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Merc Culture - John Simons, A Modernist - Review

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:42:57 Europe/London

John Simons - A Modernist is a documentary film from Mono Media films that tells the story of “British Menswear’s Unsung hero”.

Anyone with a more than a passing interest in men’s style owes John Simons a huge debt of gratitude and if you’ve never heard of him, trust me when I say he will have unknowingly to you influenced your wardrobe in some way.

Written by Jason Jules and directed by Lee Cogswell it is a 55 minute feature that charts the rise and rise of John Simons role in British style and...

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Merc Culture - John Simons, A Modernist

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:01:51 Europe/London

John Simons is described as “British Menswear’s unsung hero, a man who brought the classic Ivy League look from America to these shores he has been at the very forefront of British Menswear since the 1950s.

An Eastender, John has been operating in London all his life, and currently is based on Chiltern Street in W1. His shops have always been a treasure trove of styles and products that have attracted Mods, Suedeheads, Skinheads and just simply those who like the feel of a nice shirt, well cut tr...

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Merc Culture - Stu the Mod

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:31:05 Europe/London

Stu the Mod - On set, In Merc lifting trophies!

 

For those of you whose Saturdays start with a Cuppa and a bit of Soccer AM during the football season, Stuart Wakeford needs no introduction.
Affectionately known as “Stu the Mod” he is a familiar face in a buttoned up Polo shirt amongst the banter, guests, music and mayhem of a Saturday morning institution on Sky TV.

With the holy trinity of music, football and clothes at the top of his interests, Merc was delighted to catch up with Stu to learn a ...

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Introducing the SS18 Collection: This Is The Modern World

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:42:56 Europe/London

Although most of the UK is still in the midst of Winter, at Merc we’re already dreaming of sunny afternoons and sand between our toes. This may well be due to us looking to the styles that will accompany us through the warmer seasons. Merc’s new Spring/Summer Collection has arrived, and it is filled with classic as well contemporary styles, which are sure to seamlessly integrate into your winter wardrobe and carry you all the way through to summer.

 

The Collection

Only pieces made with joy will be...

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Merc Culture - The Magic Mod

Thursday, 2 November 2017 12:13:32 Europe/London


Ben Taylor, AKA The Magic Mod is a man on a mission and has had a 2017 he can’t quite believe. From launching his DVD and appearing on Soccer AM, he has just come off tour with none other than The Libertines which has introduced him to a whole new fan base across the country.

Charismatic and passionate about what he does, Ben combines magic, banter, music and a love of the Mod Subculture In his act and is winning friends and fans at a rapid rate. His idol Paul Weller has even got Ben into the stu...

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Merc Culture - Darron Connett Interview & Review

Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:26:29 Europe/London

Darron J Connett has been involved in music since leaving school at 16 and signing a record deal. As a solo artist and frontman of bands such as Connett, The Last of The Troubadours and Black Noire he has always strived to do things his way, never stuck to a game plan and always kept his output fresh and interesting, very much a “Changing man”!

A charismatic Londoner, Darron has recently released his debut solo Album “Loyalty Lies” which has been very well received not only by us at Merc but also...

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Merc Culture - Feltham Made Me

Thursday, 14 September 2017 20:04:49 Europe/London

Feltham Made Me is an oral history novel written in first person narrative by Paolo Sedazzari the follows the lives of three friends growing up in the West London Suburbs.

The story develops over the initial coming together of the three main characters at Feltham School and follows their journey into adult life, providing a glorious walk down memory lane for those of a certain age, and a insight into British culture for those who missed out!

The three main characters are superbly created and devel...

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Beano on the Sea

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 12:11:28 Europe/London

Beano on the Sea is a 3 day festival on the newly refurbished Hastings Pier that promises to be a celebration of the 1990's, a glorious era for British music!

Taking place on the 8th, 9th and 10th of September with a star studded bill including Embrace, Dodgy, Cast, The Bluetones, Black Grape, Space and Reef, this really is shaping up to be a slice of "Cool Britannia by the Seaside"!

Alongside the music there is also film screenings of "Supersonic" and "Made of Stone" to take you right back to the...

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Merc Culture - Gents of London

Thursday, 19 January 2017 12:53:58 Europe/London

Since opening its doors on Amwell Street, London EC1 in early 2014, Gents Of London has developed a reputation for being "a cut above" the average barbers.
 
With a beautifully restored original 1960s interior, a playlist of the finest Soul/British music and a coffee machine that is always on, it has become a the "go to" place for those in the know.
 
With such attention to detail, Gents of London has not only attracted film crews drawn to its vintage layout, but also a strong "Mod" clientele, so mu...
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Merc Culture - Matteo Sedazzar - A Crafty Catch-up

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:04:37 Europe/London

Matteo Sedazzari is an author whose semi autobiographical debut book "A Crafty Cigarette, Tales of A Teenage Mod" has been critically acclaimed and widely praised as a funny, touching, bittersweet and above all highly accurate account of growing up in and around the Mod Revival of the late 1970s.

Described by none other than Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) as a "A great debut that deals with the joys and pains of growing up", we at Merc loved the way Matteo seamlessly wove a story in and around the ...

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