Monday, September 8, 2008

New Modern Classic...The Soul Stylists

This book explores the relationship that exists between American black music & British working class style, tracing a mod tradition that began in Soho, London just after the second world war & continues to this day.

"From Mod to Casual, from Skinhead to Northern Souler, The Soul Stylists are an eclectic family joined together by a tradition of secrecy, exclusivity & absolute difference to the outside world. They pass unnoticed because soul stylists always shun the spotlight.

To them attention to detail is far more important than attention seeking"

For me this was a pretty inspiring read, the whole book is made up of quotes from people who were actually around during these times, wearing the clothes & listening to the music from the early 50's  onward.

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