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Early 1960's Fashion Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Statesboro, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Statesboro

    Statesboro New Member

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    I've fallen in love with the mod look recently. For now I'm only requesting photos for inspiration but with time, I hope I'll be able to contribute myself.
     
  2. aph999

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    Here's a couple to get us started

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  3. sowhat

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    I hope this thread goes on forever.
     
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    Whose that little old man?
    (he's very clean, you know)

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    Alright, done my part.
     
  8. Statesboro

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    Also, I just can't explain the amount of Modness in this video:

     
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    The pinnacle of menswear, as far as I'm concerned. Can't leave out Steed.

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    This thread should have gone on a lot longer. As the OP said, the 1960s were the pinnacle of fashion, only IMO of course - clean, slim, sleek, simple and uncluttered lines.

    And before you tell me to start it up again myself I have to confess I have forgotten how to put up pics. Can someone please help?

    Good starting point would be google search of Connery's Bond, Patrick McGoohan's Secret Agent (Dangerman in the UK and Aus), The Saint, Avengers etc.

    Anything from Bullitt, The Graduate, Funeral in Berlin, Ipcress File or other Michael Caine 60s movies also would work.

    I'm trying to kick start a revival of the 60s which doesn't involve the current trend of 1" wide lapels and ties and suits several sizes too small.

    Thw 60s suits were slim but well proportioned - lapels were slimmer than the current Italian trend of course - but not as extreme as they are now, and the look was distinguished more by a smaller and slighly lower gorge.

    Flat front and cuffless pants add to it all, with plain black or brown captoes or even desert-type boots like maybe Alden suede chukkas - McGoohan wore these a lot with suits in the show.

    Anyone care to take this further? Getting a bit sick of ever widening lapels and notches sitting on top of the shoulders.
     
  12. Count de Monet

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    Technically, Bullitt wasn't early 60's (1968) but since you asked ...

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  13. spectre

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    You're right of course but still a stellar example of the style.
     
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    Here's an example of the British Mod Look from there early 60s:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-B-SNNId8vMs/Uo4ikrbiwkI/AAAAAAAACb8/C7KZf-pCgtk/s1600/modscan.jpeg


    Most of the photos above are a hodgepodge of prominent personalities
    form the 60s through the 80s who hardly conform to the Mod aesthetic
    or demographic. eg. Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Richard Burton, Sean Connery
    etc. The Mod Look describes one of the rival British Youth Subcultures of the 60s which
    affected a clean-cut look vs the Rockers who did not:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mods_and_rockers
     
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  15. SartodiNapoli

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    The recent and superb film Gangster Number 1 in inspired on the 60s, got super suits.
     
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    Thanks so much.

    I was an original mod, well the Aussie equivalent. Probably still am, albeit a rather decrepit version.

    Apart from wearing 60s styles, I also watch endless TV shows and movies from "my" era. It's interesting when I go to buy them from Amazon UK (the best source) you always find "last one" or "only three left, more coming soon."

    There seems to be a level of interest which is increasing if anything and many of the favourable review of the mostly British series are from Americans.

    A lot of people seem to be after the "good, clean fun" those shows provided without the current epidemic of movies which are either cartoons or CGI shows with no plot and endless bad language.

    BTW my tailor here (and in the US now - P.Johnson) have just come up with a jacket which is pure 60s. It has a slimmer lapel and a slightly lower and smaller gorge. Looks very cool.

    They like it so much they tell me they want to make it their standard.

    I also love Tailor CAID in Tokyo, a guy totally devoted to Ivy League and preppy 60s fashion.
     
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    I'd forgotton all about that movie. That one was an absolute cracker. Thanks Sarto.
     
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    Spectre, I'm afraid all I know of Mods v. Rockers is what I picked up from listening to Quadraphenia over and over. [​IMG]
     
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    My guy James Coburn
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    Redford. Perhaps late 60s and 70s.
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