No country in the world can hold a candle to Britain when it comes to gangs of identikit youths swarming from the suburbs and onto the front pages of the world's newspapers and magazines. Teddy Boys, Mods, Skins, Punks, Casuals, Rockers, Soul Boys, tribes of schmutter obsessed kids who have shook up the world and are enshrined as visual bookmarks of Post-War Britain.
A rollicking, beautifully packaged, romp through the last half century, Ben Sherman's 50 Years of British Style Culture is a treat for anyone who has either been in one of these gangs, or likes looking at brilliant photography and wishing they were there. Josh Sims has done a blinding job of tying these chapters of British History together with in-depth investigations into each movement that mix social commentary with soundbites from the people who were there.
Published to celebrate 50 years of Ben Sherman, 50 Years of British Style Culture is available to buy from February 7 priced at £30. A limited edition, numbered 1-500 and signed, is also available through Ben Sherman stores online for £50.
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What vehicle was the Mods choice of transport?
C) Suzuki Dirt Bikes?