Button up your pin-striped polo-shirt, pop on your patch emblazoned parka and hop on your Vespa. It’s time to head to Roundel Clothing on North Street, to pop on a vinyl and discover their vast range of retro-inspired clothing and accessories.
For this week’s #FinditinExeter we chatted with Verity, who heads up Roundel Clothing’s marketing and social media, to chat all things Mod.
Roundel Clothing opened in the summer of 2017 by co-owners Andrew Churchley and Jackie Vincent. Heavily influenced by both music and fashion, they have brought to Exeter exactly what the county was missing – a bricks and mortar retail space supplying brand-new clothing and accessories to followers of the Mod, Two Tone, Ska and Northern Soul sub cultures.
Roundel Clothing stocks a variety of cult-favourite brands, including original 1960’s designers. You can choose from polo shirts from Lambretta, boating blazers from Madcap, tweed trousers from Relco London, knitwear from Art Gallery, footwear from IKON and the classic Harrington jacket, to name just a few. Not forgetting stylish womenswear pieces from Relco, Madcap and Love Her Madly. Excitingly, Mod favourite Ben Sherman is going to be added to the mix in April!
Whether you are a seasoned Mod after a head-to-toe get up, or fresh on the scene wanting to begin your retro wardrobe with a handful of patches and pin-badges, Roundel Clothing can kit you out.
Exeter is proud to have a growing Mod, Ska, Two Tone and Northern Soul scene. If you would like to get involved, pop into Roundel Clothing to have a chat about old times, to discover what’s happening in the area, and to pop a Small Faces record on. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Roundel’s next Introduction to Northern Soul – Dancing in the Shop event as well.
To quote The Kinks, Roundel Clothing is “…not like everybody else”.