- I don't get much into 'Northern Soul' style because that's not really my bag, but here was an interesting post on its influence on current men's clothing.
- The reviews for the new 'Mod: A Very British Style' keep coming in. This one has one of my favorite lines: "If everything is mod, surely nothing is.."
- A great piece on a '60s Carnaby Shop you don't hear about too often, Mates, owned by Irvine and Elizabeth Sellars.
- I'm sure, for many of us, The Jam played a huge role in providing an introduction to this whole thing. Read up on how the Anorak Thing got hip to these guys.
- MY FAVORITE POST this week: The Syllabus, with some help from John Cooper Clarke, explain why this thing still matters to some of us older folk.
- David Reeves gets to the core of what makes a 'bespoke' suit.
- THIS is the type of stuff early '60s Mad Men were working on. Sexy!
- After catching The Specials over the weekend (and YES, they were fantastic), I'm now in a ska/rocksteady mood. Luckily, Funky 16 Corners has what I need!
- An absolutely beautiful piece on Curtis Mayfield, from Monkey Picks, who actually got to catch him live... more than once!
- For the scooter folk, Parka Avenue captures a lot of the chrome that made it's way over to Las Vegas.
- A Dandy In Aspic captures a great piece of Swinging London zaniness!
- Any graphic designers out there looking for inspiration?
- Holy moly, Michael Caine hippin' it up in Los Angeles in 1966!
- A Modernist speaks with Donn Trenner, one of Charlie Parker's last remaining band members.
- Speaking of A Modernist, got to enjoy a great road trip up to Northern CA yesterday, which got us on an Alfred Hitchcock kick. Got me more curious about looking into the Bay Area-Hitchcock connection!
- Now let's end this with a nice bit of sweet soul...
Alright now, continue on with your week.
|From A Dandy In Aspic.|