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Modfather Fred Perry is celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Specials’ landing on the world stage with a set of appropriately two-toned gear. The folks at World’s Best Ever were partial to the polo, but we’re feeling this referee-style striped number a bit more.

We’re not quite ready to call them “one of the most seminal and influential bands in British music history” like Perry does, but it’s a safe bet that there’s plenty of Britons (and a few style bloggers) happy to be reminded of the ska pioneers. All together now

Rudeboys, Denim Daredevils and Forward Thinking


A Message to You Rudy: Ska style rises again. [Men.Style]

Thinking Ahead: The warm months are almost here, which means you should start shopping for Fall (but of course). Ransom will give you a head start. [Hypebeast]

Primary Colors: Obama is the Burberry candidate. [Radar]

Slip of the Tongue: Whoops. Someone let the beans spill about the new Black Fleece store. [The Life Vicarious via Racked]

Criminal Minded: The slicked-back men of America finally have a voice. [The Onion]

Deal Alert: 70% off at the APC Brooklyn store from Wednesday through Thursday. [Trash Bag Aesthetics]

Stuck on Sinatra: Plunk down your 42 cents for the best dressed stamp ever. [Gothamist]

Who Wears Short Shorts?: In the Summer, hemlines actually become relevant for men. [Independent UK]