Tag: Shoes

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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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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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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Apres Ski Playboy Chukkas, Michigan 1963

| 10 Mar ’11 | 0 Comments
Apres Ski Playboy Chukkas, Michigan 1963

Unusual Playboy chukkas in what appears to be tan leather with a natural blond crepe sole…

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Pushing Weejuns On The Side. North Carolina 1963

| 9 Mar ’11 | 2 Comments
Pushing Weejuns On The Side. North Carolina 1963

Sometimes it’s hard to remember just how ubiquitous these things were. Herb Lester sent me some links to a treasure trove of vintage campus images from the Boom Period. I’ll post them as I get time, many of them need no comment but just help get that feel of the Look and how these clothes […]

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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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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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Weejun Wearer of the Week: Unknown 1940s Couple

| 29 Mar ’09 | 3 Comments
Weejun Wearer of the Week: Unknown 1940s Couple

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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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Norwegians: The Original Bass Weejuns Or Is it a Myth?

| 25 Mar ’09 | 7 Comments
Norwegians: The Original Bass Weejuns Or Is it a Myth?

Update: Thanks to Anon Trad and Nick in the Comment for pointing towards the answer! Sorry if you clicked on this post looking for a photo or something, but this morning I was reading the one millionth slightly different version of who / what / where loafers and weejuns were invented and I thought to […]

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Weejun Wearer of the Week – 1943 Bachelor-ettes

| 15 Mar ’09 | 3 Comments
Weejun Wearer of the Week – 1943 Bachelor-ettes

Weejun Wearer of the Week Well, no specific Weejun wearing in this week’s choice (maybe the girl’s foot down on the bottom right) but you can sense the presence, can’t you?

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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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