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The Mod Closet Menswear Sale Edit (and EXCLUSIVE discount)

Following last week’s post dedicated to women’s blazers and jackets it seems only fair and balanced to dedicate this, my next post to the Gentlemen Mods.

In this edition of The Mod Closet Style Edit you’ll find our pictorial edit of the best of the current end of season sales PLUS another EXCLUSIVE MOD CLOSET DISCOUNT available until July 14th.  I’ve also pulled together some outfit ideas to get your inspiration juices flowing.

I’ve been scouring the best of what’s currently available online this week to pull together a seasonally appropriate edit from the best of the Mod market.  The usual suspects have been included; Mod friendly brands like Gabicci, Merc, Ben Sherman, Fred Perry, Original Penguin and Dr Martens have all announced end of season sales. But, by far the biggest challenge was pulling an edit from the vast array of stock available from online retailer Atom Retro and one of London’s top destination stores Stuarts London.  I’ve even thrown in couple of curve-balls from London brand Albam & French boutique brand The Kooples.  Enjoy …

NOTE: you can hover over or click on each photo for details.  Stockist information is at the foot of this post.

SHIRTS AND POLOS Add a splash of colour and replace the pinks in your wardrobe with orange and coral shades.

KNITWEAR add a pop of colour with stripes and replace navy with brights and cobalt blues.

TROUSERS, JEANS & SHORTS I’ve purposely avoided the usual suspects (tweeds, dark checks & stripes) to bring you something more appropriate for a later summer.  Go for bright cottons, narrow jeans and ditch those utilitarian multi-pockets for preppy chino shorts

CASUAL JACKETS & COATS

BLAZERS AND FORMAL SUITS Add a pop of colour by clashing & contrasting your polo or shirt with your blazer/jacket.  Atom Retro have a range of two-piece suits, including their mix & match range for around £100.  But, check out Original Penguin … do you dare to wear floral?!

MOD CLOSET TIP: check out my post on women’s jackets and blazers for off the high street ideas on where to buy boating and old school blazers.

FOOTWEAR It’s all in the detail!  Lookout for contrasting detailing like stitching and coloured soles; and bright laces for example.  AND, DON’T FORGET SOCKS… no self-respecting Mod would throw on any old pair of socks.  AVOID at all costs those dreadful socks with the contrasting heel as they have a tendency to show at the back of the shoe and you end up looking a bit thrown together.  DO stock up your sock drawer with single colour (or bold stripe) bright socks in shades of red, orange and yellow.

SHOPPING LIST I’ve thrown together a couple of outfit ideas to help you put together the perfect shopping list… and to help you avoid the end-of-season sale trap of buying ten shirts and only wearing two (my husband will be reading this now and silently rolling his eyes at the three yellow jackets I’ve bought recently!)

For a casual day to early evening look consider long sleeves with shorts.  The paisley shirt and plum shorts from Merc look great with the soft grey short boots from Fred Perry.

Add colour and interest with bright knitwear and polos.

My general guidelines for never leaving the house 100% casual are a formal blazer or jacket and shoes with jeans OR a lightweight sweater/polo with tailored trousers.  Similar guidelines for women would be heels with a casual top OR casual shoes/flats with a shirt and tailored  jacket;  both work really well with jeans.

Look 1: formal with jeans

Look 2: casual with tailored trousers

And, if you’re brave enough for the floral jacket then the trick is to make the entire outfit about the jacket without overpowering everything else.  Original Penguin have styled it is absolutely spot on! For a summer holiday look I would pair it with smart shorts and deck shoes.

OUT AND ABOUT IN JULY?

adaptor clothing july event

SATURDAY JULY 5TH Adaptor Clothing are hosting The Len Price 3  supported bThe Ska Faces.  It promises to be an energy filled night of some of the best music from “back in the day” and a fantastic blast of Mod influenced “Power Pop” from the current scene! All in aid of Marie Curie.  Details available on their website adaptorclothing.com

John Smedley Lea Mill Shop

JULY 11TH/12TH John Smedley two-day Mill Shop sale event takes place on Friday 11th & Saturday 12th July. The store will be open between 10am and 4pm; prices start from £30 for this iconic brand.

AND FINALLY… I am absolutely delighted to be  able to offer Mod Closet readers another EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT. Mr Free Shirts is offering our readers 15% discount on their website mrfreeshirts.com. Enter MCG at checkout until 23:59 July 14th 2014.

STOCKISTS

www.albamclothing.com  *  www.atomretro.com   *  www.bensherman.com  *   www.drmartens.com  *  www.fredperry.com  *  www.gabicci.com  *  www.johnsmedley.com  *  www.thekooples.co.uk  *  www.merc.com  *  www.originalpenguin.co.uk  *  www.stuartslondon.com

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Thank you for reading x

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with or being paid by any of the companies I feature.  The information is accurate and up to date, at the time of writing to the best of my knowledge and any comments & recommendations are based solely on my own opinions and experience.  This is a blog post from a shopaholic, frustrated stylist/dressmaker/tailor and Mod

1 Comment

  1. George Rodger says

    Some cracking clothes in there Beccy, love the double breasted Evans Luke 1977 from Atom retro

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