How many times have you found yourself wandering aimlessly an area you thought you knew everything about? How many times have you then stumbled upon something you’d never seen before?
I was wondering around Roath last week and I found myself walking down into a courtyard I had never seen before; being the intensely nosey person I am, I had a butchers around the arcade. To my delight I found a pair of amazing shops that can only be described as treasure troves of goodies.
The first was a shop named ‘Mojo King’, outside the store was an iconic scooter which told you exactly what this shop was selling. Mod clothing, from shoes all the way up to ties, Paul Reeves has you covered! The owner that waited diligently, Mr. Paul Reeves was an incredible fountain of information on everything ‘mod’. The clothing stocked by Mojo King comes from a number of well-known brands such as Fred Perry and Pretty Green, along with a number of items from smaller retailers, the stock was all of excellent quality and the prices were great!
Whilst Paul’s shop was an amazing find, Paul himself was even better; Mr. Reeves was a fountain of knowledge about everything ‘Mod’. Following his Twitter account you soon realise that Paul lives and breathes mod culture, he regularly attends scooter events with his own bike, and suggests a number of events that the public can attend in order to dive into the world of ‘mod culture’.
Here are a few links to get you started in your journey to the centre of mod;
- www.modculture.co.uk – A number of pages on different aspects of mod culture, the history, style, music and events you can attend.
- @MojoKingOnline – Paul Reeves’ Twitter account where you can find a number of event suggestions, and also snapshots into the store he runs.
- http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/mod-culture-sixties-fashion – Article from Stuart McGurk detailing the different aspects of mod culture and how the years have affected their presence.
Hopefully after reading this some of you will head on down to Wellfield Court, find Mojo King and tell me all about your experience!