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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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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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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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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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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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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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Manhattan Ivy Man Sportshirts

| 1 Apr ’11 | 2 Comments
Manhattan Ivy Man Sportshirts

Always a second string label, Manhattan nevertheless produced some really nice shirts once upon a time. I have a deadstock one that was too big for Herb that is a fantastic scarlet and yellow plaid oxford with all the trimmings. The shirt in this 1960 advertisement has a an odd spread collar going on. Really, […]

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Ivy Bucks. They Weren’t Always Red Brick Soles…

| 30 Mar ’11 | 0 Comments
Ivy Bucks. They Weren’t Always Red Brick Soles…

“The Shoe With the Open Collar Feeling” Here’s an interesting ad from circa 1960 by the Brown Shoe Company of St Louis for their Roblee Ivy Bucks. Interestingly these are sporting the gray brown micro sole that became ubiquitous in use by english shoemakers in the late 60s until the 80s when it they started […]

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You Need The Right Car to Go With It…

| 11 Mar ’11 | 1 Comment
You Need The Right Car to Go With It…

In the late 50s and into the 1960s, the must have accessory for any young blade was a British sportscar. Austin Healey, Triumph TR, MGA, or here the classic Sunbeam Alpine and a nice shearling coat to go with it.

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A Man You Can Lean On, That’s Klopman (1966)

| 27 Feb ’11 | 2 Comments
A Man You Can Lean On, That’s Klopman (1966)

Been a bit tardy with post recently due to other commitments, but fear not I’ve been clipping ads of interest behind the scenes and will be posting some of them over the next week or so. As well as the odd more in depth piece, sometimes it’s nice just to look at stuff, right? Pick […]

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Clarks Loden Green DBs Now in London…NOT!

| 14 Feb ’11 | 8 Comments
Clarks Loden Green DBs Now in London…NOT!

Sorry false report from Mr Herb Lester I’m afraid – see comments below. Herb is much apologetic, but easy mistake to make – the ‘Tobacco Suede’ are the colour of loden cloth, whereas the Loden Suede are so dark green as to be almost black. Go figure. My Loden Green desert boots arrived from the […]

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McCurrach Ties

| 7 Feb ’11 | 0 Comments
McCurrach Ties

This advert is from 1944 but the range of ties on display could be from 1964, 1984 or even 2014? I do like a tartan knit tie

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