New Shoes For Modshoes Autumn 2016 – Brogues Boots & Shoes

Here you can see the Alfie, Charlie & Harry

All brand new to Modshoes. From a tiny family run factory in southern Spain these shoes are made to high quality.

The Alfie is the white shoes, which we think are very Marriott Small Faces 65 period. In the video you can see them teamed up with Chequered trousers, which give a great look

The Charlie are the boots, in a very soft leather, colours, caramel and chocolate.

The Harry are the Brogues, in black and oxblood. Brogues go with lots of outfits, but these are more smart than casual.

All the shoes are full leather, in sizes 6 – 12.

Mod Shoes & Classic Outfit No1 – The Harrington

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There are many classic looks out there, but this one has to be up there at the top.

The red Harrington is an absolute classic. Coupled with a pair of jeans or trousers and some smart shoes, it can be argued that you are ready for 95% of the time. This means you can go to the pub, you can go into town on a Saturday, football, Soul do, SKA do, scooter rally, GIG , the list is very long

And thats one of the major reason we do often do pictures of our shoes with this setup.

Now there are many Harrington makes out there, and you can buy ones from £20 to whatever price you like . Some say the original Baracuta G9 , as worn by many film stars etc, is the only authentic one. The one in the pics is a Ben Sherman, the cloth is pretty good for the price.

But it is what you put it with that counts, and we think the shoes below hit the spot! So yes a Tassel loafer, Brogue or Desert boot is going to look pretty good. Personally I prefer a dark jean with more formal shoes. But a desert boot goes pretty much with any shade of jean.

And its not just jeans, as you can see in the pics, normal trousers can also fit really well.

We hope you like the pics

Harrington > Ben Sherman
Jeans > Levis 301
Trousers > Adaptor Clothing
Shirt > Photographers Own

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Two Tone Trousers and Formal Shoes

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At Modshoes we like to take pictures of our shoes with Trouser combinations, that we think you would also wear our shoes with.

So we got a few of our popular shoes and took them with a “Blue/Green Tonic” and “Burgundy / Black Trousers”

We like the results and thought you would like to see them.

In some pics we have put a scarve, this we did because we thought of the 3rd colour you may combine the outfit with. For instance maybe a Fred Perry Polo or Classic Ben Sherman style button down.

In most cases Black or Oxblood shoes go with the trousers. I am not sure brown shoes would go with the colours we used. Depends on shade of the leather i suppose.

Anyway enjoy the pictures

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Ready For The Weekend Photoshot

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As you know we like taking pics at Modshoes. These ones were inspired by a friend on Facebook.

She had her Lambretta packed up “ready for the weekend”, think it was the IOW last year. I thought it was a good image and made me think about that feeling you get when you are off for the weekend.

I like to get my latest clothes and obviously shoes together and be thinking about the weekend ahead. In the pics you can just see my LI150, which i wish i went out more often.

When i was a teenager the little case you can see possibly would have been big enough for the whole weekend ! Nowadays, well its a bit more !

Hope you like the pics, and if you have any ideas like these above drop us a line.

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Prince of Wales Trousers and Formal Shoes

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Here are a few of our shoes with Prince of Wales check trousers.

We did some of the pics recently and some a while ago, but thought it would be good to show them again. We like the spot colour of red or mustard socks, and have seen this look good on a number of people.

One guy had Prince of Wales suit, with Red shirt and Red Socks, and oxblood shoes. I liked the look and thought the colour deflected from the gray of the suit. Meaning you could simply wear a white shirt, but the red made the outfit more striking.

That said and you need to tone down the outfit for a more sedate event, then black shoes with white shirt, and Prince of Wales suit is going to be good.

Enjoy the pics.

