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Vintage GANT Chambray Popover

| 15 Oct ’11 | 5 Comments
Vintage GANT Chambray Popover

Just picked up this interesting 1970s GANT chambray popover from Zach at Newton Street Vintage. A slightly odd mix of 60s style S/S pullover shirt and chambray work shirt, but nevertheless one that looks like it works. 1970s GANT collars were usually great, and this one has the requisite third collar button and locker loop. […]

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Some Guys Are Just Born Slobs…H.I.S 1966

| 30 Aug ’11 | 4 Comments
Some Guys Are Just Born Slobs…H.I.S 1966

Classic H.I.S advert and incredibly from 1966. This could be a modern ad for the art of dressing UP. not DOWN. However, back in 66 this was the adman’s idea of a real slob. As an aside, the Jack Purcell sneakers were a B.F. Goodrich product back then, a rival to Converse before they took […]

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Laughter in Madras

| 23 Aug ’11 | 0 Comments
Laughter in Madras

What’s up with The Weejun then? Last week it was 24 Celsius and I was posting about duffle coats. Today it’s like official winter outside and I’m wearing the end of summer madras (actually a Gant Rugger one I picked up for £20 at their factory store). Whatever next? Still yet to wear my 60s […]

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Arrow Cum Laude: The New Breed ’66

| 19 Aug ’11 | 3 Comments
Arrow Cum Laude: The New Breed ’66

After out of season duffle coats, back to in-season madras style checks from 1966 – Arrow Cum Laude Sanforized All Cotton Button Downs…

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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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The Cakes and Ale Dress Shirt

| 2 Jul ’11 | 2 Comments
The Cakes and Ale Dress Shirt

Interesting advert showing the late 60s crossover between old world and new world use of Ivy…Great name too. Wren’s of Fifth Avenue. Some background info here on the excellent Ivy League Style blog

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Fred (West Coast Ivy), Relaxes with Friends

| 6 Apr ’11 | 1 Comment
Fred (West Coast Ivy), Relaxes with Friends

Part time contributor and West Coast Ivy Look aficionado Fred, seen here modelling hard to find knee length argyles with bermudas and weejuns. A great look if you can pull it off. I like how the photographer managed to capture a vintage look in the colour process and even put the LIFE magazine logo on […]

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Here’s One You Can Buy: Brooks Brothers Jersey Popover BD (Happy Update)

| 31 Mar ’11 | 4 Comments
Here’s One You Can Buy: Brooks Brothers Jersey Popover BD (Happy Update)

Unlike the Gant Yale Co-op post, this one has a positive update! Met with The Ivy Smugglers this morning deep into enemy beardy workwear territory in Shoreditch (think Williamsburg if you’re over the other side) to pick up three of the five of these shirts I ordered a few weeks back. So, it’s true, Brooks […]

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The Return of GANT Pt 2 – The Yale Co-Op Shirt (Nasty Branding WARNING!)

| 25 Mar ’11 | 10 Comments
The Return of GANT Pt 2 – The Yale Co-Op Shirt (Nasty Branding WARNING!)

REALITY CHECK UPDATE: Herb Lester and I went into the Regent St Gant Store today to check out the new arrival Yale Co-op shirts. Sure enough, there was a large round table set up in the main doorway, with all the shirts laid out in folded piles and a a number of smug looking staff, […]

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The Return of GANT – Quietly and By Accident?

| 11 Mar ’11 | 8 Comments
The Return of GANT – Quietly and By Accident?

In amongst the usual Dad’s wear and euro sloane preppy nonsense, in the last couple of seasons, GANT have sneaked in some really nice bits and pieces to their Rugger collection. I don’t know what their PR is like in the US but here in the UK it’s like they were told they had to […]

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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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Deadstock Brooks Brothers OCBDs

| 9 Feb ’11 | 5 Comments
Deadstock Brooks Brothers OCBDs

I recently discovered that for years I’d been buying OCBDs from Brooks Brothers in the wrong size. Too big. I think it all started in the 80s when I was either buying from FLIP (no choice but to fit into what they had on offer) or then later in the decade when picking up some […]

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