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Ametora – The Story of American Traditional in Japan

| 22 Dec ’15 | 0 Comments
Ametora – The Story of American Traditional in Japan

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, […]

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The Return of Hutton Famous Desert Boots

| 11 Nov ’15 | 3 Comments
The Return of Hutton Famous Desert Boots

“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 […]

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(Updated) A Deadstock Lion of Troy Popover, Casablanca & The Genome Project

| 3 Sep ’14 | 16 Comments
(Updated) A Deadstock Lion of Troy Popover, Casablanca & The Genome Project

(Update at the bottom – 3rd Sept 2014) I know what you’re thinking. The Weejun must have really lost the plot this time. What has the movie Casablanca and the nobel prize winning race to crack the human genome code got to do with the Ivy Look? Well, I found some kind of ivy holy […]

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1960s Deadstock Bleeding Madras Shirts – A Nice Little Haul

| 4 Jul ’14 | 3 Comments
1960s Deadstock Bleeding Madras Shirts – A Nice Little Haul

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.

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In Praise of O’Connells

| 3 Jun ’14 | 0 Comments
In Praise of O’Connells

O’Connells gets recognition for doing things the right way.

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I Took My Own Advice: 1970s Tan Bass Weejuns

| 31 May ’14 | 2 Comments
I Took My Own Advice: 1970s Tan Bass Weejuns

This week I took my advice and went looking into my deadstock items instead of buying more stuff online. I came up with these classic 1970s soft tan Weejuns.

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J Keydge – Here to Stay? Could Be After All.

| 28 May ’14 | 2 Comments
J Keydge – Here to Stay? Could Be After All.

A Phoenix Risen from the Sack Cloth Ashes. The J Keydge company goes from zero to hero.

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Bedford Incident Grenfell Jacket

| 24 May ’14 | 5 Comments
Bedford Incident Grenfell Jacket

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 […]

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The Ivy Is Always Greener Online – Beware of Coveting Thine Own Stuff

| 22 May ’14 | 0 Comments
The Ivy Is Always Greener Online – Beware of Coveting Thine Own Stuff

Loafer Envy Out East and Stuff You Find is Already Yours…

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Ivy Humour

| 20 May ’14 | 0 Comments
Ivy Humour

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The Catalina Varsity Jacket

| 14 May ’14 | 15 Comments
The Catalina Varsity Jacket

The ‘Catalina La Paz Derby San Francisco Oi Polloi No Name Brand Rain Cape Shouldered Windcheater’. A timeless classic is what it is.

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White Levi’s by The Majorettes – 1963

| 24 Jan ’13 | 2 Comments
White Levi’s by The Majorettes – 1963

Here’s some light hearted fun to blow away the January blues. A 45 from 1963 used to promote the new ‘White Levi’s”, so-called because they weren’t blue and had a white tag. Some reissues are out this month from LVC, but meanwhile here’s the single on YouTube. “White Levi’s, Tennis Shoes, Surfin’ Hat and Big […]

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