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J Keydge, Slack Jackets – Get them whilst you still can.

J Keydge, Slack Jackets – Get them whilst you still can.

| 11 Apr ’12 | 20 Comments

Over the years one of the things I’ve found it hardest to source have been ivy sports jackets, especially jackets that can be worn in a non-ironic sense for everyday work amongst the great unwashed of non-converts. I’ve had dozens of sports jackets going back to around 1981, but almost without exception the sizing has […]

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Guest Blogger: The Woolster – Deadstock 1950s Baseball Jacket

Guest Blogger: The Woolster – Deadstock 1950s Baseball Jacket

| 8 Apr ’12 | 1 Comment

Whilst I have been in retirement due to real life workload combined with an inevitable compounded sense of being a kid in a sweetshop with toothache from the last few years intensive ebay/JSA buying sprees, I received this guest post from The Woolster in Finland, one of the farther reaches of ivy outposts but a […]

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| 9 Feb ’12 | 0 Comments

Finally started wearing/breaking in these Church’s Chapel that I’ve had for a couple of years. This model is effectively the Shannon Plain Toe Blucher but made for Italy in French Calf instead of the appalling plastic coated ‘bookbinder’ that Church has long pretended is some kind of quality leather. Here the ‘shine’ is simply daylight […]

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| 9 Feb ’12 | 0 Comments

Peter Yates Director of Robbery and Bullitt, looking very modern. This transatlantic style became almost a uniform for Brits working in Hollywood. John Rushton wore a similar ‘hacking jacket ivy’ cross around that time. Cavalry twills, button down shirts, suede chukkas. McQueen of course looking spot on in the usual playboys.

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| 9 Feb ’12 | 0 Comments

Sears 1957 Christmas Catalogue. It’s that kind of weather here today.

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| 8 Feb ’12 | 0 Comments

Lincoln Nebraska, 1963. No reason really, except the nice colours and the Penney’s store.

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| 8 Feb ’12 | 0 Comments

Thanks to The Woolster in Finland for the tip off on this one. 1960s Long Sleeved popover button down by Towncraft.

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| 8 Feb ’12 | 0 Comments

Lovely Bostonian handsewn loafers. Before Clarks of England ruined them.

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| 8 Feb ’12 | 0 Comments

Coffee Lovers of America. 1962

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| 8 Feb ’12 | 0 Comments

A rash of bad checks… Student wearing Baracuta G9. North Carolina, 1963.

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| 8 Feb ’12 | 0 Comments

Shirt, Desert Boots, Repp Tie, Surcingle Belt. 1954. Nothing changes.

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| 7 Feb ’12 | 0 Comments

I also picked up this 1960s Bayard Popover. Definitely something of a boom years ivy extremism going on at the moment. Not to mention the fact that it’s actually snowing here in London. It has an interesting pointed ‘chevron’ hem. It was so cheap even with shipping that I couldn’t pass it up. Got to […]

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