Fashion, Inspiration, Subculture

Related #2: What’s Your Time Period?

If I had to pick a time period, I’d pick the 60’s and be a mod.  Typical of people who always want that they can’t have, I don’t have the legs for micro minis and am deathly afraid of scooters (or any two-wheeled transport).  I would be a terrible mod.

In yesterday’s post, I talked about my dad and the punk movement in Dublin.  Any street style phenomenon that predates digital cameras in Ireland is usually woefully underdocumented.  Maybe it’s because Ireland is such a small country, maybe it’s because we’re all really lazy – who knows?

On top of that, Mod culture is also woefully underdocumented (at least in comparison with other subcultures like punk) so there’s not a lot to go on.  But here are a few Mod Links…

Mods go wild in Margate after a clash with rockers (source)

For all things Mod, Modculture is the go-to place.

Polka dot mod mini from Nod to Mod Vintage (could there be a more appropriate name for this shop?)

Do you want to organise your very own Mod Club Night?  Click here.

Richard Nicoll’s collection for Fred Perry has more than a whiff of Mod to it.

Listen to the Modcast – more music oriented, but worth a listen.  Guests have included Matt Berry.  Oh Matt.  I love your dulcet tones.

Minidress from Hellhound Vintage
From Dave’s Mod Photos

Recollections of a Mod life (lots more pics here)

Jumper Dress from Novella Bleu
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6 thoughts on “Related #2: What’s Your Time Period?

  1. >LOVE these pics – the polka dot frock and the striped mini are my faves. I am way too busy and frou frou to be a mod but I sure to love the style. Especially the hair and makeup! Sarah xxx

  2. >Oh same here. Without a doubt!Mods are probably the whole reason why I am into fashion in the first place. I'll never tire of those cool kids

  3. >Oh the collars! Swoon! I do love the 60s but I'd have a hard time choosing a time period but I'd probably say the 80s for the crazy colour combinations but not so much for the oversized, shoulder pad look.

  4. >I FRICKEN LOVE MOD, Recently I've been obsessed with shortening my dresses and raising the necklines. I think we should have been born in a different era, the 60s needs revival!! xxx

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