American Trad Hits Japan The subject of American style in post war Japan, particularly Ivy has always been of interest to me. Pre-internet days one could only guess at the roots – Hollywood movies, GIs in occupation, loss of confidence in Japanese tradition after the war. Well it turns out that these are good guesses,… Continue reading Ametora – The Story of American Traditional in Japan
“Desert Boots The Way They Used to Be Made” That’s the slogan for the latest re-emergence of a classic heritage brand, Hutton aka Hutton of Northampton. For those followers of The Weejun and any online reference to suede chukkas, Hutton will of course be known as the original makers of the classic playboy chukka as… Continue reading The Return of Hutton Famous Desert Boots
De Paz, Via Ugo Bassi, Bologna One of the reasons for my blogging slowing down is that often the posts can take a negative turn and that’s no fun to write or to read. Today’s post is most definitely a positive one. These days real tradition is being rapidly lost in favour of faux heritage… Continue reading In Praise of De Paz. One of the Great Stores of The World.
(Update at the bottom – 3rd Sept 2014) I know what you’re thinking. The Weejun must have really lost the plot this time. What has the movie Casablanca and the nobel prize winning race to crack the human genome code got to do with the Ivy Look? Well, I found some kind of ivy holy… Continue reading (Updated) A Deadstock Lion of Troy Popover, Casablanca & The Genome Project
Finding one lone deadstock shirt in a usable size is never easy, but finding more than half a dozen? These things have been laying around nearly 50 years.
O’Connells gets recognition for doing things the right way.
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.
A Phoenix Risen from the Sack Cloth Ashes. The J Keydge company goes from zero to hero.
The other day I was re watching the Bedford Incident with Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier. It’s a fine movie in its own right but always fun to watch movies with some clothes spotting potential. Poitier plays a photo journalist in the Life Magazine mould who’s airlifted onto Widmark’s warship. He’s wearing a great Grenfell… Continue reading Bedford Incident Grenfell Jacket
Loafer Envy Out East and Stuff You Find is Already Yours…