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Update: Hollywood & The Ivy Look – Reel Art Press

| 15 Oct ’11 | 10 Comments
Update: Hollywood & The Ivy Look – Reel Art Press

Update: Last night I sent a spy to the book launch party at John Simons. Well, not really a spy, I was invited. Having had a quick look through the book at midnight, it really is pretty damn special. I’ll post a proper review of it on Sunday. Meanwhile, copies pre-ordered are due to be […]

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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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Ivy on Campus: Part 3

| 1 Sep ’11 | 3 Comments
Ivy on Campus: Part 3

Just some more random images from the boom years to give your inspiration…

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A Way of Life – Bass Weejuns 1966

| 31 Aug ’11 | 2 Comments
A Way of Life – Bass Weejuns 1966

Back to the source. Autumn soon upon us in the northern hemispshere but still time to wear those classic Maine made weejuns. As long as it doesn’t rain of course. They are getting harder to replace… Worth mentioning that my 1960s boxed Bass Weejuns N734 pair are for sale. Offers?

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Ivy on Campus: Part 2

| 11 Aug ’11 | 0 Comments
Ivy on Campus: Part 2

More Ivy Style campus images, Harringtons (Baracuta and London Fog style), Levis Cords and unusually, tan penny loafers in evidence. Also campus style cat, the must have accessory (along with a monkey, of course).

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Ivy on Campus: Part 1

| 10 Aug ’11 | 2 Comments
Ivy on Campus: Part 1

I know, I know. I’ve not blogged for months and here I am starting another ‘series’ theme. But The Weejun has been very busy indeed and little time to justice to the topics at hand. I’ve had a hiatus from buying/collecting but like the plant itself, Ivy has been creeping back into my life causing […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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Weejun Wearer of the Week: Unknown 1940s Couple

| 29 Mar ’09 | 3 Comments
Weejun Wearer of the Week: Unknown 1940s Couple

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Norwegians: The Original Bass Weejuns Or Is it a Myth?

| 25 Mar ’09 | 7 Comments
Norwegians: The Original Bass Weejuns Or Is it a Myth?

Update: Thanks to Anon Trad and Nick in the Comment for pointing towards the answer! Sorry if you clicked on this post looking for a photo or something, but this morning I was reading the one millionth slightly different version of who / what / where loafers and weejuns were invented and I thought to […]

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