Get The Look: Mod David Bowie

3.12.2013

By Julien Sauvalle

The singer's dashing 1960s Mod look — all for under $350

A budding rock'n'roll singer in the mid '60s, the young and penniless David Bowie (a.k.a. Davie Jones) roamed the streets of Swinging London and embraced the Mod aesthetic of the era.

Always sharply dressed to convey a slightly old-fashioned vibe at a time when leather and denim ruled,
the Mods mixed influences from American jazz, French existentialism, and the Beat generation artists.
They rocked razor-cut bobs and took pride in their polished appearance, dressed in impeccable suits
and button-down shirts, with carefully-selected accessories. It is then that Bowie met dancer Lindsay Kemp
who introduced him to the art of mime and more avant-garde performance styles...

Button-Down Oxford Shirt by Brooks Brothers, $79.50. Gingham Silk Tie by Banana Republic, $59.50. Teal Ultra-Skinny Suit Trousers by Topman, $120. Waxed Canvas Ludlow Shoes by Vans, $80.
 

 

 

 

 

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