A new book documenting 50 years of Welsh Mod
Welsh Mod: Our Story is a high-quality, hard-back photographic book, documenting the roots and revival of the mod subculture in Wales from the 60s through to the present day. We have spoken to Welsh musicians, fashion designers, film directors, DJs, record collectors and scooter enthusiasts about what mod means to them and how it has changed their life.
The book has landed! Pick up your copy today
The book was a crowd-funded project launched on Kickstarter. Our backers pledged over £8,500 to help bring the project to life. Thank you to everyone that pledged and to all those that showed an interest and offered encouragement. The book is now available to purchase to those who missed the Kickstarter campaign. Pick up your copy today.Purchase
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...
“Mod to me is about being open and not being closed. There are no rules. It’s not just about the 60’s and scooters, it’s also about fashion and nice design – it’s about getting the best of everything and being open to all cultures.”
“Me and my friend Mike Vincent found this shop called The Regal in London and got quite friendly with the owner. Cardiff had quite a limited choice of clothes at the time – particularly the psychedelic stuff we were interested in.”
“By the age of 12 or 13 I was a proper weirdo. I’d be going into school raving about Georgie Fame’s ‘Somebody Stole My Thunder’ – and the kids at school would be like: “What are you talking about? We are into Level 42!”
“Anything to get an edge. Rounded jacket fronts. Two three and even four button jackets. The boxy Italian jackets had short side vents maybe two or three inches long at the most.”
“I was 19 when I got my first scooter. I had no wing mirrors simply because I couldn’t afford them. It was lucky that I could afford the the crash bars and the screen.”
“My red denim jacket with dogtooth trousers was my trademark look. The trousers would usually be second hand too because they would be better fabric. I would wear them with suede shoes. I even used to carry a suede brush around with me.”
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