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As seeing as that week of passable weather we call the British Summer is nearly upon us, I splurged on some 60s style sun-bins.

The top pair are a horrible and cheap affair. The middle pair are quite sturdy French jobs. The bottom pair are some pretty tidy Italian numbers with decent lenses.

post #18227 of 19148

Hi everyone, I just read that article written by a 60s mod, describing his way of life and giving his own definition of the term "hard mod".

Really interesting, I always imagined hard mod as a transition between mods and late 60s skins, mostly about clothes & music. But he describes a kind of thug life (and fascination for) to afford all the costs inherent in mod style life.

http://www.themodgeneration.co.uk/2011/09/hard-mods.html

 

Plus I don't remember seeing the picture of John before.

 

It may already have been posted, I didn't read all the thousands pages yet


Edited by Vietskin - 6/12/14 at 6:32am
post #18228 of 19148
Link to hard mod article?
post #18229 of 19148
Millwall V QPR '67

post #18230 of 19148
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Originally Posted by cocostella View Post

Link to hard mod article?
I'm guessing it's this one, mate.

http://www.themodgeneration.co.uk/2011/09/hard-mods.html
post #18231 of 19148
Thanks Ed.
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There was no such description as a "Hard Mod" during the 60s.Just another heading made up by the Media-later on(way after the event,as per usual).smile.gif
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There was no such description as a "Hard Mod" during the 60s.Just another heading made up by the Media-later on(way after the event,as per usual).smile.gif
I agree.

I can't even remember anyone describing our predecessors as Mods... it was just us younger, fashion-aware lads morphing into skinheads.

I did have some mod-like clothing (in a sheep-like sort of way) at 12-13, but that's because I had a cousin who was the image of Cathy McGowan - she still looks extremely tidy for a pensioner, seriously - and her and her boyfriends of the time, really did have the look.

She encouraged me - or to be precise my mother - to get me some clothes other than a school blazer and grey flannels shog[1].gif - and while I was hardly cutting edge, I was like a sawn-off version of older fellas.

My cousin had come down to Manchester to stay with us, from Edinburgh in 1966, ostensibly to work - but she was a member of all of Manchester's clubs of the day, and would often be getting in (3-5am) just when my old man - a newspaper guy - was getting in, too - he was not impressed, but it was nothing to do with him.

The best part for me was getting on the same bus as her when I was going to school and her to work. All the older lads, who usually just ignored us younger grunts, suddenly started to let on and want to talk to me... strange that, eh? satisfied.gif

I have a pic of her from five years' ago - not bad for 60! nod[1].gif

IMG_0720_zpse36ee7af.jpg
Edited by Ed Vaughan - 6/12/14 at 3:59pm
post #18234 of 19148
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

There was no such description as a "Hard Mod" during the 60s.Just another heading made up by the Media-later on(way after the event,as per usual).smile.gif

Agreed. A point I think we've made several times on this thread. nod[1].gif
post #18235 of 19148
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

I'm guessing it's this one, mate.

http://www.themodgeneration.co.uk/2011/09/hard-mods.html

Interesting article. 'Hard' as a description of someone who could handle himself and/or came from a tough background is well known. However, the term 'hard mod' has been used more as a description of a 'look' - the more minimalist look of late mods, in contrast to the 'peacock' look - rather than as a description of 'hardness', toughness, etc.
post #18236 of 19148
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I have a pic of her from five years' ago - not bad for 60! nod[1].gif


A handsome lady, Ed. Such a contrast with 'back in the day' when there were a) dolly birds, and b) yer mum, yer gran, and yer auntie. You know what I mean! Nowadays even us old 'uns dress to make the most of ourselves. smile.gif
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A handsome lady, Ed. Such a contrast with 'back in the day' when there were a) dolly birds, and b) yer mum, yer gran, and yer auntie. You know what I mean! Nowadays even us old 'uns dress to make the most of ourselves. smile.gif
Too right.

I reckon I can relate to the song: 'Odest Swinger in Town', nowadays!!!

Jeez! Where did that come from?icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #18238 of 19148
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

I agree.

I can't even remember anyone describing our predecessors as Mods... it was just us younger, fashion-aware lads morphing into skinheads.

I did have some mod-like clothing (in a sheep-like sort of way) at 12-13, but that's because I had a cousin who was the image of Cathy McGowan - she still looks extremely tidy for a pensioner, seriously - and her and her boyfriends of the time, really did have the look.

She encouraged me - or to be precise my mother - to get me some clothes other than a school blazer and grey flannels shog[1].gif - and while I was hardly cutting edge, I was like a sawn-off version of older fellas.

My cousin had come down to Manchester to stay with us, from Edinburgh in 1966, ostensibly to work - but she was a member of all of Manchester's clubs of the day, and would often be getting in (3-5am) just when my old man - a newspaper guy - was getting in, too - he was not impressed, but it was nothing to do with him.

The best part for me was getting on the same bus as her when I was going to school and her to work. All the older lads, who usually just ignored us younger grunts, suddenly started to let on and want to talk to me... strange that, eh? satisfied.gif

I have a pic of her from five years' ago - not bad for 60! nod[1].gif

IMG_0720_zpse36ee7af.jpg


Lovely looking Lady....

They always seem to "age" better than us.......smile.gif
post #18239 of 19148
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Agreed. A point I think we've made several times on this thread. nod[1].gif

It keeps coming up though-this Subject.Maybe its because the newbies have not read back on our "War and Peace" yet.....smile.gif
post #18240 of 19148
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Lovely looking Lady....

They always seem to "age" better than us.......smile.gif

Not always the case though.(More often than not though) There used to be a cute Mod girl in my year at school that looked like France Gall (c1964). I saw her a couple of years back and she looked like Sandy Gall.

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