Mod from Modernism

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  The term ‘mod’ derives from modernist, which was a term used in the 1950s to describe modern jazz musicians and fans. This usage contrasted with the term ‘trad’, which described traditional jazz players and fans. The 1959 novel Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes describes as a ‘modernist’ a young modern jazz fan who dresses…

Savile Row: 1

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Savile Row tailor Richard Anderson: bespoke must mean bespoke Richard Anderson, one of Savile Row’s best regarded tailors, explains the difference between a real bespoke suit and a made to measure one. “The ASA has got the ruling wrong. They are saying the term ‘bespoke’ can be applied to what we would term a made…

Savile Row tailors!

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Savile Row tailors lose fight to preserve the term ‘bespoke’ A group of Savile Row tailors have lost their fight to stop the term “bespoke” from being used by menswear retailers to sell suits which have not been made entirely by hand. The Advertising Standards Authority has dismissed a complaint that labelling clothes which have…

Adam of London News Blog Online Now!

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  *PLEASE NOTE* OUR RETAIL SHOP IN PORTOBELLO GREEN ARCADE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL! Welcome to Adam of London… Adam of London ON-LINE is currently being re-fitted, we will be ready for orders very shortly. Please bookmark our site and come by again to see a selection of the highest quality classic menswear…

Welcome to The Adam of London News Blog

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Hello and welcome to the Adam of London news blog! We are excited about our big new on-line venture keeping us firmly rooted in the 21st century world of WWW. Not something that we have rushed into, but something that makes it possile to keep in touch with our clients and customers and to reach…
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