The Look Paul Gorman/The Great Lost Look

Episodes 2 and 3 of Don Letts Subculture films for Fred Perry have included interviews with both author Paul Gorman and Dexys front man Kevin Rowland which sent me back to Gormans excellent book The Look. It really is a visual feast and the ultimate book recording the development of pop/street fashion in Britain. You should own a copy. If you do you’ll also be aware that the book includes a really great little essay  from Kevin Rowland entitled ‘The Great Lost Look’ in which he details the emergence of the street style that was later dubbed skinhead. It’s one of the best things I’ve read on the subject. The text is accompanied by this fantastic picture of Kevin from 1968.

The Look has its own blog here and Paul Gorman also has a great blog called Paul Gorman is….here.

Both are frequently updated and well worth a trawl through.


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