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In Praise of De Paz. One of the Great Stores of The World.

| 19 Oct ’14 | 2 Comments
In Praise of De Paz. One of the Great Stores of The World.

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 […]

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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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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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The Brooks Brothers Time Machine: 1980 Deadstock

| 8 Jan ’13 | 8 Comments
The Brooks Brothers Time Machine: 1980 Deadstock

Vintage Brooks Brothers Haul It’s generally agreed that the end of the line for Brooks Brothers began when Marks & Spencer took over the company in 1988. (Brooks was charged with being an arrogant and remote institution but that is matched only by M&S whose arrogance and business practices led in part to the decline […]

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The Weejun’s Best and Worst of 2012

| 29 Dec ’12 | 13 Comments
The Weejun’s Best and Worst of 2012

I know, I know. Months go by without so much as a mini-post and suddenly there’s a best and worst of the year? What’s that all about? Lack of free time is what it’s all about, dear friends of the ‘ox blood’ loafer. This year I’ve had so little of it. Now, that midway point […]

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A Few Deadstock Shirts Just Arrived: Brooks Unlined Collar, Southwick Popover, Lion of Troy Raglan Popover

| 14 May ’12 | 7 Comments
A Few Deadstock Shirts Just Arrived: Brooks Unlined Collar, Southwick Popover, Lion of Troy Raglan Popover

A few shirt arrivals in the last few days (like I needed any more shirts, but you know how it is!): A vintage Lion of Troy popover raglan sleeve number, identical in every way to one that guest poster The Woolster found last year. Unfortunately, this one is too big for me even if I […]

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Guest Blogger: The Woolster – Deadstock 1950s Baseball Jacket

| 8 Apr ’12 | 1 Comment
Guest Blogger: The Woolster – Deadstock 1950s Baseball Jacket

Whilst I have been in retirement due to real life workload combined with an inevitable compounded sense of being a kid in a sweetshop with toothache from the last few years intensive ebay/JSA buying sprees, I received this guest post from The Woolster in Finland, one of the farther reaches of ivy outposts but a […]

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Finally, Deadstock Walk-Over Dirty Bucks

| 31 Jan ’12 | 3 Comments
Finally, Deadstock Walk-Over Dirty Bucks

I knew it. Starting a tumblr blog would mean I would get lazy with the original Weejun blog. It’s just one of those things. Blogging with Tumblr is super fast and great for those images or vintage adverts that don’t need an explanation. Some things however need to be on here. A long time search […]

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Trujuns – The Saturday Shoe

| 12 Dec ’11 | 2 Comments
Trujuns – The Saturday Shoe

St Louis is the Heartland of the American mass market shoe maker. The Brown Shoe / International Shoe Company dominated the middle market for many years, often with brands and styles that imitated their more traditional New England competitors. So, instead of Weejuns we have Trujuns. But, whereas the Weejun name was a contraction of […]

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Recent Finds: Deadstock Laurence J Smith (Laurence Odie) 5 Ply Cashmere ‘Shetland’

| 28 Oct ’11 | 6 Comments
Recent Finds: Deadstock Laurence J Smith (Laurence Odie) 5 Ply Cashmere ‘Shetland’

Today was one of those glorious autumn days, crisp clear air and brilliant blue sky. Perfect day for suede jackets and corduroy jeans, so I decided to head to John Simons to fulfil my latest part in the transatlantic ivy exchange with Fred in LA. He’d ordered a bunch of stuff from JSA and I […]

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