The Society of Cool!
I hafta disagree with both Dick and Sally!
"Real Mods" in the 60's were elitist, arrogant and extremely critical of other Mods - everyone else was considered s grimp and not worthy of comment!
Fashions changed almost daily and if you weren't right up there with the changes you could quickly find yourself 'out' - as it took a while for the changes to percolate out from London, virtually every Mod outside the home counties was considered a wannabe pseud.
Mods had a far more eclectic musical tastes than Dick suggests and very few jazz records were played at Mod dances. For example top Mod tunes included stuff like "Housewifes Choice" Derek & Patsy (Bluebeat), "Sally go Round The Roses" Jaynettes (US Girl band) "Go Now" Bessi Smith (Soul) "Abilene" George Hamilton IV (Country) and "Fingertips" Little Stevie Wonder (R&B). Just a representaive sample and very few UK bands of the time.
I also have to disagree that real Mods didn't go to the beach meets - I remember about 120 of us travelling to Clacton by train in 1962 - were wre dressed up to the nines in our top gear, but it didn't deter us from having a ruck with the local rockers!