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What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Maple Sportswear Windcheater!

| 27 Mar ’09 | 6 Comments
What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Maple Sportswear Windcheater!

The Weejun has been on a bit of a shoe spree recently on Ebay, but searching through tons of listings last weekend I found this little gem. It languished at $9.99 until yesterday when it ended whilst I asleep. I think I had competition from someone in Korea so I had a feeling it might […]

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What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Walk-Over Bucks!

| 24 Mar ’09 | 6 Comments
What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Walk-Over Bucks!

Had my eye on these off white bucks for the last week, and having had a pair of Walk-Over dirty bucks in the dim and distant past from John Simons (circa 84), and of course now that there is no longer the option of buying Walk-Over shoes new, I determined they should be mine. Although […]

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Vintage Old Stock Shirts: The Hathaway

| 23 Mar ’09 | 1 Comment
Vintage Old Stock Shirts: The Hathaway

Amongst the vintage deadstock dress shirts I picked up recently on Ebay were two 1960s era Hathaway button downs in white. Both of these shirts had some serious yellowing from age and having been in an attic for nigh on 40 years they had that distinctive sour sooty smell. I decided to open one up […]

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The Look That Inspired: Paul Newman & Tony Perkins

| 21 Mar ’09 | 3 Comments
The Look That Inspired: Paul Newman & Tony Perkins

Two dudes for the price of one here. I remember clearly lusting after a seersucker suit when I first saw the movie W.U.S.A on TV in about 1982. I can’t remember it ever having been on UK TV since then. Of course the movie was a Newman vehicle but Perkins was excellent in it too. […]

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What’s The Weejun Buying On Ebay? Dexter Penny Loafers!

| 18 Mar ’09 | 1 Comment
What’s The Weejun Buying On Ebay? Dexter Penny Loafers!

When it comes to penny loafers, as the name of this site suggests, I am mostly a Bass Weejun fan. With beefroll loafer there are more styles and many different makers who get their own look, but, to my mind at least, nobody ever gets that deep vamp look that Bass has, creating a highwalled […]

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What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Florsheim Imperials!

| 9 Mar ’09 | 4 Comments
What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Florsheim Imperials!

Last night I lost an auction for a pair of vintage Weejuns that I’d been watching for ten days. The seller had agreed to ship to the UK, which was very nice of him, but at the last second when my bid went in I got an error message from Ebay saying seller hadn’t selected […]

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What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Brooks Brothers!

| 3 Mar ’09 | 5 Comments
What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Brooks Brothers!

New series! What’s The Weejun buying on Ebay. Probably of minor interest to anyone but me but it inspires Mrs Weejun’s daily patrol of the Royal Mail to see what new ‘Weejun Wear’ junk I’ve been spending the hard earned on. Well before I commit some heresy and say that I’m planning a post about […]

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Decline and Fall (Stumble?) of an American Icon

| 3 Mar ’09 | 3 Comments
Decline and Fall (Stumble?) of an American Icon

Mr Decline & Fall over at the FNB Ivy Talk board has dug up this great piece from The Nation back in 1998. WILTON, Maine — For four decades, Laurence Wilbur epitomized the old-fashioned American craft work that goes into each pair of Bass Weejun shoes. With his Down East twang and long snowy beard, […]

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More Vintage OCBDs – Gant ‘The Hugger’

| 2 Mar ’09 | 10 Comments
More Vintage OCBDs – Gant ‘The Hugger’

Following on from the recent post about Sero shirts, the postman called early this morning bringing a nice big box from the US of A containing eight more vintage new old stock button down shirts of various pedigrees. As you can see from the photo above (TIP: Click on Images to Expand Full Size), I […]

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Welcome to the Weejun

| 23 Feb ’09 | 0 Comments
Welcome to the Weejun

Welcome The Weejun. Long overdue and many months in gestation, The Weejun will be my attempt to make sense of my last thirty years or so obsession with Americana, driven by movies, music and of course classic clothing. That isn’t to say there haven’t been (or still are) touches of European influence along the way […]

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