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Why Leather Soled (Souled) Shoes are the ones

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So, the moment has arrived, you are at the Do, your fave tune on vinyl is just starting to crackle up the stylus, and out of the speakers. You are on the edge of the dancefloor, there is a little bit of talc on the floor in front of you, and before the first snare roll one of your feet has made the commitment to go for it ! You look down and there are your dancing shoes, and for the next few hours, the mortgage, the car repairs, your boss etc etc are all forgotten , and where does it start ? With your feet in some great shoes.

The above is how I think about good shoes, and good times at events like Northern Soul or RnB weekenders.

Most of the shoes we sell at Modshoes are leather soled, to me it is one of the things that I look for when selecting the shoes that we stock. It has always been something that I have thought about, right from teenage years, but why? And why is it so important to me at least?

220px-Specials_uk_frontThe first time I recall seeing good shoes (sorry family!) would have been around 1980. I had just discovered Dexys Midnight Runners, and was about to find The Specials, and then very quickly after that, Madness. I was 11 years old, and about to go to big school !

So that summer, after much nagging, Nan bought me the first Specials LP. On that cover all of the band are wearing shoes that I hadn’t seen (or perhaps noticed) in my life before. At primary school there weren’t any cool kids, and I didn’t have any older brothers to look to for inspiration.

So, that cover has at least 2 pairs of Tassel Loafers, and 3 pairs of Brogues and the drummer in DMs. Madness “One Step Beyond” cover also has Mike Barson in Tassel loafers and Suggs in Wingtips. All look like proper leather soled shoes. I am assuming now as well, that they were proper English made shoes.

young souls by dean chalkleySo I think that this is where it started for me. My next stop was Northern Soul dos in Cottenham, aged 13, lying and saying that I was 15 to get in ! The dos were small scale compared to most, but I do remember good shoes, on the feet of good dancers. And I do remember TALC !

I recall having to ask why the talc? But once you step on some and go for a dance you understand.

But what has this got to do with Leather Soles? Well I suppose its that I wanted to be like the bigger boys, and be a good dancer as well (in fact I still do!) and on their feet were GOOD SHOES!

So, simply put, when I think of good shoes, I think leather soled Loafers or Brogues. But that’s not all is it?

The Cost

When a shoe is designed, the factors that need to be considered include who is going to be wearing the shoes, their cost, the design, how much they are going to sell for,? etc etc. So if you are going to make a shoe to sell on the High Street, it probably has to retail for less than £60 and more like £45. So obviously something has to give, and in most cases a leather sole is too expensive and unfortunately, surplus to requirements.

In terms of many high street shoes, the shoes are worn daily in an office environment and you are lucky to get 2/3 months out of some of them. It can be argued a decent leather soled shoe, it last a lot longer, looks a lot smarter, and so works out better value for money.

So a good shoe starts at about £80, although there will be exceptions. But to most working people, £80 is a lot of money. Now if its not going to be a daily shoe, but a “Going Out” shoe the requirements change again, you want something that’s smart and going to look good with a number of outfits.

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The Way The Shoes Make Me & You Feel

The leather sole to me looks loads better, it has that Traditional quality look and feel. When you look across at someone in a good pair of shoes the leather sole looks thicker and more “hardy” than a cheap shoe. The stitching on the bottom means this guy knows his stuff, he knows a decent shoe. I mean you dont look across at someone in cheap shoes, and think, “cor i bet he got them for just £10, what a clever guy”.

Of course we shouldnt judge a person on their clothes, its what’s in their head. I have met many clever people that have no fashion sense at all, but are all good people. But thats not what i am on about here, the Leather Soled shoe, is worn for these reasons

  1. I need a decent shoe for work, these are good and make me look “Professional”
  2. When i go out i want to wear good things
  3. A leather soled quality shoe will look good and last ages
  4. I want to dance
  5. I have the money so why not have something good

There are more reasons but these are what i consider core.

Now, as I consider many of the shoes that we sell as “Going Out” Shoes, when I go out I want to feel “top of the world”. I don’t think less of people that don’t have smart shoes, but I know that smart shoes make ME feel better.

