Style October 2022
The Rake Style Guide: The Mods of Japan
The Mods shot to fame in the Swinging London of the sixties, characterised by their scooters and parka coats, and influencing music artists like The Beatles, The Jam, and The Who, and later Oasis and Miles Kane. But their aesthetic has found a home outside of Britain: briefly to the US in the mid-1960s and more unusually, but more deeply entrenched, in Tokyo some time after their peak.
Style August 2017
Celluloid Style: Quadrophenia
An irresistible nostalgia surrounds Quadrophenia, and the style that came out of the era’s mod mentality will forever symbolise the pride and prowess with which the characters dressed.
Style May 2017
Street Smarts: Mods, Rudeboys, Teddy Boys and Punks
From mods to rudeboys and teddy boys to punks, British postwar life was bedecked with subcultures using music, attitude and clothes to try to prove themselves special.