Vintage Clarks Desert Boot Ads

When my good friend Herb Lester is not out visiting the weird wonderful and downright excellent in specialist stores and entertainment, he seems to be most often found by the fireside leafing through a mountain of vintage Esquire magazines from the 50s and 60s, iPhone camera at hand, ready to email The Weejun the choicest… Continue reading Vintage Clarks Desert Boot Ads

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The Sociables – The Art of Hand Drawn Ads

One of the things that strikes reading through any vintage magazine is the amount of illustration compared with photography in advertising. It’s hard to realise today, but paying someone (often a staff illustrator) was much cheaper than using a photographer for colour and more effective than using cheaper black and white photography. Until the advent… Continue reading The Sociables – The Art of Hand Drawn Ads

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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… Continue reading G9 x Drizzler

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LL Bean Maine Hunting Shoe

When I started this blog back in 2009 I bemoaned the state of LL Bean and how it had slipped into a kind of evil catalogue mumsiness perhaps beyond any hope of return. Bean’s PR machine contacted me and told me there was great excitement about a new ‘heritage’ line they were working on. Well,… Continue reading LL Bean Maine Hunting Shoe

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Voyles ‘Bumpers’ Early 60s

Interesting Paraboot Micheal-style shoes from early 60s showing the two eyelet deep vamp moccasin was popular in the US. In the 80s Paraboot comeback there were a lot of models that featured the split toe seam sporting a double stitiched ‘cover’ like this model. Paraboot themselves sold one that had more stitching detail that the… Continue reading Voyles ‘Bumpers’ Early 60s

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