This detail is important to me and, I imagine, quite a few other people.

Its also nice when a someone says “Smart Shoes”. Makes you feel good doesnt it !

A quality pair of shoes, “Going Out” shoes are part of the ritual of not being home or at work. As sports people say “In the Zone”. Combined with a good outfit, the shoes finish the look off. I sometimes think what shoes do i want to wear and build up my outfit from there.

Take a look at these Jeffery West shoes that we sell. The soles on these are just out of this world, you almost don’t want to wear them ! These are proper going out shoes, and to a certain extent serve no practical purpose other than to look great, feel great and dance well. If you buy shoes just to keep your feet dry, don’t buy these, these are too fancy for you.

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So you look good, so you feel better, now what about dancing ?

To Dance in them
I have many leather soled shoes, and they do vary slightly in terms of danceability. What they have in common, however, is that I find dancing that little bit easier than in “Man Made” Now we sell a few “Man Made” soled shoes , The Rawlings being one. The Rawlings do have quite a hard sole, which makes dancing actually ok.

northern soul dancerDancing in a leather sole is always going to be that little bit easier at most events. Most promoters will take care that the place has a suitable dancefloor. The leather sole combined with some talc even on an average floor, is doing is to make dancing a pleasure, not a task.

I know lots more people that will only dance in leather soled shoes, whether you are dancing for 10 minutes or 10 hours. Personally, I would think that if i am planning to dance a lot at a do, then Leather Soled shoe is the only option for me.

With a little bit of talc you feel like the floor is not gripping at all. So if you like to slide across a floor like I do, this is really important. My style is classic Northern , side to side , I don’t tend to bop, by that I mean I don’t go up and down. I am trying to glide in a smooth movement .

I know leather is not the only option!

“But i have a mate and he always wears trainers to Northern Soul dos”

I am not saying that you can’t dance in trainers, but it does put extra strain on your legs. I asked one of my mates who does wear trainers to Northern soul dos, why ?

“Andy once I start dancing and warmed up I rarely stop for about 3 – 4 hours. When I got back into Northern, I went with trainers on. I have to make sure there is talc to be had, as you are right it can get sticky, but once enough is on the trainers I am normally ok”

So how come not loafers or other shoes?

“Loafers, I always figured ,were for smart occasions, not a Northern night. I see a lot of them about, and yes they are better to dance in, but I like my trainers nice and tight, a loafer to me feels to loose”

But what about brogues then ?

“Of course they do up nice and tight, but I have got used to the lightness of trainers”

So of course you can dance in trainers, and as he points out, he wants more formal shoes for other occasions, it’s not part of his evening.

The leather sole is about as good as it gets, unless you get proper Suede soled dancing shoes. Suede soled shoes have to be worn on only really smooth wooden floors. And there is quite an art in getting used to how slippery this feels at first. Ten minutes in these shoes outside and they are ruined ! And i would also add, it is rare to go to an event a find a perfect floor everywhere, i.e the bar, the toilets , car park etc.

I was talking to someone who does take proper “Dancing Shoes” to Northern Soul events, she takes up to 6 pairs in her bag. And yes you guessed it she only wears them on the dancelfoor. She remarked they would get ruined in seconds on normal floors, and that includes Bar and Rest areas.

On the subject of condition of dancefloors, she said she has her favourites and has been known not to got to an event because the dancefloor, wasn’t good, or the event didn’t “Police drinks on the dancefloor” very well.

The leather sole means you can get from the car park (or taxi) and into the event ! or and back in the car or taxi to get home.

The Style
mod shoes brogue boots LOAKE-BURFORD-1007031Now styling is also very important to me. I have a pair of Loake Burford boots, like in the picture. These are great boots and now they are broken in, a great everyday boot for me. On a practical level I perhaps should have gone for the rubber soled ones.

