Tag: 1950s

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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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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Sea of Sand Playboy Chukkas (Updated 18-01-11)

| 18 Jan ’11 | 9 Comments
Sea of Sand Playboy Chukkas (Updated 18-01-11)

I love movies from the 50s and 60s and will watch almost anything if the period is right and there is some style and clothing on display. One of the films that I can watch over and over again is the classic British war movie called Sea of Sand featuring Michael Craig and John Gregson […]

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Interwoven Hut Slippers

| 7 Jan ’11 | 0 Comments
Interwoven Hut Slippers

Now this is what I need at this time of the year. It’s freezing cold and pouring with rain outside today. This 1951 ad for sock makers Interwoven has just the right feel to it. Makes me want to order a couple of pairs via the time machine. I have my hand knitted Cowichan socks […]

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The Brooks Brothers Button Down by HTJ

| 2 Jan ’11 | 0 Comments
The Brooks Brothers Button Down by HTJ

Today’s post is simply a link to an exhaustive test made by Mr Heavy Tweed Jacket over on his eponymous blog on the current and (recent) past state of the standard for all Oxford Cloth Button Down shirts – those of Brooks Brothers. He points out that even 20 years ago the collar material was […]

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G9 x Drizzler

| 23 Dec ’10 | 3 Comments
G9 x Drizzler

One of the many cross breeds between the Baracuta G9 style of jacket and it’s main rival the McGregor Drizzler. This model by Sir Jac from 1959 has the G9 collar but with the Drizzler style beaded seam pockets. I remember buying a similar one in tan cotton from John Simons c 1993 made by […]

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Weekend Looks: The Paul Newman

| 28 Mar ’09 | 1 Comment
Weekend Looks: The Paul Newman

Paul Newman Walking on the Beach in 1957 It’s a wet weekend in Weejunland, winter not yet shrugged off. A simple post today. Just an iconic image, a new series for those days when a picture tells a thousand…

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The Look: Images and Styles That Have Influenced The Weejun – MJQ & Jimmy Giuffre

| 14 Mar ’09 | 12 Comments
The Look: Images and Styles That Have Influenced The Weejun – MJQ & Jimmy Giuffre

Back in the early 1981 there were very few jazz LPs from the golden age of modern jazz in print. As such we relied on the vagaries of the record companies to reissue random titles. There were almost no concerted themed reissues. Those that were most interesting often seemed to be from France or Germany. […]

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What’s Wrong Old Bean? LL Ain’t What It Used To Be

| 10 Mar ’09 | 13 Comments
What’s Wrong Old Bean? LL Ain’t What It Used To Be

Yesterday’s post of some wonderful vintage LL Bean hunting gear from a LIFE magazine feature in 1941, led to The Weejun being followed on Twitter by LL Bean’s Head of PR. This set to me to thinking about bringing forward a piece I’ve been planning since first starting The Weejun, and that is the evolution […]

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What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Florsheim Imperials!

| 9 Mar ’09 | 4 Comments
What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Florsheim Imperials!

Last night I lost an auction for a pair of vintage Weejuns that I’d been watching for ten days. The seller had agreed to ship to the UK, which was very nice of him, but at the last second when my bid went in I got an error message from Ebay saying seller hadn’t selected […]

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The Hathaway Shirts Eye Patch Gent

| 5 Mar ’09 | 5 Comments
The Hathaway Shirts Eye Patch Gent

In amongst the batch of vintage new old stock button down shirts I received from the USA earlier this week were two identical Hathaway  white button downs from the 1960s. As well as the fact that unlike almost every other manufacturer of Brooks knock off oxford shirts, these have no placket on the front. I […]

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What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Brooks Brothers!

| 3 Mar ’09 | 5 Comments
What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Brooks Brothers!

New series! What’s The Weejun buying on Ebay. Probably of minor interest to anyone but me but it inspires Mrs Weejun’s daily patrol of the Royal Mail to see what new ‘Weejun Wear’ junk I’ve been spending the hard earned on. Well before I commit some heresy and say that I’m planning a post about […]

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