When it comes to May bank holidays, there's nothing more traditional than a trip to the seaside. Whether that's for drinks, food, some much needed time out of the city or just for a stroll to get fresh sea air in your lungs, however, it wasn't until the Mod/Rocker scene in the 1960s that music became a part of that tradition too. It doesn't matter if the weather's good or bad (it'll probably be bad, that's part of the tradition too); it's the being there that counts.
This coming bank holiday is no exception, with the choice of the venue being Margate (also known as going on a Beano according to Del Boy in the infamous Jolly Boys Outing Only Fools and Horses episode), where the mixture of music, alcohol, fashion, fish n chips and time off work all collide for one epic weekend. At Gents of London, we're always interested in all things retro or music-based. It completely fits in with our philosophy of looking good and sounding good. Get yourself a fresh haircut at the barbershop, put on a new shirt and head out to listen to some great tunes. We've been getting more and more Mod Style Haircuts coming in the shop over the past few months and relish the opportunity to do more. It's quite an intimidating cut to do for some barbers as technically it can be difficult, but we love doing them. For mod, appointments book in with Bradley anytime between Tuesday through to Saturday.
In association with Great British Music & Culture, there's plenty to do, including art exhibitions, markets and scooter rallies, with the surrounding areas boasting loads of restaurants and vintage clothing boutiques.