Roll With It.
From Sermonettes to Hip Hop.
A glance at the R&B charts today sees a whole host of forms of music coming under the umbrella of R&B. As well as soul, there’s garage, hip-hop, swing, and no doubt a few other genres that you and I have never heard of. So when did the R&B charts start to include other genres of music? And why is there a chart for black music anyway? College no.9’s Mr R&B, The...
All the young dudes. London 1962.
Classy Collar Stays.
How cool are these? Mother of Pearl collar stays from T.M Lewin.
Cilla Said, "It was Gear"!
The Cad and the Dandy.
Wilf writes for College no.9 about the history of the Spectator shoe, it’s sporting roots and connections to royalty and 1930’s American popular culture. The Spectator shoe is one of those strange satorial phenomens that can either look fantastic or be a complete diaster, it doesn’t seem to be any middle ground with this shoe that started its life as a cricket shoe...
New Sound Of A New Nation.
During the 1950s in the British colony of Jamaica’s radio stations broadcast pretty much the same as could be heard on English Stations, light chat and comedy, swing, light jazz and and classical music were the typical stuff served up in the pre-rock and roll era. As an alterative many people would tune into the powerful radio stations that broadcast from cities like New Orleans that sat...
British Modernism in Inner City Housing. pt III
In the third and final part of Ted Justice’s look at the modernism of inner city Britain he writes about the Modernist ideal being reached before the shallow political promises that saw a rejection of the modern movements desire for a well designed living space for the inner cities. Modernist architects were, in the main, solicalists. Their over riding desire was to bring better...
Jnr.'s Early Recordings.
On sale at The BIG Dipper. Great listening pleasure.
Oslo’s favorite adopted son Call Me Cobber shares his experience of vintage shopping and a tip on how to sharpen up the look of a jacket. Last summer saw a vintage purchase enter my wardrobe for the first time, a madras 3bt front seersucker by RL Polo. I spent a whole afternoon of vintage shopping (or trawling as I now call it) though the racks of our great cities vintage and...
Drakes Shantung →
Another plug for the master of neckwear. Drakes have a range of ties handmade from raw silk. Great, great texture. Something between silk and wool thats perfect for this time of year for a casual combo.