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 can wear them with my new trousers from Sportscraft (see link below) and my Ben Sherman boating blazers! They were made by Australian shoe manufacturer Sandler, as part of their "Easy Steps" collection which still exists today. I think these shoes were an absolute find and would make excellent work and leisure (by that I mean dancing) shoes!

I also picked up two of my lay-aways. The first being two pairs of capris trousers - one pair in black and another in navy. Don't let the "capri" style fool you. They actually look like full-length trouser on me. I paid $105 AUD for each pair, instead of $150.


The second lay-away I picked up today was this lovely dress from Target that I purchased on sale a couple of months ago!

Happy shopping my Mod brothers and sisters! Look forward to reading and seeing what you've bought!


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    • Hi Rod, good to know you are active in these difficult times. I don't think combining Modculture and this forum is a good idea.
      Firstly, it means less choice, which would lead to more divisions in the ways that contributors use the forums. Secondly, I find the other forum a bit more commercial (not a bad thing if that's what you prefer). Perhaps its the only way to sustain these forums? Thirdly, I believe it would put off a lot of the original mod contributors.

      Anyway, back to things, here. There's been a lot of water flowing under the bridge in the last sixty years. Most of the early mod(ernist) movement from the late 1950's have pretty much said all they can about the original movement.That's if they are still around and can still remember!

      Being there at the outset and experiencing the first wave, can't be repeated, however much you try. Once it went from underground to mainstream and the media got hold of it, the writing was on the wall. It's good that newer mods have turned it into something else, using the early days to build on. They will have their own history to write.

      In my mind's eye, I can still see Carnaby Street, as an unremarkable road, then a small tobacconist and a few offstreet shops, mostly fronts for the tastes of the new emerging male. The Roaring Twenties Club, usually bluebeat sounds, as I like to call it, and later the new Ravel (formerly Rouel) shoe shop. The Scene Club, would look completely different during weekdays, a small sign above the door hustled between the Berwick Street market barrows. Could easily be mistaken for a strip joint! As for the 'famous' Coffee Ann, forget it unless you knew someone in the know, who could take you there. By day, in rare times that it was closed, you could walk over the top of it from the alleyway in Excel Court. The basement shutters would be closed down, to form a flat pavement surface.

      Soho always had these dives and seedy basements, drinking clubs, gambling clubs and so on. Not surprising that Colin McInnes had so much material to work with. Then came the swinging sixties.......Everyone got onboard.
      We all tell these stories a different way, I suppose. What I know, is that whenever I meet the original mods, their stories will still check out. They know how it was and they knew who they were.It's the hype that the internet has given us that alters truth. People who weren't there, telling those that were, how it was. No, I don't like Facebook either! How do you tell it?

      This domain may be for sale!
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  • Decent read


    • I need that for Xmas Scott..when at the in laws....zone them out...as kid, he was a hero..


    • Know exactly what you mean Robert

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    1960s, Mod yellow and white stripe Bleeker Street dress - etsy

    1960s, Mod red, white, blue wool dress - etsy

    1960s, Mod red white, blue dress - etsy

    1960s, Mod blue, white dress - etsy

    3 Karen Millen tops - black, white and green

    • Fantastic haul Becs, the upside of the COVID lockdown is cash availability for clothes and sounds. 

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  • Hurry up Spring... courtesy of three differest sellers on etsy!


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