Been a bit tardy with post recently due to other commitments, but fear not I’ve been clipping ads of interest behind the scenes and will be posting some of them over the next week or so. As well as the odd more in depth piece, sometimes it’s nice just to look at stuff, right? Pick… Continue reading A Man You Can Lean On, That’s Klopman (1966)
I don’t normally re-blog the work of others, but sometimes you come across something that’s too good not to share. Take the very excellent The Ivy League Look blog’s recent post on the CIA having issues wearing Ivy League style…. … and the Russian KGB trying to mimic it! Always great posts from The Ivy… Continue reading I Was a CIA Ivy Look Spy!
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… Continue reading Clarks Loden Green DBs Now in London…NOT!
I recently discovered that for years I’d been buying OCBDs from Brooks Brothers in the wrong size. Too big. I think it all started in the 80s when I was either buying from FLIP (no choice but to fit into what they had on offer) or then later in the decade when picking up some… Continue reading Deadstock Brooks Brothers OCBDs
This advert is from 1944 but the range of ties on display could be from 1964, 1984 or even 2014? I do like a tartan knit tie
Keith Highlander is one of the lesser known names in the great pantheon of classic American shoemakers. Once a household name, these days it hardly warrants a mention on the tradly forums where Alden is God (and Allen Edmonds a mere disciple). But if you look back in time and see the advertisements in the… Continue reading 1960s Deadstock Keith Highlanders Long Wing Brogues
For those who think driving shoes are some Italian invention from post Tod’s 1985 creation check out these fantastic shoes featured in Town magazine in 1964. Another great scan and tip courtesy of that Herb Lester
It’s the first day of February, the snowdrops are coming out and we’ve had the first day of sun this week since the start of the year. Naturally, thoughts turn to preparing for warner weather and what’s more indicative of that than a great pair of classic sunglasses. I’ve just picked up a couple of… Continue reading Vintage Ray Ban Shooters