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Recent Finds: 1950s Deadstock Montgomery Ward Suede Bomber

| 24 Oct ’11 | 3 Comments
Recent Finds: 1950s Deadstock Montgomery Ward Suede Bomber

Every now and again it’s possible to come across something extraordinary when searching for vintage American clothing. Suede jackets are something I’ve always loved but vintage suede can be very funky in the worst possible sense and the vintage aroma can take months to clear. Some items are better not cleaned as suede cleaning chemical […]

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One You Can Buy: J. Keydge Slack Jackets For JSA

| 11 Oct ’11 | 14 Comments
One You Can Buy: J. Keydge Slack Jackets For JSA

There has been an incredible buzz online around John Simons’ latest delivery of J. Keydge slack jackets – one it seems that has translated into real sales. Keydge is an odd brand. They make a number of deconstructed jackets that appear to be aimed at 65 year old French lotharios with Rod Stewart hair and […]

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1966 Sears “Sporty Boots” Playboys

| 10 Oct ’11 | 4 Comments
1966 Sears “Sporty Boots” Playboys

Showing their apres-ski roots, these Sears branded playboy chukkas with ‘Searofoam’ soles and ‘plush’ lining are almost certainly rebranded Bates Floaters. One can only imagine how hot feet must have got in these babies. From page 252 of the 1966 Christmas Sears Catalog Disclaimer: The boots featured in this post are from another time and […]

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The Dickies Slacks Rally 1966

| 2 Sep ’11 | 2 Comments
The Dickies Slacks Rally 1966

It’s tempting to think that brands like Dickies were always sold as utilitarian workwear until the post punk ironic look took those poor unsuspecting workaday brands (Dr Martens?) and turned them into ironic fashion’s icons. But this 1966 advert shows that even back then the Texas based Dickies brand was busting out of its workwear […]

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Laughter in Madras

| 23 Aug ’11 | 0 Comments
Laughter in Madras

What’s up with The Weejun then? Last week it was 24 Celsius and I was posting about duffle coats. Today it’s like official winter outside and I’m wearing the end of summer madras (actually a Gant Rugger one I picked up for £20 at their factory store). Whatever next? Still yet to wear my 60s […]

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For Sale: Deadstock 1960s Bass Weejuns N734 Boxed (and the REAL Definitive History of Bass Weejuns!)

| 4 Aug ’11 | 34 Comments
For Sale: Deadstock 1960s Bass Weejuns N734 Boxed (and the REAL Definitive History of Bass Weejuns!)

These amazing shoes actually don’t fit me so in the interests of freeing up wardrobe space these Deadstock 1960s Bass Weejuns are for sale. Email your bids here: Worldwide shipping at cost plus insurance… Hot on the heels (so to speak) of my last lucky deadstock find, the Ivy League donegal tweed suit I posted […]

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What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Johnston & Murphy Deadstock Saddle Oxfords (Too Small – Now Back on eBay!)

| 18 Mar ’11 | 7 Comments
What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Johnston & Murphy Deadstock Saddle Oxfords (Too Small – Now Back on eBay!)

It’s no use denying it. Saddle shoes are on a comeback, whether it’s nasty fashion versions or the classic tan/white or tan/buck variants. I’ve always had a soft spot for them and for years I’ve kept a pair that I bought from Crockett & Jones factory made for Ralph Lauren Polo about 15 years ago. […]

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Deadstock Bass Weejuns: Tassel Loafers 1970s & 1980s

| 2 Mar ’11 | 3 Comments
Deadstock Bass Weejuns: Tassel Loafers 1970s & 1980s

Today I received a pair of vintage Bass Weejuns in the post from my good friend and thrifting colleague on the West Coast, Fred. He’d picked them up from a US Ebay seller who didn’t ship internationally, but had been a touch small for him. Lucky for me, as they fit me perfectly. This is […]

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Deadstock Brooks Brothers OCBDs

| 9 Feb ’11 | 5 Comments
Deadstock Brooks Brothers OCBDs

I recently discovered that for years I’d been buying OCBDs from Brooks Brothers in the wrong size. Too big. I think it all started in the 80s when I was either buying from FLIP (no choice but to fit into what they had on offer) or then later in the decade when picking up some […]

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1960s Deadstock Keith Highlanders Long Wing Brogues

| 3 Feb ’11 | 16 Comments
1960s Deadstock Keith Highlanders Long Wing Brogues

Keith Highlander is one of the lesser known names in the great pantheon of classic American shoemakers. Once a household name, these days it hardly warrants a mention on the tradly forums where Alden is God (and Allen Edmonds a mere disciple). But if you look back in time and see the advertisements in the […]

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Vintage Ray Ban Shooters

| 1 Feb ’11 | 0 Comments
Vintage Ray Ban Shooters

It’s the first day of February, the snowdrops are coming out and we’ve had the first day of sun this week since the start of the year. Naturally, thoughts turn to preparing for warner weather and what’s more indicative of that than a great pair of classic sunglasses. I’ve just picked up a couple of […]

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Where Can You Buy The Best American Clothes in England?

| 30 Jan ’11 | 0 Comments
Where Can You Buy The Best American Clothes in England?

Some things don’t change! Thanks again to Herb Lester

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