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American Trad Hits Japan The subject of American style in post war Japan, particularly Ivy has always been of interest to me. Pre-internet days one could only guess at the roots – Hollywood movies, GIs in occupation, loss of confidence in Japanese tradition after the war. Well it turns out that these are good guesses, […]
“Desert Boots The Way They Used to Be Made” That’s the slogan for the latest re-emergence of a classic heritage brand, Hutton aka Hutton of Northampton. For those followers of The Weejun and any online reference to suede chukkas, Hutton will of course be known as the original makers of the classic playboy chukka as […]
De Paz, Via Ugo Bassi, Bologna One of the reasons for my blogging slowing down is that often the posts can take a negative turn and that’s no fun to write or to read. Today’s post is most definitely a positive one. These days real tradition is being rapidly lost in favour of faux heritage […]
Finding one lone deadstock shirt in a usable size is never easy, but finding more than half a dozen? These things have been laying around nearly 50 years.
The other day I was re watching the Bedford Incident with Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier. It’s a fine movie in its own right but always fun to watch movies with some clothes spotting potential. Poitier plays a photo journalist in the Life Magazine mould who’s airlifted onto Widmark’s warship. He’s wearing a great Grenfell […]
Loafer Envy Out East and Stuff You Find is Already Yours…