Back to the source. Autumn soon upon us in the northern hemispshere but still time to wear those classic Maine made weejuns. As long as it doesn’t rain of course. They are getting harder to replace… Worth mentioning that my 1960s boxed Bass Weejuns N734 pair are for sale. Offers?
Classic H.I.S advert and incredibly from 1966. This could be a modern ad for the art of dressing UP. not DOWN. However, back in 66 this was the adman’s idea of a real slob. As an aside, the Jack Purcell sneakers were a B.F. Goodrich product back then, a rival to Converse before they took… Continue reading Some Guys Are Just Born Slobs…H.I.S 1966
What’s up with The Weejun then? Last week it was 24 Celsius and I was posting about duffle coats. Today it’s like official winter outside and I’m wearing the end of summer madras (actually a Gant Rugger one I picked up for £20 at their factory store). Whatever next? Still yet to wear my 60s… Continue reading Laughter in Madras
After out of season duffle coats, back to in-season madras style checks from 1966 – Arrow Cum Laude Sanforized All Cotton Button Downs…
Last week I posted on the search for classic duffle coats and their extraordinary hybrid history and promised details of a coat that I’d found that was a really great mix of the wooden toggles and sisal fastenings of the Gloverall Montgomery with the more wearable 60s style tartan lined pancake hood models. Duffle coats… Continue reading One You Can Buy: Original Montgomery Duffle Coat
This site is fast becoming an hommage to the Playboy rather than the Weejun it seems. But perhaps that can be forgiven when the Weejun is fairly ubiquitous and easy to find in comparison to decent playboys. Well, thanks to a pseudonimous tip off yesterday morning from FNB contributor and fellow crepe sole enthusiast Tom,… Continue reading One You Can Buy: Verginia Shoe Playboys – Japan via Portugal
In the history of 20th Century menswear there are some items that are simply iconic and transcend both fashion and geography. These days most of those items would probably be American – sweatshirts, trainers, jeans just as examples. However, there are a few items that are considered intrinsically British wherever in the world they are… Continue reading Ivy Originals: The Duffle Coat
The other day I was having breakfast watching a fun movie with Fred Astaire and Burgess Meredith called Second Chorus from 1940. The pair play perennial flunkers at an unnamed East Coast Ivy establishment, who run the college big band and make so much money from it they never want to graduate. Until, that is,… Continue reading Hutton’s Original Playboys Spotted – in 1940!
More Ivy Style campus images, Harringtons (Baracuta and London Fog style), Levis Cords and unusually, tan penny loafers in evidence. Also campus style cat, the must have accessory (along with a monkey, of course).
I know, I know. I’ve not blogged for months and here I am starting another ‘series’ theme. But The Weejun has been very busy indeed and little time to justice to the topics at hand. I’ve had a hiatus from buying/collecting but like the plant itself, Ivy has been creeping back into my life causing… Continue reading Ivy on Campus: Part 1