Church’s Chapel Plain Toe Blucher

Finally started wearing/breaking in these Church’s Chapel that I’ve had for a couple of years. This model is effectively the Shannon Plain Toe Blucher but made for Italy in French Calf instead of the appalling plastic coated ‘bookbinder’ that Church has long pretended is some kind of quality leather. Here the ‘shine’ is simply daylight… Continue reading Church’s Chapel Plain Toe Blucher

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Peter Yates Director of Robbery and Bullitt, looking very modern. This transatlantic style became almost a uniform for Brits working in Hollywood. John Rushton wore a similar ‘hacking jacket ivy’ cross around that time. Cavalry twills, button down shirts, suede chukkas. McQueen of course looking spot on in the usual playboys.

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Sears 1957 Christmas Catalogue. It’s that kind of weather here today.

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Lincoln Nebraska, 1963. No reason really, except the nice colours and the Penney’s store.

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Thanks to The Woolster in Finland for the tip off on this one. 1960s Long Sleeved popover button down by Towncraft.

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Lovely Bostonian handsewn loafers. Before Clarks of England ruined them.

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Coffee Lovers of America. 1962

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A rash of bad checks… Student wearing Baracuta G9. North Carolina, 1963.

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Shirt, Desert Boots, Repp Tie, Surcingle Belt. 1954. Nothing changes.

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1960’s Bayard Popover

I also picked up this 1960s Bayard Popover. Definitely something of a boom years ivy extremism going on at the moment. Not to mention the fact that it’s actually snowing here in London. It has an interesting pointed ‘chevron’ hem. It was so cheap even with shipping that I couldn’t pass it up. Got to… Continue reading 1960’s Bayard Popover

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