That's funny..... a lot of the mods in britain wore parkas... none of them looked like the thing there, and pins of the small faces, the jam, the who, OCS were everywhere. To me all of them are posers. Mods are from the 60s. Poor kids who wanted to look relevant in society, or that's at least how Pete Townshend explained it. I've been associated with many differnet sub cultures in my life time because I'm big into music, and mods are without a doubt the most pseudo elitist jokers I've ever seen. The posers don't care, the ones who actually believe they are mods are in my opinion just as bad as wiggers in an all white suburb. Especially the non british ones who use words like "wanker" and give you the back wards peace sign instead of the middle finger.
that parka isnt the "classic fishtail" parka that most mods wear/wore i'll agree with you on your take of mods. me personally, grew out of mod/skinhead altho my style is def influenced by mod style....and i still love Small Faces, Jam, Tamla/Motown, soul, etc etc. but the elitist attitude gets tired. funny how many of the hardcore mod elitists eventually grew out of the scene into hippy-dom or trance/house crap. what's funny is how i hear that "mod is back in fashion"...of course this uninformed interpretation is more like Austin Powers and Nancy Sinatra in go-go boots than, say, Steve Marriott and Fay Hallam.