I'm afraid I don't know the song, but this is another great multi-mod special this week.
Military jackets and rollnecks abound!
Because it'd be rude not to, having mentioned them yesterday.
I have been looking for a while for any kind of photo that showed me a classic Mod band wearing one of these flight jackets. I suspected they were purely the preserve of Skins (not that it stopped me wearing them), but turns out I have finally stumbled across what I’m looking for!
Took me a while to confirm as some of the pics are a bit grainy. Conclusively though, here is Eric Burdon himself wearing the kit. Of course we can debate whether The Animals were Mods 'til kingdom come, but you have to admit they look pretty swag here.
Since we missed Weller Wednesday last week, here's a special one with two mods for the price of one...
I always prefer a slightly darker shade of dogtooth check myself as I think the straight black and white pattern can be quite bright! Perhaps a grey and black, a navy and sky blue or something.
But this guy pulls off the classic nicely. Good choice of neutral colours for the shirt and tie to offset.
Shame about the two-button jacket!
One I often forget about, but reminded by the story the other day about Ray Davies getting his knighthood.
It's a brilliantly Kinksy track... That drawling voice...
With spring catching in the air, Style Council fans will know it’s just about time to go out and buy a new French nautical-style top. Even if you don’t have a private yacht to show off on (blazers, white trousers and caps optional).
As one would expect from a glorious, vibrant community culture, there are a vast array of different places to get your Breton for this season. And indeed, a vast array of Bretons to choose from! Whether you want long-sleeved or short-sleeved, jumper or t-shirt or indeed, a dazzling rainbow of different styles and colours, we’ve got all the samples you need to whet your appetite right here.
1. JTG’s pink and navy (£95)
Starting with a bang from the guys down in Brighton. Great colours, traditional heavy look and I especially like the buttons on the shoulder and long sleeves. It is however the most expensive of today's set.
2. JTG’s grey and navy (£95)
Slightly subtler version of the pink number and probably more my style. Again, good attention to detail on the shoulder buttons and long sleeves.
3. Pellicano’s short sleever (£37)
Pellicano’s take on the classic Breton with short sleeves. Pellicano are known to be quite pricey, but they’ve done well here and this isn’t much more expensive than a polo.
4. Pellicano’s long sleever (£46)
Again, a take on the traditional Breton, now with long sleeves. For those collectors out there, they also stock a second variant where the dark stripe dominates.
5. Levis (via Atom Retro) red and white (£49)
Probably the lightest of the bunch here - effectively a t-shirt from Levis with red stripes - a more mainstream take on the Breton.
6. Cookley Luke 1977 (via Atom Retro) navy and white (£56)
A distinctive twist on the original, the Cookley Bretons have piping of a particular colour around the neck (in this case, blue), brightening up the traditional striped pattern. I think they also do a red version.
My uncle has come through with those glorious pics of his Daimler - see below for the full effect. It looks great with the sun glinting off the chrome. Very sixties look.
First registered 1968.
32k mileage from new.
Short post today, mostly stealing someone else's ...
Great piece on Parka Avenue on Mods and boating blazers - as it's spring!
My uncle actually keeps one of these and I am trying to get photos. But for now you'll have to imagine how good it looks with the help of this pic.
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