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I thought it would be worthwhile to start a new discussion on books. To narrow it down a bit, I suggest we stick to the more or less mod- related books; I wouldn´t want to bother you with each and every novel I´ve read. Among the ones I´ve read…

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Johnny B replied to Maggie's item TV programmes and films - what are your favourites?
"The Wire. Nothing Modish about it tho lol.
Set in Baltimore about the drug trafficking, political corruption etc.
If you haven't seen it do yourself a favour and watch it. 2nd to the Sopranos in best tv series ever !!!!
IMO OFC. :P"
2 hours ago
Johnny B replied to Motown's item Objects of desire - Mod or General
"Like Chris Lotto win. Then I'd open my own Mod bar/nightclub :)
Play the music I want, few gogo dancers 60's deco ................ we can but dream."
2 hours ago
Chris Cameron replied to Motown's item Objects of desire - Mod or General
"A lottery win. After that i can buy a GS 160 and a GT 200."
3 hours ago
Chris Cameron replied to Motown's item Mod~The Importance of a Label?
"My first parka was a German army parka. It was actually a cracker of a parka but i soon found out that they were not rated and dumped it for the US version. Pity as i had paid just as much for it as i paid for the more acceptable one."
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Paddy McGonigle replied to Mod Goddess's item This Old Thing - Channel 4
"Yeah Becs, bring back the chat room!"
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Share stuff that you not only want but need lol.I'll start things off with something I've always wanted the Beautiful MKII Jaguar
8 hours ago
Motown replied to Motown's item Mod~The Importance of a Label?
"My first parka was by big label C&A, bought by my Grandparents God bless em."
13 hours ago
Kai replied to Motown's item Mod~The Importance of a Label?
"My first tassle loafers at 15 were from Woolworth; so what... they looked great!"
13 hours ago
Johnny B replied to Motown's item Mod~The Importance of a Label?
"Like most revivalists in the 80's I started with Fred Perry and Sta press.
The more I got into it I did seek out "Labels" Was a period I wouldn't even
think of wearing anything that wasn't recognized by the scene.
Nowadays if it looks "Mod"  and sma…"
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Chris Cameron replied to Motown's item Mod~The Importance of a Label?
"I cannot say how the original 1960s Mods viewed the importance of labels but I am fairly sure they would have looked for quality gear that looked the part. They were very lucky in that they were around at a time when all this fantastic looking gear…"
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Hennich left a comment for Hennich
"On our way to Brighton Beach"
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The Snow Runner replied to Kai's item Books
"A book written by a Mod Gen member Ruadhan J McElroy"
yesterday
Kai replied to Motown's item Mod~The Importance of a Label?
"Very interesting insight, Christopher!"
yesterday
Christopher Quayle replied to Motown's item Mod~The Importance of a Label?
"The Ben Sherman story, as a label is very peculiar. I first visited the 'Ben Sherman' showroom at 3rd floor No.9 Carnaby St back in '66. The building was a scruffy 'commons' brickwork structure with an open concrete stairway leading up from the stre…"
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The Snow Runner replied to Laurent Bof's item What's on your turntable right now?
"Im sure this would not be to everyones taste, but with a long drink and low lights, I love it."
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frames replied to Motown's item Mod~The Importance of a Label?
"I'm not sure if when I was younger it was really about labels as we now think of them; it's certainly true that the only polo shirts to wear were FP, but that could be because FP were the only polo shirts available, same with Desert Boots - I think…"
Wednesday
Motown replied to Varluche's item Harrington jacket for winter
"I'll wear this lightly padded Baracuta G9 for J.Crew in Autumn or when on a scooter. 
defiantly keeps the chill off. "
Wednesday
Kai replied to Motown's item Mod~The Importance of a Label?
"When it comes to polo shirts, I was willing to try new brands but always return to the good old Fred. Lacoste is ok with me, but I don´t see why I should pay up to 25€ extra for the same quality when swapping the laurel for a crocodile. Same thing w…"
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