RSSjazz

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.

Continue Reading

Highwater 501s & Derby of San Francisco : Black Ivy in Watts, LA

| 22 Dec ’11 | 20 Comments
Highwater 501s & Derby of San Francisco : Black Ivy in Watts, LA

Update: Not knowing the exact source of this image, I’d googled ‘Westminster Neighborhood Association’ and found one in DC, which seemed to match the location of the shot. Today Herb Lester, a master of research par excellence, sent me some more images by LIFE photographer Bill Ray, from the same series which is actually about […]

Continue Reading

Hollywood & The Ivy Look : Reel Art Press

| 13 Nov ’11 | 7 Comments
Hollywood & The Ivy Look : Reel Art Press

(Above: Gregory looking im-Peck-able). On Thursday evening The Weejun attended the semi-underground launch of the much awaited coffee table tome, Hollywood & The Ivy Look at John Simons store in Chiltern St. Authored by Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh, Alison Elangasinghe and one J.P. Gaul this book has been much anticipated in certain circles. Happily remaining […]

Continue Reading

George Hamilton Boom Years Ivy Icon?

| 10 Jan ’11 | 0 Comments
George Hamilton Boom Years Ivy Icon?

Many years ago I caught this strange gem on TV. A low budget reworking of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment set in Los Angeles starring a youthful George Hamilton. In Crime and Punishment USA (Dir Denis Sanders), I was struck by the great Ivy style of the main protaganist, Robert Cole (Raskolnikov, geddit?). This guy was […]

Continue Reading

The Look: Images and Styles That Have Influenced The Weejun – MJQ & Jimmy Giuffre

| 14 Mar ’09 | 12 Comments
The Look: Images and Styles That Have Influenced The Weejun – MJQ & Jimmy Giuffre

Back in the early 1981 there were very few jazz LPs from the golden age of modern jazz in print. As such we relied on the vagaries of the record companies to reissue random titles. There were almost no concerted themed reissues. Those that were most interesting often seemed to be from France or Germany. […]

Continue Reading

The Look: Images and Styles That Have Influenced The Weejun

| 6 Mar ’09 | 1 Comment
The Look: Images and Styles That Have Influenced The Weejun

New Series Over many years there have been certain movies, record covers, or just stills that have captured the essence of a look that has inspired the Weejun towards a better wardrobe. Inspired by some of the great posts over at Film Noir Buff I decide to start a new series with some of the […]

Continue Reading

Coming soon! Vintage New Old Stock Button Downs Exposed!

| 27 Feb ’09 | 0 Comments
Coming soon! Vintage New Old Stock Button Downs Exposed!

So much encouraging feedback on forums like Film Noir Buff and Ask Andy means I will certainly be keeping up the regular posts. With Mrs Weejun’s camera this weekend I will take some snaps of some of the NOS vintage OCBDs that I’ve been picking up from a secret US stash (fortunately my size – […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading