Revolver: When Mod meets Modification
By Daniel Laney
The new vintage clothing shop set to make a big impact in Hull city centre.
Trinity Market, Hull
(Opposite Trinity Church. Mon - Sat 9am-5pm)
When the terms Retro or Vintage are linked with clothes, thoughts of over priced charity shop
fabrics and the smell of musty damp cupboards rapidly come to mind.
However, with the new suitably named shop Revolver (now into its fifth week of trading)
Hull's Trinity Market now has proof that it is possible to change anyone's opinion
of what retro style is all about.
Named respectably after one of The Beatles most popular albums, Revolver is a great
way to spin back the clock and appreciate the styles and tastes from the 60's, 70's and 80's.
This store is definitely a huge documentation of the past British youth cultures.
From Shift Dresses to Fred Perry t-shirts, from Mod to Punk and bell-bottoms to trippy
long sleeve shirts, time and effort has noticeably been in attendance when creating
the laid-back mood and cool atmosphere found within the store.
It's when looking around this small and welcoming space, you begin to appreciate the work and
thought that created this exciting store.
Fake-fur rugs, computer consoles from the past,
lava lamps, dress patterns from the sixties and retro televisions allow you to turn back
the hands of time and share the fun of the past.
If you're a fan of boutiques then there may be the chance to find that little treasure from
the last forty years. There is a large selection of novelty items such as decanter sets,
drinking glasses, books, videos and even eighties toys all in superb condition.
24-year-old co owner Dean said, Hull needs Retro! and it is evident he has put his
money where his mouth is and proved to himself and others that Retro can be appealing to anyone.
Designers have even tailored styles from the past and given them a contemporary feel and twist.
Shoulder-revealing tops and comfortably fitting jeans are available throughout the
store and if tampering with clothes is your thing, the shop boasts a wide selection of badges and patches.
Although many youth cultures of the past have been paid homage, the lesser well-known cult
movements also get a mention.
With big jeans, eighties sweat suits, Joy Division
posters and Ian Brown playing through the speakers, it is obvious that Revolver
shows a huge appreciation for the late Madchester era.
The walls and dressing rooms are pure eye candy for all the customers.
Psychedelic pink flamingos printed on the dressing room curtains and montages of
artists and bands from the past and present sprawled everywhere the eye can see.
For clothes and novelty items that are timeless and modestly priced, Revolver
turns shopping into a whole new experience.
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