fashion and style / Re: to Harrington or not to Harrington
« on: April 08, 2013, 09:02:19 PM »
I have always liked this style jacket from being a kid in the early 1970s. It was just the thing that all young lads gradually getting into clothes wanted back then.Of course they were always just cheap things from the Army Surplus shop in Walworth Road or from the local market. Now I have half a dozen ranging from cheap and cheerful Matalan and Ben Sherman right up to a Baracuta and a vintage US 1960s Sportsmaster. Various colours some of which offer a more casual look while others can be worn with a pair of decent trousers and look that bit smarter. Certainly a staple of my wardrobe and I think always will be. That DNA Groove one is nice and much like the Sportsmaster I have with button cuffs and a plain bottom without the elasticated hem.

Banter / Re: Bowie's selling out - get yer tickets quick
« on: April 07, 2013, 04:14:30 PM »
A mate of mine managed to get tickets for a Sunday eveing session at the V&A in July. A bit of a wait but looking forward to it as well as being glad to even be there considering the demand for tickets. I

THE CHAMPIONS was a good one. Superb theme from Tony Hatch (He did that fantastic song Gotta Get Away from the opening episode of THE PERSUADERS too with Jackie Trent!) The three leads in the THE CHAMPIONS look great and they all wear some great gear at different times too. Same goes for stuff like MAN IN A SUITCASE. Not what could be called Mod by any stretch but all those guys wore slick smart outfits from casual suede zip up jackets, corduroy Levis jackets, roll neck sweaters to sharp tailored suits or whatever. ADAM ADAMANT LIVES! is a brilliant BBC show from that same period and the female lead rides a scooter and there are some great shots of her around London in pursuit of other characters or being chased and stuff.   

Websites and Links / Re: Damn good websites
« on: April 06, 2013, 11:42:25 AM »
I saw STEPPIN' OUT when it was released as a support short for ALIEN in 1979. I remember spotting a few faces I knew from The Wellington in it at the time. I'd love to see it again now too.

« on: April 06, 2013, 11:28:54 AM »
My interest in 1960s styles and music go back to my childhood in the 1960s when I shared a room with my teenage Uncle who was a London Mod. I watched him getting ready to go out and checking out his hair and clothes and shoes and stuff so some of that clearly stuck with me and surfaced when I was in my teens in the late '70s. However running alongside all of that was, and still is, a deep love of the television of that period whether it be DR WHO, THE AVENGERS, THE SAINT, BATMAN or THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. to name just a few. Almost regardless of the genre whether it be comedy with things like STEPTOE AND SON or SCI-FI with things like THE OUTER LIMITS they all offer something of a snapshot of life in the 1960s and that in itself is an attraction for me and has been for as long as I can remember. The background music to so many of these shows, particularly the ITC adventure shows and the Gerry Anderson programmes, are superb along with a wonderful glimpse of stylized fashions and designs of the period. Any of the rest of you feel the same or are into these sort of programmes?

Films / TV / Re: The Action - In The Lap Of The Mods dodgy DVD
« on: April 06, 2013, 08:49:44 AM »

BTW mate seen you drum on YOU TUBE. Top class mate. Really very good.

Mod fashion and style / Re: Off The Peg Shirts
« on: April 06, 2013, 08:46:13 AM »
I have 5 or 6 JUMP THE GUN shirts and although of decent quality, especially the new all cotton gingham ones, I have to go up from 15 1/2 to a 17. I bought one just this week and the guy working there asked me "Do you need a 'real World' 17 neck or a JTG 17?". I bought some lovely shirts in Florida last year from a shop that clearly look upon button-down shirts as 'Old Man's' clothes so they were cheap but very nice indeed. Oxford type things with a box pleat and button on the back of the collar too. I think the best thing is to try and get out there to shops and markets or whatever and try stuff on if you can. Sometimes though you just have to take a flyer at something on-line having asked around which is exactly what you are doing mate so good luck with whatever you end up going for. 

Films / TV / Re: The Action - In The Lap Of The Mods dodgy DVD
« on: April 02, 2013, 09:00:45 PM »
I emailed Rob immediately after watching the DVD and he promptly replied, confirmed there was indeed an authoring problem and confirmed within two weeks a replacement DVD would be sent. True to his words one appeared and plays perfectly. The DVD is well worth grabbing for those who don't have the old video version.

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