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What is a "Mod"?

  The Mods were a social group in southern England during a period from the late 50's to the later 60's. There were also "Mod" resurgences in England and California in the Late 70's and Early 1980s. Mods were known for their styles and exotic (for working class England) tastes. Mod's loved Italian Clothes. hairstyles from French film stars and American Jazz, R&B and Soul music. MOD was a rebellion against the class system and traditions that were prevalent in the UK at that time.

Most Importantly they loved scooters!

Scooters made sense as parking was a nightmare in and around London and other British cities that were developed long before the advent of the automobile. The people of southern England have the ability to ride all year long due to relatively mild winters, although it can be a bit rainy. In addition to parking, scooters offer more protection from rain and mud than bicycles or traditional stepover motorcycles due to their legshield and floorboard. Scooters also had their engines and other working parts covered with body panels which prevented grease or oil from getting on the nice Italian suits. The Mod Scooters were noted to have as many accessories and modifications as possible. The wilder scooter meant the more "Mod" it was. When the UK Government mandated that every Motorbike needed one rear view mirror, Mods added 4 or 6! When they wanted a brighter headlamp, they added 2 or 3 more headlights and so on. Mods would also often put their initials or the model of their scooter in letters on the front legshield. Badges and chrome were a must, and often Mods would have whole sections of scooters chromed (such as the fender, headsets, horncasts or engine cowls). Mods were certainly the Pinnacle of Scooter Culture.

Scooter riding Mods were also noted for wearing Military Surplus Jackets. They preferred long "Flight Jackets" to further protect themselves from the elements and rainy English weather. Most Jackets came from the British Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force. The "Roundel" Target symbol used by the British "RAF" became synonymous with Mod Culture and style. (the logo in the title at the top of this page)

MOD Military Style Coats











Customize your MOD coat
with iron-on patches and pins!
Customize your ride with Decals!
We have styles for all personalities.
Express yourself with stickers
for your helmet or scooter.