If there’s one thing we’ll always remember from the 2012 London Olympics, it’s the impressive sideburns of cycling golden boy, Bradley Wiggins.
Which just goes to show — mod fashion never fades. Yes, it may be decades since the heights of mod culture, but mod fashion is still having a say. Just take a look.
The mod empire needed a sturdy, but stylish boot to stand up to the battles and bashes of the day, and Chelsea boots fitted the bill. Built to last, flexible and with an iconic look, Chelsea boots remain as fashionable as ever.
There’s always a place for retro items in the fashion sphere and the nippy Vespa (which means wasp in Italian) is a must-have item around the busy streets of a city. Not only is it cool and practical, but you’ll get a buzz speeding through the traffic jams.
Like the rock n’ roll quiff and the punky Mohican, the classic short fringe and long sides of the mod-cut still has a cutting edge (ahem) feel to it in the music scene and remains the snip of choice for many famous front men.
Like soldiers wearing their stripes, mods wear their RAF pin badges with pride. These distinctive badges have become iconic brands in their own right and if any of the cool kids currently reliving the styles of the 1980’s have an eye for detail, then they’ll get their pin badges sorted.
Like some sort of cycling Samson, rumour has it that those furry pork chops are the key to this super Olympian’s success. Whether concrete or codswallop, you can’t deny that Bradley’s sideburns could inspire a whole new generation of mods. And that is a RAF roundel on his helmet.
And let’s not forget the music. With iconic bands like The Who, The Jam and The Kinks constantly being rediscovered by new audiences, the stylized-punk feel of the mod sound is alive and kicking and continues to inspire new bands.