That's Sting as the mod gang leader Ace Face in Quadrophenia, the 1979 film loosely based on the Who's lesser-known rock opera of the same name. The film, about a rivalry between Mods and Rockers, ignited a mod revival in the late '70s/early '80s, bringing back some sharp fashion elements. To dress like a mod, a slim-cut suit with narrow lapels and tapered waist is a must. For the bold mod supremes out there, choose a leather overcoat over the typical parka and dressy loafers over chukkas.
Thick as Thieves makes an incredibly handsome slim suit. Also try Alter, Topman, Indochino or Ben Sherman Online (UK).
Long overcoats are difficult to come by this time of year, but always count on Italian retailer Forzieri for fine leather outerwear in-stock year-round.
Classic leather gloves by Gant.
Even for the most skilled dressers, assembling a killer outfit sometimes requires a little more inspiration than the average online shopping experience provides. Enter Roxana Altamirano, the genius behind Nerd Boyfriend, the style blog that offers step-by-step instructions for re-creating ensembles worn by icons ranging from Michael Caine to Richard Gere (see full list here). Now she's guest blogging on details.com every week. Have a hero you want to see featured? Leave a note in the comments and we'll see what we can do.