"Wow, you're still into that?"
I used to get this question more often when I was younger, ironically enough. Now that I’m slowly approaching my 40s, people don’t concern themselves as much with my potential arrested development. Maybe I’ve finally passed the statute of limitations on ‘growing up.’
Or maybe, I just learned how to dress my age. Let’s face it, I’d look a little silly walking to work in a parka covered in buttons, Jam stage shoes, a suit 3 sizes too tight, and GRAYING HAIR.
|I’ll leave this look to the young kids on their way to buying their first Who record!|
“Geez, man, why are you so into this?”
I always thought this was an odd one. I mean does the guy taking time off work to catch a baseball game get asked why he’s “so into this”? Does a woman dreamily following the tales of sparkly, teenage vampires get asked why she’s “so into this”?
I’m into this Mod thing in the same way you’re probably into your cars, your romantic vampire books, your cute animal photography, your scrapbooking, your weekend ‘bro-ing out’ sessions, your gardening, or your favorite baseball team. I love it! And it seems that the older I’m getting, the MORE I’m digging it.
And as my dig of the Mod thing grows, so does my desire to see it done up well. There’s more to this thing than the stale stereotypes we’re all used to. It’s the stereotypical Mod look most of us got into when first starting out, probably because we didn’t know any better. But as we’ve aged, hopefully we’ve learned more, leading to a more refined look.
|Photo via The Grumpy Owl|
And that’s my goal with this blog: pointing out the best the Mod look has to offer, pointing out Mod gone wrong, and pointing out my own experiences (including my mistakes) over the years. Agree with me, disagree with me, correct me if I’m wrong, maybe learn something if you’re newly into this, or just make fun of me if you’d like. But hopefully, you’ll come back for more!
And remember, this isn’t just for people into the Mod thing alone… it’s for anyone interested in great style in general!
|Photo courtesy of Irene Ordaz|
P.S. Yes, I’m old. But not too old to care.