Recent Finds: Deadstock Laurence J Smith (Laurence Odie) 5 Ply Cashmere ‘Shetland’

Today was one of those glorious autumn days, crisp clear air and brilliant blue sky. Perfect day for suede jackets and corduroy jeans, so I decided to head to John Simons to fulfil my latest part in the transatlantic ivy exchange with Fred in LA. He’d ordered a bunch of stuff from JSA and I… Continue reading Recent Finds: Deadstock Laurence J Smith (Laurence Odie) 5 Ply Cashmere ‘Shetland’

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Recent Finds: 1950s Deadstock Montgomery Ward Suede Bomber

Every now and again it’s possible to come across something extraordinary when searching for vintage American clothing. Suede jackets are something I’ve always loved but vintage suede can be very funky in the worst possible sense and the vintage aroma can take months to clear. Some items are better not cleaned as suede cleaning chemical… Continue reading Recent Finds: 1950s Deadstock Montgomery Ward Suede Bomber

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Vintage GANT Chambray Popover

Just picked up this interesting 1970s GANT chambray popover from Zach at Newton Street Vintage. A slightly odd mix of 60s style S/S pullover shirt and chambray work shirt, but nevertheless one that looks like it works. 1970s GANT collars were usually great, and this one has the requisite third collar button and locker loop.… Continue reading Vintage GANT Chambray Popover

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The Ivy Shearling Car Coat. Sawyer of Napa for LL Bean circa 1969.

The Shearling Coat. Where do we begin with this? The shearling or sheepskin coat has a checkered history on the Anglo side of the pond. A post war staple worn by the Chelsea set in their Austin Healeys with suede chukkas and a windowpane check viyella shirt (also worn by the girls – think Maggie… Continue reading The Ivy Shearling Car Coat. Sawyer of Napa for LL Bean circa 1969.

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