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
My favourite is 16K23 – White Buckskin with Red Goat Leather, Rubber Soles. This is from 1915!
Somehow manages to make the 1964 original from Take Ivy look like 1994.
Button-downed protest. SF 1965
Corduroy on campus. 1960s California.
San Francisco obscenity fracas. Student reading The Spider, SF. 1965
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
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
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