When I look down on the boots, or any of my shoes, they feel and look proper. The leather sole looks solid, especially on some of the Loakes that I have. On other makes, the look varies, for instance the DJ and Ikon soles, have a glaze on them when you purchase, which just looks miles better than plain.

Some say that the thicker sole, like the ones on the left are a NOT a Mod shoe ! And that MODS would only where a sole like the ones on the right. Again I think this is one of those silly arguments. Depends what you like. I couldn’t imagine a good looking boot with a very thin sole ?

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Boots I tend to think have to be at least 4 -5 mm, 1/4 inch of sole.

Not all leather soles are thick, again the Jeffery West are made from a thinner leather sole, but the finishing around the edging in a complimentary colour, make the shoes look good.

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Goodyear Welted or Blake stitch?
You will often see Goodyear Welted or Blake stitch, written on leather sole shoes. I don’t want to get to technical here, but both techniques make it possible for the shoe to be resoled once it does wear out, something that’s hard work with Man Made.

The basic difference is the stitching technique that holds together the shoe. There are layers of leather under your foot, so the inner, the actual sole itself, if you get me. Its the quality of this leather which determines how long they will last.

Lighter or Darker sole ?
Well again this is up to the person buying the shoes. A classic English made Tan Brogue will come with a lighter colour sole and a cream or even white stitching. A very popular shoe, but when I think of the MOD / SKA / SOUL people are always think darker sole seems more appropriate.

RUDE-BOY-OLIVE-003For instance, I like it when a shoes colours blend well together. So for example, below,the classic Rudeboy or Loake Brighton has a dark sole and welt. You can also get them with white soles ! Which is very fancy, but not for me.

 

 

So can you tell the quality of the shoe from the Sole alone ?

I think in some cases you can. The finish on these Beckleys that we sell is amazing. I personally think that if the manufacturer can take the time to make the sole good, they have probably done the rest of the shoe to the same standard.mod shoes brogue tassel loafers oxblood burgundy beckley 07

So what i am concluding here?

Well, personally I have up until now, and possibly for a while yet, always wanted a shoe to look cool and wear well. Classic styles should be in every wardrobe, whether you wear them once or many times a year.

A good shoe will out last a cheap mass produced high street, and the feeling you get wearing them will always out last the money you saved initially.

And in my case I want to have a smart pair of shoes that will glide me across the dancefloor, but also look killer with my suit or outfit,.Not much to ask is it !

Northern Soul Shoes – Mens & Ladies

Northern Soul Shoes – Mens & Ladies

Modshoes goes to lots of Northern Soul do’s. Like a lot of people it got me at an early age, I think 12 or 13. I was a bit late coming to the scene early 80s, but i dont think it matters really as it is the music that gets you.

So when I started this website I wanted shoes that could be danced in and look good. There are many classics which we have sold since day one, Like Loake Royal Brogues. The Tassel loafer has seen a recent come back, I remember in the 80s them being a lot more slimmer than today.

What I have also noticed is the fashion going more towards the Mod / Early 70s look.

Anyways the mens Northern Soul shoes we sell are Classics and will last ages, if looked after. The Ladies shoes we sourced because there wasnt many leather soled loafers. Some will argue you can dance in anything, but a leather based sole make life so much easier.

So see you on the dancefloor soon, I am the one dancing like James Brown (well in my head I am)

Andy

Ladies Leather Soled Shoes Suitable for Northern Soul

Ladies Shoes with Man Made soles but worn by many customers at Northern Soul events

Mens, all leather soled

Modshoes Shoes with Gabicci Polo Shirts

Modshoes Shoes with Gabicci Polo Shirts

Another set of pictures we did with the Polo Shirts from Gabicci

Here are some of the Polo Shirts they do. They do loads, but we liked these as a few of them really make me think of Northern Soul , the two tone purple polo so reminds me of Alldayers from the 80s

So Gabicci is UK label which supplies lots of mainly mens styles, jackets etc. So here is a few from a recent shot

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07 modshoes dark suede bnoots with polo top from gabicci clothing

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14 mod shoes lovely colour top from gabicci here with black bowling shoes

14 modshoes a cool looking northern soul type outfit black bowling shoes and gabicci top

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25 Brown tassel loafers with gabicci two ton polo

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26 tan brogues boots here with gabicci polo top

28 mod shoes great oputfit for a northern soul do tassel loafer and gabicci polo top

28 mod shoes great top from gabicci with desert boots

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Mod Boots – Is there such a thing ?

