Ametora – The Story of American Traditional in Japan

Ametora by David Marx is Out Now

American Trad Hits Japan The subject of American style in post war Japan, particularly Ivy has always been of interest to me. Pre-internet days one could only guess at the roots – Hollywood movies, GIs in occupation, loss of confidence in Japanese tradition after the war. Well it turns out that these are good guesses,… Continue reading Ametora – The Story of American Traditional in Japan

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(Updated) A Deadstock Lion of Troy Popover, Casablanca & The Genome Project

(Update at the bottom – 3rd Sept 2014) I know what you’re thinking. The Weejun must have really lost the plot this time. What has the movie Casablanca and the nobel prize winning race to crack the human genome code got to do with the Ivy Look? Well, I found some kind of ivy holy… Continue reading (Updated) A Deadstock Lion of Troy Popover, Casablanca & The Genome Project

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Bedford Incident Grenfell Jacket

The other day I was re watching the Bedford Incident with Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier. It’s a fine movie in its own right but always fun to watch movies with some clothes spotting potential. Poitier plays a photo journalist in the Life Magazine mould who’s airlifted onto Widmark’s warship. He’s wearing a great Grenfell… Continue reading Bedford Incident Grenfell Jacket