Friday, November 18, 2011

Sharp Stylings #16: Quadrophenia's Jimmy?!?

We can learn so much from yesterday’s fashion icons.  And living in a post-Mad Men world means we can even enjoy aspects of current male fashions! Every Friday, I’d like to start your weekend off right with a little style inspiration from either then or now. Hopefully, my fellow Mod enthusiasts will find the whole or some detail of the whole to appreciate and maybe even adopt.

Yes, Jimmy.

I can get down on this film a lot, but I reached down to find something positive to say and found one really good outfit in the movie:

It's like Jimmy had an off-day here as he actually looks pretty cool. Striped blazer, grey tab-collar shirt, beautiful horizontally-striped tie (my favorite detail in this ensemble), dark pants, and loafers (not desert boots, for once)! I like this outfit so much that despite how nice his scooter looks, I really wish it wasn't in the way so that we could dig what he's wearing in more detail.

In all honesty, this scene and outfit looks so different from anything worn in the rest of the film! If this was the type of look that was concentrated on in the film, instead of the 'lumpen' Mod look, I wonder how that would affected some post-Quadrophenia Mods.

See, even Steph's happy he left the parka and desert boots at home. Sting who?

Okay, after all this Quadrophenia talk, I promise to lay off the subject for the next few weeks or so.


  1. "Oi Steph! I just seen a 70's Camaro drive by, didja see that? And 'ere comes a twat on a 10 speed..."

  2. Great shoes,great trousers,great shirt,crap scooter with mirrors!!

  3. Okay, you both just made me laugh!

    -Mod Male

  4. I'm not a tasseled loafer fan, but I love the rest of the outfit. In the 80s I scored a jacket just like that at a thrift store.

    I always wondered what that cylinder on his headset was. A bomb to throw at rockers?

  5. @TheJab: Good one! FYI, the cynlider or canister on the headset is part of airhorn set-up. Fiamm or Poli were the two most popular brands used. Today, they would set you back at least 250$.

    And I have to agree with Pete, Jimmy's scooter was one of the less desirable models in a Mod's scooter totem pole. He's riding a 1962 Li 150 Lambretta. But a Lambretta is still a Lambretta. But the most appaling is Sting's Vespa. It's a Rally 200 "made to look" like a GS.

  6. Oh my god... I thought I nerded out on Mod stuff, but you guys have me beat! (I kid, I kid!)