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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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Gant Yale Eats Itself.

| 16 May ’14 | 2 Comments
Gant Yale Eats Itself.

Every season for the past few years the Gant Yale brand has produced the odd nice shirt in a good fabric and with the lamentable logo on the locker loop at least self coloured or obscure. Today I popped into the Regent St store to see in person what some of the fabrics are like […]

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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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I Spy The Ivy Years

| 13 May ’14 | 2 Comments
I Spy The Ivy Years

I Spy 1965 – 1968     Among the raft of classic US TV series to feature the kind of clothes that we all love, I Spy is up there with the best. In the first series Kelly Robinson and Alexander Scott are wearing some staple boom years ivy with the usual Hollywood modifications. A […]

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Here We Go Again,Weejun…

| 9 May ’14 | 15 Comments
Here We Go Again,Weejun…

As anyone who’s ever attempted to maintain a blog will testify, it’s tough. Time is the biggest enemy. Next comes ease of use – from the almost book length posts of traditional blogs many of us moved to the easy sound[word]bites of Tumblr an Facebook. Whilst they both have their virtues, it’s hard to maintain […]

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