Mod suit?

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Mr. Rover, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. Mr. Rover

    Mr. Rover One Too Many

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    I was looking on eBay, and saw several suits titled "mod suit". Can anyone explain what it is? It looks just like any other suit to me, except it has slimmer lapels...
     
  2. BellyTank

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    it seems that the use of "Mod Suit" has been thrown around a little on eBay.
    When I think Mod Suit, I'm thinking 1960s, narrow single breasted 2 button suit, narrow lapels, skinny, tapered legs and in fine mohair or that blend referred to as "sharkskin", with the irridescent or "tonic" effect, that fabric with a "shot silk" effect, where you can see one colour in one direction and another when you look at the fabric from the opposite side or whichever side the light is coming from. That kind of thing, or a DB suit with a really high closure, maybe 8 buttons! Think Austin Powers without the velvet and ruffles. Think narrow, drainpipe legs and winklepicker boots and cuban heels.
    Have you seen Quadraphenia, the movie based on the Who's album? This is the Mods VS Rockers, Brighton '60s thing. That's what I think of as "Mod", rather than the '70 stuff...
    BellyT.
     
  3. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    More like this?

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  4. Wild Root

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    You can see Dick Van Dike wear these suits on the Dick Van Dike show. This suit was VERY popular in the late 50's and went on through the 60's. I'm not a big fan of them my self. You know me, earlier stuff suits me best.

    Root.
     
  5. Lauren

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    I always think of Shag when I think of Mod or Beatnicks
     
  6. Lauren

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  7. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    Aint it just the 'gichiest'?
     
  8. Blackjack

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    That's "ginchiest" Matt! lol... I like Shags works too Lauren, I swing into that early 60's skinny suit Rat Pack look every once in a while. It's just like the 40's look, it's an attitude and can be a lot of fun depending on where your going with it.
     
  9. Wild Root

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    Maybe I'm not clear on what you mean by that, but to me, they were totaly different times and styles.

    Root.
     
  10. Blackjack

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    No, no, I didn't mean the "styles" were the same, I was refering to myself dressing in period type suits, that's whats the same, as far as the attitude of wanting to project that image in the way I dress weather it's a 1940's look or a 1960's look. Face it, all of us are playing the part when we don that fedora and go out into the public because it is not the "popular" way to dress today. We are making a statement to people even if that statement is as simple as "Hey, I just feel more comfortable in clothes from this decade" it's still a statement and weather you look like Bogie standing outside of that SF detective agency or Austin Powers I say "Swing on brother, variety is the spice of life!"
     
  11. Wild Root

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    Oh, Ok, I understand now. Thanks for clearing that up.

    My self, I can't really pull off the 60's look. I'm to tall, and those skinny pants make me look like Frankenstein. Here's to the the men that can make that look work! Because, it sure isn't me. LOL

    Root.
     
  12. Blackjack

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    Well one things for sure. I don't think there has ever been a decade with more comfortable clothing styles than the 1940's. Everything from suits to Army BDU's look as if they have that comfy flannel PJ look.
     
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    You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!

    This is the self-preservation society...
     

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