Mod Essentials: Style Guide

Wednesday 27 January, 2016
The SS16 ‘LONDON MOD’ collection is a fresh twist on the traditional perception of a Mod, with a range of specific garments developed for those who follow the mod principles of dressing into the 21st century.

Get the look with our guide on the mod essential items:


THE SIGNATURE SHIRT
The original Mod was influenced by modern jazz from America, when jazz players came to the UK they wore sharp fitted checked shirts and very soon the young mods adopted these styles. The classic Gingham or Paisley Oxford shirt with button down collar is the shirt essential.




THE CASUAL POLO
Go casual with a pair of straight leg denim jeans and a fitted polo shirt. Making sure the polo is buttoned up to the top to add that sophisticated edge. Layer a polo under a sharp tailored item for a look which combines smart and casual together as a quintessential mod look.




THE OUTERWEAR
The classic outerwear essential is the Parka. Worn traditionally by mods in order to protect their pristine, tailored outfits while travelling by scooter.

The classic Mac or Trench is the go-to tailored option for outerwear. Wear the Claremont Jacket buttoned up to the top for a clean, sharp look, flipping up the collar for some extra mod flair.




THE FOOTWEAR
Desert boots were the first shoes to be created for casual wear, in the late 50s they became a classic footwear essential, loved by mods for the simple straight cut design and for the grip that the crepe sole created when riding their scooters.