Been having a fun time writing on that which I dig most over these last six months. One of my main goals was to help get people to re-think the Mod look a little by accomplishing the following:
- If you're new to the Mod thing and have been reading, hopefully this blog has helped you avoid the Mod Gone Wrong pitfalls many of us (especially me in my younger days) have fallen into.
- If you're an older fella (like me), hopefully this blog has shown that it's possible to age gracefully while still pulling off a more "grown-up" Moddish look and avoiding looking like a 40-year-old-plus cartoon Mod. (As I wrote this, I felt my Christmas weight raise an eyebrow at me while I wrote 'aging gracefully.')
- And let's face it... the general public sees a Mod guy as someone walking around dressed like a Beatle. After years of enduring that, hopefully, like me, you've learned to laugh at yourself a little.
Now I'm going to spend the end of the year revisiting some of my favorite sharp stylings from the past and present, Mod and non-Mod, and touch upon lessons learned.
|Steve Marriott from the Mods 'bible': clean, well-fitted 3-button suit with high button-stance. And dig them shoes once again!|
|From the Sharp Suits book: kids from the 1980s (!) who just know how to carry their looks with confidence and attitude.|
|Theodore Crispino from a photo by Sarah Slobada: monotone 3-piece with a red-purple paisley tie to stick out at you... great way to play with earthtones!|
|Barry Gibb, in all white and a contrasting high-cut waistcoat. This is how you play with the absence of color!|
|Graphic Designer Raymond Hawkey putting his skills to use on a mix of vibrant and dark colors.|
|Gabor Szabo pulling together a combo attack of patterns, color, Mod fit, and psychedelic leanings!|
|Modern Jazz Quartet bringing the best out of silver-toned, matching ensembles.|
|Jeff Beck with slightly flared, striped pants, dark quarter-length coat, and paisley earth-toned cravat.|
|Jocelyn Armel brightening up the streets of Paris in an outfit Tom Wolfe oughta be writin' about!|
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!