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Stupid question really, but when I think of classic mod outfits, apart from perhaps Chelsea Boots or Desert Boots I normally think of a shoe. We sell mainly shoes on the site and have a smattering of boots, but I have always been a fan of the boot.

So lets start with an obvious really, the desert boot. Worn by everyone including my mum, these comfortable and ultimately affordable boots have been worn by countless generations since their introduction in the 50s. I have had, and still own numerous pairs and they are great for looking Casual as well as being really comfy.

There is a picture in Richard Barnes mod book, which I used to think was the perfect look, and in some respects I still do. White Jeans, Suede jacket, nice knitwear top and the important desert boots at the bottom. The look is suitably mod, with subtle differences from normal high street

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The standard stone / brown colour fits so many outfits,it looks the part on the scooter etc etc etc. The one place that they fall down for me, is the sole. Why you ask ? Well you can’t dance in them, not without twisting your knee ! And that hurts after a while !

Chelsea Boots
Again a classic style boot that became high street fashion early in the 60s. There is a certain amount of argument about whether the Beatles got there first, or the London mods, I am not going to get drawn into that one. In terms of what people regard as the first real fashion Chelsea Boot is the Anaelio and David. In the picture here you can see mods queuing to buy them.

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I like the boot and think it goes well with a suit or trousers. A good many bands in the 60s wore them with jeans, and certainly Primal Scream & The Velvet Underground favoured the look.

The Lexington from David Preston Shoes
The Lexington from David Preston Shoes

There are a good many colours, style & variations to suit anyone desired look. Personally I love the David Prestons range, gorgeous.

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So, I have answered my own question already I know. Of course there are mod boots, but I don’t think it stops there really.

 

Recently I have been wearing the Loake Burford boots to see how long they take to break in. 16 days is the answer, but that’s not the point. The boots look amazing and the build quality is superb. No they are not cheap, but if you do break them, Loake for a small charge will fix them, so it could be argued a boot for life ! And you don’t get that much anymore.

In terms of look, I am not sure they are classic mod, but they are stylish.

Patrick of Parka Ave site, has some Loake Burfords here with a suit, looks good to me.

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DJ, who we also stock, have recently reintroduced the Landslide boot. The Style of the boot is very similar to the Loake, but comes in at ½ the price. The boot has a more chiseled toe and also is in slimming fit. To me it evokes the boots you see in Peaky Blinders, that kind of smart working boot. In the series the guys wear some really nice suits as you can see in the pic.

I wouldn’t say this is classic mod, but more like a smart looking cousin of mod, perhaps a younger brother ! My point is though, in the series the guys need to have a lot of “front” and look better than their gambling customers. And that is to me the very essence of mod.

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So the boots fit in with the mod genre for me.

We must mention some other cousins of mod !
Monkey boots and DM’s. Both of these style I have seen working well in outfits. Townsend wears a pair of monkey boots in this picture.

The High Numbers starting to look cool. Notice the Two Tone shoes Weller loved, and Townsend in Monkey Boots
The High Numbers starting to look cool. Notice the Two Tone shoes Weller loved, and Townsend in Monkey Boots

Sometimes it is how you make your outfit up that means you can wear almost anything, it’s the way its put together, colours etc.

Another consideration is that most of us are not MOD 24 hours a day. So desert boots are great if you are web designer, likewise some of us work in offices and if you want something to stand out a little, then a hard wearing, going to last ages boot is just the thing.

