Monday, 10 June 2013

The influences on the culture from mod clothing

By Sisi Tsoi

Retro clothing from the 1950s and 60s are making a comeback. From flowing A-line style skirts for ladies, to specifically designed suits and thin ties for men, it hasn't ever been cooler to dress like a mod.

Mod clothing is a style that was distinguished in the 1960s. Blokes who wore Mod clothing wore well tailored suits, classy leather shoes and fur-lined parka coats. It was most definitely popular in the south of the United Kingdom - specifically London and Brighton. Today, you'll find Mod clothing in boutique shops and in major clothes stores - especially on London's Carnaby Street.

Genuinely vintage Mod clothing is a little bit hard to find and quite expensive, especially if the item is in good overall condition. If you're in need of a truly vintage suit, check ebay or visit vintage shops in London, Brighton or your closest big city. Ask the person working there if they have anything from the 1950s or 60s in stock. Even if they don't, they can aim you in the right direction.

The Mod style can be easily achieved by looking in current high street stores or specialist designer outlets who base their clothing ranges on the mod look. For inspiration men could wear lengthy thin ties and a well fitted suit in brown or gray will give you a 'mod ' look. For girls, a miniskirt and sweater, or a short dress in a solid bold color with a belt across the waist. A short bob haircut or half beehive and side swept fringe will complete the look. The high street chain Peacocks frequently sell mod style dresses, and SirenLondon's big label clothes store is an excellent source of mod style clothing. It's totally kind to your budget, awfully well made and definitely worth the money if you'd like to get the mod look.

The mod clothing style is similar to styles in the 1920s and 30s, when it was normal to see men dressed in suits. Today, men often only dress in suits for work, and informal attire is jeans and t-shirts, which looks less formal and so relaxed. The mod clothing style was all about exploring different styles and cuts. Liam and Noel Gallagher are known to dress in the mod style, as well as Paul Weller and the band the Rifles. Use these fashion icons to guide you the next time you are buying mod clothing.

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