Great post here from the Mod Male blog - getting over the Parka. Something I can get behind as I've posted about it before...
"...Yup. I used to walk around my high school campus letting people know my butt was the Face. No joke. And, yeah, those were the bands I flaunted to the world. Uh-huh, The 2nd Generation..."
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One finger, two fingers or three? I think it depends who you talk to... but this guy's got it right from where I'm sitting.
As part of Black Friday yesterday, I took advantage of 20% off on a pair of these mofos. My old ones are practically dead and I fancied a change so I’ve gone with Loakes Oxfords with toe caps.
I’m hoping to be impressed. The website claims:
“Model number '747' is an absolute classic English style, a black polished toe cap oxford shoe that is suitable for all formal occasions. It features a traditional rounded toe shape, and is made in a medium width (F) fitting. This shoe is made in England.”
I used to have a shirt in this same pattern bought a very long time ago from The Face. Pleased to see this slightly unusual style has made it into a shop where people feel like it’s worth making properly.
Although it is a shame BS still haven't worked out how to make a suit with three buttons.
Winter is coming.
But as this isn’t Game of Thrones, don’t bother with a sword, get yourself a nice rock 'n' roll coat. And you could do worse than go to Pretty Green for this stuff. It’s not cheap of course, but hopefully they might have a few discounts on for the Black Friday extravaganza this week.
I’m counting on it.
Reverse-image search reveals that there are a lot more where these came from...
Now, readers of this blog will know that I’ve not always been the biggest fan of Pellicano. I won’t go into the details here, but my main criticism has essentially been that they are very expensive for the ordinary Joe (or at least, me). There’s no doubt the quality is there - this has never been my criticism. But when it comes to acknowledging the traditional working class roots of Mod, this almost haute-couture, luxurious and slightly elitist pitch seems a little contradictory.
Anyway, this aside, they have come up trumps (no connection) with some of their new arrivals. Usually, Pellicano put out a plain-colour shirt or two, commonly blue, white or pink. These are usually very elegant, but not something one can’t find elsewhere. Now, they offer a very smart black and white striped number (well-named “Geno”).
Click the pics above if you want to check it out, but this is a winner in my book. I've always thought creativity in design should be rewarded, as the whole point of Mod (at least in my opinion) is an individualistic and unusual approach to outfits, rather than just being one of 100 people able to afford an expensive single item.
I hope Pellicano continue to push the boat out with their designs.
While I'm traditionally a button down kind of guy, I can appreciate a good collar bar once in a while...
Some strong shirts here from Atom Retro. Rather similar to a particular candy-stripe design by Ben Sherman a few years ago by a certain member of the Jam.
It’s weird that before that time it was apparently illegal to design a Mod shirt with a stripe wider than about a centimetre. Now we’ve widened it to at least two. I look forward to the day when people feel liberated enough to start selling shirts with even wider stripes.
1. It’s a bit busy for me. It’s a Breitling and I love their adverts and it probably glows in the dark, but far too many digits and dials for me.
2. Nice and open watch face, two dials and a quite elegant style of font for the numbers. It’s quite wide, which I’m not usually keen on, but I’d probably get this one.
3. Again, as this one is essentially a brown version of 2, I am in favour. I prefer it in brown, it goes well with blue that is usually my default colour.
4. I’m a big fan of this one - practically minimal detailing, although it still has a few dials and the strap is a bit weird at the top. I also quite like the slender watch hands in blue, a strong look.
5. Definitely one I wouldn’t go for. Bulky, fabric strap and just a mess on the watch face. It also appears to have a compass built in which is another pointless extra. My brother would probably love it.
6. This is ridiculous. When did square watch faces become a thing?
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