And of course there are many cool boots out there, I just wanted draw your attention to these.

Cheers Andy

Here are some pics we did recently to illustrate the point

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Modshoes Meets Gibson Clothes

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Recently Mod Shoes have wanted to bring a few more interesting shots of the shoes to you guys. There are lots of shots of the shoes on their own, which are cool, but we always thought it is hard to imagine size, colour, and what it might look like with another piece of clothing etc.

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Page 22 and 23 of the Mods book by Richard Barnes. It doesn’t say what makes etc, just contemporary clothes

In the MODS book by Richard Barnes, there is a double spread that shows some white jeans with desert boots, and what I assume to be a dark brown suede jacket. I have always liked the whole outfit and thought it smart. I am guessing it was done as part of window display

Anyway, we had done a few shots, but then I got talking to Simon at Gibson Clothing, and said do you fancy bringing down some of your new range to combine with the shoes? You can now see what we came up with.

I also wanted to show the shoes in a slightly different light, meaning that I am guilty of wearing my Oxblood Tassel Loafers with jeans and Harrington, and why not? Loafers and Harringtons were made for each other, but surely that is not the only way to wear Tassel Loafers, or Royals for that matter.

The idea being, that hopefully it inspires you guys to give the English company Gibson Clothing a go, and also to inspire perhaps, some different outfits for yourself.
I am really chuffed with the pics, and want to thank Simon for bringing the clothes along. Anyway, enough chat, let’s have some pics!

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Loving this first shot, the silver grey ‘Vinnie Style’ coat, waistcoat and matching trousers, look ace with the Oxblood Tassel Loafers. In the picture you can see the jackets and trousers have a thin red check, combined with one of our vintage scarves , to our mind ‘Instant Outfit’

Vinnie Coat £199 Waistcoat £65 Trousers £75
Available Aug Sept from www.gibsonlondon.com

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This Blue Coat is Called Epsom, with Grey Trousers, The Shoes are Loake Georgetowns in Oxblood, the socks mustard Vinyls.

Epsom Coat £199 Trousers £65

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Here we have combined a Green Checked overcoat with blue trousers and Oxblood Loake Royals. A good shirt undernearth and you are going to feel ‘Top Dollar’ going out in this.

Green Vinnie Coat £199 Trousers £65

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A more country inspired outfit here. This has the distinct feel of vintage, but tough wearing. Notice the cuffs of the jacket match the waistcoat.

Morgate Jacket £199 Waistcoat £65

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This lovely overcoat again goes really well with the Loake Royals in oxblood, the trousers also have a faint red detailing around the pocket.

Vinnie Coat £199 Trousers £65

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A very casual, going for Sunday lunch (or the pub) look. We combined this with Modshoes gold scarf, to set off the Dark Green jacket. The jacket is made of a heavy material, so is suited to Sunday scooter ride wearing perhaps

Harrington £199 Trousers £65

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Stride out in this outfit, match this with a well fitted shirt and you are going to look very sharp at Northern Soul or Ska do, or somewhere you need to look cool.

Vinnie Coat £199 Trousers £65

mod shoes suede tassel loafers with gibson clothes 02

Here we matched the blue jacket with Loake Eton Suede Tassel Loafers. The Mustard socks and golden scarf, compliment the blue well and add a dash of colour.

Harrington £199 Trousers £65

mod shoes weavers oxblood with gibson clothes 01

Above and below you can see the Oxblood Weavers with the Vinnie jacket. The oxblood colour of the shoes lends itself really well to the outfit. As you can see in the close up the red of the shoes matches very well with the Coat, waistcoat and Trousers.

Vinnie Coat £199 Waistcoat £65 Trousers £75

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Hopefully you have liked the pics we have done and feel inspired. We are really chuffed and will be doing more in the future.

Would like to say thank you to Gibson Clothing again, and look out for the clothes on thier website around August 2014 time  www.gibsonlondon.com

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