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Moda Mod Event and Double Diamond Scooter Rally

This Rebel Mod is feeling exhausted after a jam-packed weekend. George and I headed over to the Double Diamond Scooter Club rally on Friday night.  It was a bit quiet (early doors) but we did manage to catch the first band on; The Haze, a young band from Princes Risborough before heading back before the weather hit. The challenge of being the first band on the first night of a two night festival is the limited audience, many of whom were still enjoying camp life away from the performance area. However, even with a man down their performance was spot on; the maturity of the performance belying their young age. I can’t help thinking they won’t be the opening act for long! We had planned to scoot over for the day on Saturday but the weather had us beating a retreat and we opted for a quiet one in town (Oxford) instead; the benefit being I could enjoy a couple of (large) glasses of wine.  The photos and posts on social media would indicate that …

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: …

The Mod Closet Style Edit: Women’s Blazers & Jackets

THIS WEEK IN THE MOD CLOSET we’ve been coming out of the closet and discussing what makes us Mod.  To join in the discussion or, to just read others comments please go to the current pinned post in the Mod Closet Facebook Group (tip: if you’re using the Facebook app on a mobile device you may need to click on the View Pinned Post bar underneath the cover photo).  There’s also a link on The Mod Closet Facebook Page. As always I have been scanning the market for interesting Mod styles, great sellers and deals and I’m really excited to bring you The Mod Closet’s FIRST exclusive reader discount (more on that later!). WOMEN’S  BOATING BLAZERS seem to be a big talking point at the moment: Where to buy them?  How to wear them?  Does the three button rule still apply?  The problem with the three button rule for women’s blazers is placement.  A good Mod will tell you that it’s not just the number of buttons but the button placement that’s important (along with lapel width …

The Mod Closet Mash Up: WHERE TO SHOP RIGHT NOW!

Here’s your Mod Closet Mash Up and where to shop this week.  And, remember if you’re out and about hop on over to The Mod Closet Facebook Group (search groups for ‘The Mod Closet Group’ or follow the link in the Mod Closet Facebook page) to peacock your photos and give a shout out to the venue/event. Mod girls if you’re looking for vintage/retro mod shoes, accessories and shift dresses then head over to Facebook sellers Bouffant Betty and The Psychedelic Lounge. Boys should also  check out the Psychedelic Lounge for some really smart Gabicci, Ben Sherman & Fred Perry polo shirts. Tattybojangles has a range of dresses, size 8-14 for £23.50 each, including some great Mod style collared dresses.  Lynda Turner Brown at Tattybojangles  also offers a search service and viewings by appointment.  See the Tattybojangles Facebook  page for more details. I feel I should give Tattybojangles a special mention after my husband tried to strip Mr Tattybojangles of his green polo shirt at the Paul Weller concert in Sherwood Pines on Saturday 14th.  It …