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What I bought today...

Just thought that I'd start this topic as nobody has [bothered?] to start it yet! I was in one of my local charity shops today and bought these women's basket-weave, tassel loafers for only $8.50 AUD! Absolutely brill, to say the least! ;-) Now I…

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The Spirit Of '79

I know exactly where I was when I first heard The Jam - Going Underground and it wasn't sat at home watching TOTPS. We all looked at each other and went "What the f%$£!" as the whole (youth) club erupted into a skanking frenzy. Loafers, brogues,…

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Kevin replied to Mod Goddess's item What I bought today...
"Cheers MG! Though I'm not allowed to see her dress yet, I'm pretty sure she'll wear something in white, haha!"
1 minute ago
George O'Sullivan replied to Gary D''s item The Spirit Of '79
"Think we have had this discussion before while it would have been fascinating to have been one of the originals. Think our time was equally new and exciting to ourselves and created as many good memories for us as the 60s did for the originals"
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John an original modernist replied to Motown's item Cool Pictures
"Our cool rescue cat singing along to Lady Day!"
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John an original modernist replied to Derek Gardner's item Show us your shoes
"My Oxford Loake are over thirty years old, and like old friends. Bought from a Jewish shop, Mendel Brothers, in Spitalfields, off Petticoat Lane. The brothers were great and answered every question with a different one. What I notice is, that these…"
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frames replied to Motown's item Cool Pictures
"You're right about the keeping the spirit, John. If you manage to coax your mobility scooter down to Brighton, I'll meet you for a pint of brandy. It'll be easy to spot me; I'll be the one waving a broken deckchair and kicking a Harley Davidson whil…"
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Chris Cameron replied to Gary D''s item The Spirit Of '79
"It was a fantastic, truly exciting time for our generation of Mods Graham. Impossible to compare it to your time. I always thought then that i would have loved to have been around in the 60s and experienced the original scene. Looking back now I ha…"
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Kai replied to Motown's item Cool Pictures
"Wise and protective, George, haha!"
5 hours ago
Derek Gardner replied to Derek Gardner's item Show us your shoes
"Like them Graham."
6 hours ago
George O'Sullivan replied to Motown's item Cool Pictures
"Auntie seems wise woman kai"
7 hours ago
graham montague replied to Gary D''s item The Spirit Of '79
"Wow - I missed all this!
By the time this was happening I had been married, and was getting divorced, and had my own business, I was still very much the mod at heart, but had graduated to shopping at Burberry's for jackets and the Burlington Arcade…"
12 hours ago
graham montague replied to Derek Gardner's item Show us your shoes
"I think of these as "classic" mod shoes. They are my day-to-day office loafers. (pic taken at work - lol!)"
13 hours ago
graham montague replied to John Paterson's item MOD BARGAIN BUYS!!
"I just paid $14 (about 7 quid) for this vintage Harrington jacket - almost identical to several I owned in the late 60's and through to the mid- 80's.
I always get confused as to the model numbers, but I think it's a G9 style. Someone please correct…"
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Chris Cameron replied to Gary D''s item The Spirit Of '79
"It just feels that long Motown ha ha"
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Kai replied to Motown's item Cool Pictures
"As a kid I tried io get my aunt to knit me one exactly like these, but she never got round to do it actually. How grateful I am today that she never did, hahaha!"
17 hours ago
John an original modernist replied to Motown's item Cool Pictures
"Nice of you to say so Mo. You can't choose when you are born, there were plenty of young guys about in our time who were not in the least bit concerned with their appearance, I expect the same applied when you were growing up For me it is about the…"
18 hours ago
Motown replied to Gary D''s item The Spirit Of '79
"Lol have you guys known each other that long."
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Chris Cameron replied to Gary D''s item The Spirit Of '79
"Now you say it ten hours does seem decent if they waited for the Vespa 50. The first time i went down I stayed out the first night. It was so cold i had to heat my hands up against a light bulb in some bog above the front. The second day we met up w…"
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Chris Cameron replied to Gary D''s item The Spirit Of '79
"Well you were only two years out."
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THULL replied to Motown's item Cool Pictures
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George O'Sullivan replied to Gary D''s item The Spirit Of '79
"Getting forgetful in old age."
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