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Esquire Magazine shoe wardrobe, Fall 1939. Note the Monk Shoe, the Chukka Boot (2 Eyelets of course) and the Norwegian Algonquin already in evidence. Source

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My favourite is 16K23 – White Buckskin with Red Goat Leather, Rubber Soles. This is from 1915!

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Somehow manages to make the 1964 original from Take Ivy look like 1994.

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Button-downed protest. SF 1965

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Corduroy on campus. 1960s California.

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San Francisco obscenity fracas. Student reading The Spider, SF. 1965

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gibsonssyllabus: From a ‘Time Out’ special on Covent Garden, 16-22 July 1986. “Peripatetic preppies catered for at J Simons.” John Simons is on the stool at the right. It looks as though the old till hadn’t yet arrived, though it’s gratifying to see the legendary J Simons shoe stretcher proudly on display. John now of… Continue reading Untitled

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gibsonssyllabus: Two studies in Ivy style on two of my oldest friends. Top : Mr Collins in Cambridge Nov 1987 in tartan Baracuta G9 and tortoiseshell Anglo-Americans. Bottom : Mr Isaacs in Paris Sept 1988 in Brooks Brothers blue oxford and Linett Ivy League sports jacket, purchased from J.Simons. We still dress this way today, with one… Continue reading Untitled

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gibsonssyllabus: Every time you order some mail order shirts from the wonderful Mercer & Sons in Yarmouth, Maine they send your goods wrapped up in an off-cut of one of their fabrics along with a delightful sprinkling of some of their dinky little swatches. There’ll always be a hand-written note thrown in. The effect is… Continue reading Untitled

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