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->''"Zoot suit, white jacket with side vents five inches long.''\\
''I'm out on the street again''\\
''And I'm leaping along.''\\
''I'm dressed right for a beach fight,''\\
''But I just can't explain''\\
''Why that uncertain feeling is still here in my brain"''
-->-- '''Music/TheWho''', "[[Music/{{Quadrophenia}} Cut My Hair]]"

A sort of precursor to the 2010s-era {{Hipster}}, only with far more amphetamines and street fights, the Mod subculture emerged in England in the early 1960s[[note]]the name referred to fans of "modern" jazz as opposed to the Dixieland-listening "trad" fandom[[/note]]. Characteristics included wearing tailor-made suits and army jackets, sporting glasses with thick square frames, listening to "beat" music, soul, ska, and R&B as well as bands such as Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/TheWho, Music/TheKinks and Music/TheSmallFaces, riding Italian scooters, and fighting with TheRival Rocker subculture, who preferred the leather-jacketed "{{Greaser|Delinquents}}" look and listened to American rock and roll music like Music/ChuckBerry and Music/ElvisPresley. This rivalry came to a head at the Brighton Beach Riots of 1964, as shown in the film ''Film/{{Quadrophenia}}''. The subculture died out in the late 1960s (although its more working-class and aggressive strand mutated into UsefulNotes/{{Skinheads}}), experienced a revival in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and subsequently influenced the {{Britpop}} explosion in the 1990s and the IndieRock and PopRevival movements in the early-mid 2010s.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Long Hot Summer,'' by Eric Stephenson and artist Creator/JamieMcKelvie, follows a young mod in Southern California during the subculture's revival in the early 1980s.
* Although she's technically the godess of Britpop, the Goddess Britannia in ''ComicBook/{{Phonogram}}'' sports a mod look. (She's also drawn by Jamie [=McKelvie=].)
* 2003 Creator/OniPress miniseries ''Scooter Girl''.
* ''ComicBook/BlueMonday'', by the same writer as ''Scooter Girl''.
* Creator/DCComics 1960s teen humour title ''Swing With Scooter'' centred around a scooter riding Mod.
* Dave Gibbons' graphic novel ''The Originals'' is about [[RecycledInSpace futuristic]] hover-bike-riding mods in a dystopian society.

* Most of the cast of ''Film/{{Quadrophenia}}''. The film, based on [[Music/{{Quadrophenia}} the album]] by Music/TheWho, follows Jimmy, a young mod, as he pops pills, rides his scooter, and stares aimlessly out at the ocean trying to find himself.
* There is a gang of Mods in ''Film/SLCPunk''. They are portrayed as the punks' rivals, excepting one who moves freely between social groups.
* The titular hero of the ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies sports what is basically a caricatured mod style.
* Several characters in the 2010 film of ''Literature/BrightonRock'', which is [[SettingUpdate set in 1964]] and uses the Brighton Beach Riots as a backdrop.
* Music/MickJagger looks sharp even when playing a {{Gunslinger}} in ''Film/NedKelly''. At one point he wears a frilly shirt, pointy boots and velvet coat that could have come straight from Carnaby Street.

[[folder:Live-Action Television]]
* The rivalry between Mods and Rockers featured prominently in one episode of ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently''.
* In an episode of ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', our heroes are confronted by suit-clad Mod Wolves. Vince has declared himself King of the Mods, so the wolves are no threat.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho''
** The Twelfth Doctor's costume is supposed to evoke a "Mod Man in a Box", although it sometimes looks more like a toned-down smart skinhead style.
** As an AgentPeacock, the Third Doctor's costume was inspired by the Swinging London look of the late 1960s.
** "The War Machines" features a scene in a nightclub full of mods, although none of the major characters really adopt the style.
* The younger people in ''Series/MadMen'' get into the style of this subculture during a few seasons of the show. Peggy even wears a mod-styled dress while riding a scooter and Sally Draper sports some go-go boots.

* ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'': The 2014 chapter, "The Case Of The Modern Men", involves a resurgence of mod culture in the comic's setting of Tackleford, complete with scooters and conflict with local rockers.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' villain Mad Mod, voiced by Creator/MalcolmMcDowell.