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.… Continue reading The Look: Images and Styles That Have Influenced The Weejun – MJQ & Jimmy Giuffre
The ‘New’ Weejun Dover. Dump It Off the White Cliffs, I Say. This blog is supposed to be a positive celebration of Americana but this week there’s been a bit of a negative tone about where some of the classic US brands are today. It’s not really my place to have a dig at these… Continue reading The Devil Wears… Bass Weejuns?
Back in 2000 I was sent on a mission to LA on behalf of well known TV company to talk to Warner Bros about why they didn’t really need to buy into Warner’s own version of the internet, called Entertaindom, instead of using the real internet for free. Strange but true. Anyway the point is… Continue reading Shoes I Have Loved: Vintage Bass Weejuns 2 Tie Moccasins
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… Continue reading What’s Wrong Old Bean? LL Ain’t What It Used To Be
Whatever you think of the mumsy style of LL Bean these days and the self-butchering of their own heritage, once upon a time it was about as hard core as you could get if you wanted a spot of upland hunting. This photo series appeared in LIFE magazine in 1941. Some elements are still available… Continue reading L.L Bean – Hunting Gear from 1941
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… Continue reading What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Florsheim Imperials!
‘Teenager Dressing in Her Brother’s Pants’ – 1943 You couldn’t make up a caption like that…. I wonder what’s in the shoe organiser on the back of the door?
New Series Over many years there have been certain movies, record covers, or just stills that have captured the essence of a look that has inspired the Weejun towards a better wardrobe. Inspired by some of the great posts over at Film Noir Buff I decide to start a new series with some of the… Continue reading The Look: Images and Styles That Have Influenced The Weejun
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… Continue reading The Hathaway Shirts Eye Patch Gent
Found on Google images – unknown young lady modelling her weejuns… Well this post has caused some stir in Ivy Land, so here are some images from the anonymous weejun wearing woman. For those who are actually into this stuff for ‘personal’ reasons here’s the link to the whole 152 photos. LL Bean Camp Mocs… Continue reading Weejun Wearer of The Week – Unknown Model