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Mod Fashion - How to Perfect the 1960s Mod Look for Men

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Introducing the mod subculture

The mod subculture began in London in 1958, originally named after the ultra-hip fans of modern jazz, and has continued its popularity to this day.

Mod culture evolved in the 1960s spreading rapidly across the UK, driven by a new disruptive genre of soul, ska, R&B & rock music, tailored fashion, scooters, and of course all-night clubbing.

 

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The movement successfully subverted the old-fashioned practises of the 1950s, and gave a voice and identity to nonconformist youths looking to rebel against to confines of society and state. Style and appearance were the dominant principles of mod subculture, with checked tailor-made suits, polka dot, paisley & floral button up pointed collar shirts and skinny ties becoming fashion staples.

London’s Carnaby Street become the focal point for mod clothing stores, with shops such as Lady Jane, Lord John and The Mod Male regularly attracting mod music icons as well as inspiring The Jam’s song “Carnaby Street”. The mod style continued to develop, with the adoption of two tone trousers, paisley and patterned shirts, fishtail parkas and the Harrington Jacket, with London fashion at the heart of the movement.

The mod leisure driven ideals of style, music and pop art were so attractive that not only did they take hold in the U.S., but they also spawned a new subculture known as the skinheads. The 1970s saw a mod revival led by The Jam, a continuation in the 1980s with The Prisoners, and the evolution of Britpop, with bands such as Blur, Oasis and The Bluetones all evoking the timeless mod clothing styles of the 1960s.

 

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How to Nail Mod Fashion

We’ve made nailing the mod look easy! Check our guide to mod clothing for men to perfect your 60s look today.

 

Mod Shirts

  

Polka dot

 

MEN'S CLASSIC POLKA DOT VINTAGE SHIRT 

white paisley

 

PAISLEY BLUE & WHITE MENS SHIRT

Paisley dark blue

 

NAVY BLUE FLORAL VINTAGE MEN'S SHIRT

 

 

Mod Trousers

 

Dogtooth vintage trousers

 Prince of Wales vintage trousers 

 

Mod Jackets

 

Vintage parka jacket

MENS PARKA JACKET 

Vintage ma 1 bomber jacket

MENS MA 1 FLIGHT JACKET