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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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The 3/2 Roll Patch Pocket Ivy League Blazer

| 11 Oct ’11 | 0 Comments
The 3/2 Roll Patch Pocket Ivy League Blazer

Not much to say about these really, except that you can be sure there’s plenty of Dacron in the mix being from Sears in 1964. And I’m not sure about the collarless example in the centre. Pendleton made a similar casual jacket in various plaids in the 60s. Once upon a time FLIP in Long […]

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The Ivy Shearling Car Coat. Sawyer of Napa for LL Bean circa 1969.

| 5 Oct ’11 | 4 Comments
The Ivy Shearling Car Coat. Sawyer of Napa for LL Bean circa 1969.

The Shearling Coat. Where do we begin with this? The shearling or sheepskin coat has a checkered history on the Anglo side of the pond. A post war staple worn by the Chelsea set in their Austin Healeys with suede chukkas and a windowpane check viyella shirt (also worn by the girls – think Maggie […]

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One You Can Buy: Original Montgomery Duffle Coat

| 15 Aug ’11 | 14 Comments
One You Can Buy: Original Montgomery Duffle Coat

Last week I posted on the search for classic duffle coats and their extraordinary hybrid history and promised details of a coat that I’d found that was a really great mix of the wooden toggles and sisal fastenings of the Gloverall Montgomery with the more wearable 60s style tartan lined pancake hood models. Duffle coats […]

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Ivy Originals: The Duffle Coat

| 12 Aug ’11 | 4 Comments
Ivy Originals: The Duffle Coat

In the history of 20th Century menswear there are some items that are simply iconic and transcend both fashion and geography. These days most of those items would probably be American – sweatshirts, trainers, jeans just as examples. However, there are a few items that are considered intrinsically British wherever in the world they are […]

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Seasonal Confusion! Ivy in the Argentine

| 30 May ’11 | 1 Comment
Seasonal Confusion! Ivy in the Argentine

I realise it’s been some time since I posted on The Weejun but this has mainly been due to an extended trip to Buenos Aires & Montevideo. The seasons being upside down meant the search was on for classic leather and suede which led me to source some fantastic items that I will be posting […]

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What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Vintage LL Bean Field Jackets (Now Back on Ebay!)

| 29 Apr ’11 | 8 Comments
What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Vintage LL Bean Field Jackets (Now Back on Ebay!)

Update: The LL Bean Suede Field Coat was too big for me is now on Ebay for 1p! I used to post a regular feature called “What’s The Weejun been buying on eBay?” but in the last six months or so I’ve tried to steer clear of the obsession that trawling ebay can become. Sometimes, […]

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Speigel Leather Jackets 1942 Catalogue

| 12 Apr ’11 | 0 Comments
Speigel Leather Jackets 1942 Catalogue

“Later in the year it may be necessary to furnish some of these garments with buttons instead of zippers” War rationing was heavy on zippers I guess! Still printing in colour though in 1942….

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Pendleton From Head to Toe – 1958

| 10 Mar ’11 | 1 Comment
Pendleton From Head to Toe – 1958

Both the plaid sports jacket and the holdall are really nice, although I’m not sure I’d want to wear one and carry the other at the same time. The holdall should be one for the Japanese reissue…

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Found on Ebay – Deadstock Grey Ivy Suit NWT!

| 19 Jan ’11 | 0 Comments
Found on Ebay – Deadstock Grey Ivy Suit NWT!

Deadstock early 60s Donegal style tweed Ivy League suit with original tags! I found this extraordinary suit on ebay UK recently from a fellow Ivy fan in Norfolk. I didn’t think the trousers would fit me, but I thought it was worth bidding for the jacket alone as it could be the long sought after […]

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The Sociables – The Art of Hand Drawn Ads

| 27 Dec ’10 | 0 Comments
The Sociables – The Art of Hand Drawn Ads

One of the things that strikes reading through any vintage magazine is the amount of illustration compared with photography in advertising. It’s hard to realise today, but paying someone (often a staff illustrator) was much cheaper than using a photographer for colour and more effective than using cheaper black and white photography. Until the advent […]

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