One of the best things about fashion is that it is beyond the actual clothing itself; it speaks of a movement and is representative of the people that are a part of the movement.
Mod style was donned by a young subculture in the 50s & 60s in London. Originators of the fashions were purveyors of modern jazz and were thus referred to as ‘modernists’ which led to the illustrious name, Mod.
Recreating this iconic look today can be done if you know what to look for. Here are 3 tips to consider when shopping for mod clothing:
Suits: a signature suit is an essential for a gentleman’s take on mod fashion. When you choose a suit, make sure it’s tailor made for the most flattering fit and complimented with a fitted shirt. Hint: think The Beatles debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Bright Ideas: choose bold, bright colors that are consistent with the color blocking and geometric patterns acquainted with mod fashions. Orange, red and mustard yellow are some of the more common colors associated with the movement that can be found from vintage clothing dealers.
Think Mini! Mini skirts and dresses from this movement were considered a leap outside of the box in comparison to the fashion trends of the day. Dresses were fitted with a flare or narrow waist with a boxy shape and bold patterns.
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