this collection makes me want to dig the crates and pull out the jam, and the specials records, get pissed off red stripe, and go mental with the bleach bottle. mods, and their eventual successors the skin heads have always been consistent points of references for my own taste. i admire how their sense of fashion intentionally antagonized the propriety of their parent's generation. even after decades it still hasn't lost its visual potency and the dress codes of the originals, and the music that helped inspire it, continues to find new life with today's young rebels. ergo, this collection made my sartorial glands sweat buckets! although my idol tim blanks criticized this collection for lacking the romanticism one always expects from dries, i would argue with "what could be more romantic than youthful rebellion".