"a mod of the 1960s"
Scooter and outfit from a exhibition of mod culture
Creative Commons AttributionScooter and outfit from a exhibition of mod culture - Credit: Matt Gibson

Mods were a 1960s subculture with a distinctive style of dress, believed to have originated with the working class youth of London's east end - the same area where Sam would have been born.  Some of the hallmarks of the mod scene include sharply-tailored suits, Italian scooters, the music of bands like The Who and The Small Faces.  The film Quadrophenia centres around a group of mods.

Listen on Spotify:    Quadrophenia (The Who)    All Or Nothing (The Small Faces)