Part of the best-looking video series - a few of the Moddest videos I think are out there.
This is an absolute favourite - both guys' styles (appropriately) are on point.
Bakerboy jacket from Madcap England - see Atom Retro.
Apparently that's what we should be doing, but Paul has a take.
These are probably some of the best looking shoes around. Brogues are, as the cliche goes, a timeless classic. In black they’re slick but severe. In dark brown or oxblood, as here, they carry off a landed gentry-type air that takes the edge off that severity.
They’re a traditional English gentleman’s shoe certainly, but if you ditch the country tweed and trade in the silly hats for a decent button-down and jeans, you’ve got the makings of a strong modern, but also Mod, look. The nod to tradition with a modern casual style.
I get the idea of retro or vintage, but I think the key to Mod is avoiding either of these two labels and I think you can’t go wrong with oxblood brogues, especially with a leather sole.
These are some pretty good ones below from Beatnik Shoes. These ones made in Spain of course, but if you fancy something from a little closer to home (and you've got a bit of a budget), Loake or Barkers should do the job too.
Ok so it nearly is. Time marches on, so perhaps this post is a bit late. But temperatures are still a bit frosty and the days still quite short, so I think it’s justified.
If the worst comes to the worst, you can read it as a “looking forward to next Christmas” piece. If you can stomach that in early Feb. By this time, most people’s livers have recovered, if not their wallets.
Regardless, I’ve been browsing Atom Retro’s knit collection and there are some decent items out there. The selection I’ve got here is a good cross-section of what’s available at the moment, ranging from the understated and smart to the outlandish but colourful.
1. Bampton John Smedley V-Neck
A classic, slim-fit jumper of the famous Smedley ilk. These things are usually well-made (in England), but quite expensive. Goes strongly with a patterned shirt underneath.
2. Regatta Breton
The type of jumper I call a half-Breton because not all of it is striped. Again a John Smedley made top, but one that goes best alone or over plain t-shirts to avoid pattern clashes.
3. Tathwell Polo
This is a fabulous Merc creation, though I’m not sure from when or where - there is no sign of anything like this on their regular site. It’s here through the pure creativity of its design, putting Fred Perry polos in the shade.
4. Miguel Turtleneck
The wildcard of the pack. The colours would be outrageous on an average jumper, but this one is a turtleneck, adding an extra edge of retro. I’m not sure if I’d wear it but I’m sure some nutcase would.
This is going to be part of the best-looking video series - a few of the Moddest videos I think are out there, where watching the video has literally inspired me in new clothing purchases.
Here we've got the Weller, late Jam look. Complete with collar bar.
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