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Were the 60s Mods the footsoldiers who propelled Margaret Thatcher to power?

One of the most intriguing books about popular culture in a while went on sale last month. Richard Weight’s Mod: A Very British Style is not a rose-tinted, nostalgic romp through the history of a movement that has had profound impact on British culture, but a serious academic (yet still very readable) study of what Mod is and was and how the 60s Mods have influenced British society. It scope – which goes way beyond most books about Mods -has already attracted criticism from hardcore …

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AshleyWere the 60s Mods the footsoldiers who propelled Margaret Thatcher to power?
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Gibson’s Navy Mod style Boating Blazer

Weller has always been a big fan. The Who used to wear them and thousands of Mods have teamed them up with white Wranglers and loafers. But the trouble with many boating blazers is that they make you look like an overgrown public school boy. Not this one though. it is a classic sixties mod type jacket from Gibson London …

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AshleyGibson’s Navy Mod style Boating Blazer
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Has Bradley Wiggins made the double breasted suit jacket a style trend for 2013?

Every year at the Oscars fashion houses vie to kit the hottest stars in their latest outfits knowing that the coverage generated by that star can make or break a range. Conversely the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year event isn’t something that fashion brands are too concerned with, but maybe, just maybe, the suit that the winner was wearing …

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AshleyHas Bradley Wiggins made the double breasted suit jacket a style trend for 2013?
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Loafers in the winter! Why not!?

One of my favourite bloke looks ever is Paul Weller in Style Council era, basically around the Cafe Bleu album – see here for evidence. Here the Modfather went back to the original continental influenced mod template and teamed up a light mac with Sta Press and on his feet – well it was always either Brogues or Loafers. Loafers, …

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AshleyLoafers in the winter! Why not!?
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Paul Weller attends Vauxhall Fashion Scout to watch his son model

Today at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout showcase, Paul Weller showed up with his wife and children to watch his son, Nat, model in the D-Gnak show. The famous rocker watched as his son modeled a variety of outfits from Korean born designer Dong Jun Kang. The rock star looked on proudly and applauded at the end of the show when …

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LauraPaul Weller attends Vauxhall Fashion Scout to watch his son model

Lambretta launches Quadrophenia bike

Must confess I’m not a big fan of bikes or the goddam ridiculous gear cyclists wear while jumping red lights or ignoring zebra crossings. But this retro-chic Lambretta would be enough to get me back on two wheels cruising the streets of Brighton in my Sta-Press trousers rather than Lycra of course.

Brought to you by Fisher Outdoor Leisure, the world’s first Lambretta Bicicletta (Li126) is modelled on the Lambretta driven by Jimmy in cult film Quadrophenia and will be launched to the public at the London Cycle Show 2009 at Earls Court, 8-11 October.

Every one of the 500 £599 limited edition models is individually numbered and comes with its own certificate of authenticity. Rather fittingly number 1 of this limited edition model is owned by the self-styled ‘modfather’ himself, Mr Paul Weller.

Comments Fisher Outdoor CEO Richard Allmark: “We are very excited to be launching the Li126 Lambretta Bicicletta. We are huge fans of Lambretta, and as such have been faithful in our efforts to create a bicycle with style and class, that is in keeping with the brand heritage.”

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shinychrisLambretta launches Quadrophenia bike