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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.

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The Ivy Is Always Greener Online – Beware of Coveting Thine Own Stuff

| 22 May ’14 | 0 Comments
The Ivy Is Always Greener Online – Beware of Coveting Thine Own Stuff

Loafer Envy Out East and Stuff You Find is Already Yours…

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Here We Go Again,Weejun…

| 9 May ’14 | 15 Comments
Here We Go Again,Weejun…

As anyone who’s ever attempted to maintain a blog will testify, it’s tough. Time is the biggest enemy. Next comes ease of use – from the almost book length posts of traditional blogs many of us moved to the easy sound[word]bites of Tumblr an Facebook. Whilst they both have their virtues, it’s hard to maintain […]

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Steve McQueen – Alternative Frames From the LIFE Archive

| 14 Jan ’13
Steve McQueen – Alternative Frames From the LIFE Archive

I know blogs with photos of McQueen are two a penny these days but, whilst searching for something else, I accidentally came across around fifty or so images from Life that I hadn’t seen before – basically the alternate frames from images that have been published everywhere. The reason may be the spelling mistake in […]

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Finally, Deadstock Walk-Over Dirty Bucks

| 31 Jan ’12 | 3 Comments
Finally, Deadstock Walk-Over Dirty Bucks

I knew it. Starting a tumblr blog would mean I would get lazy with the original Weejun blog. It’s just one of those things. Blogging with Tumblr is super fast and great for those images or vintage adverts that don’t need an explanation. Some things however need to be on here. A long time search […]

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Plastic Ivy – Weejuns in Dupont Corfam

| 9 Jan ’12 | 3 Comments
Plastic Ivy – Weejuns in Dupont Corfam

It’s easy to overlook the many attempts by American industry to turn oil refining byproducts into lucrative space age man made fabrics. We all know of Dacron, nylon, terylene etc when appliedto clothing but what is less well known and less remembered are the attempts to replace one of nature’s most noble fabrics. Leather. In […]

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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 […]

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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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The Young Herb Lester Circa 1963…

| 31 Mar ’11 | 0 Comments
The Young Herb Lester Circa 1963…

Looking very studious is the young Herb

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