New series! What’s The Weejun buying on Ebay. Probably of minor interest to anyone but me but it inspires Mrs Weejun’s daily patrol of the Royal Mail to see what new ‘Weejun Wear’ junk I’ve been spending the hard earned on. Well before I commit some heresy and say that I’m planning a post about… Continue reading What’s The Weejun Buying on Ebay? Brooks Brothers!
Mr Decline & Fall over at the FNB Ivy Talk board has dug up this great piece from The Nation back in 1998. WILTON, Maine — For four decades, Laurence Wilbur epitomized the old-fashioned American craft work that goes into each pair of Bass Weejun shoes. With his Down East twang and long snowy beard,… Continue reading Decline and Fall (Stumble?) of an American Icon
Following on from the recent post about Sero shirts, the postman called early this morning bringing a nice big box from the US of A containing eight more vintage new old stock button down shirts of various pedigrees. As you can see from the photo above (TIP: Click on Images to Expand Full Size), I… Continue reading More Vintage OCBDs – Gant ‘The Hugger’
It’s March 1983, the heady first sun of spring and I am working in Covent Garden in central London. The market has only recently been redeveloped and the narrow lanes that would later become stuffed with global cookie brands and millions of tourist were still an insider’s haunt. The Bernard Stone bookstore with its life… Continue reading A Tale of Two Shirts – Sero The Purist 26 Years On
So much encouraging feedback on forums like Film Noir Buff and Ask Andy means I will certainly be keeping up the regular posts. With Mrs Weejun’s camera this weekend I will take some snaps of some of the NOS vintage OCBDs that I’ve been picking up from a secret US stash (fortunately my size –… Continue reading Coming soon! Vintage New Old Stock Button Downs Exposed!
Part One in an occasional, but hopefully weekly series where I post images of loafer lovers from the past. Whether they are Weejuns or not..
Just a quick early morning post to say thanks to everyone who has visited this new blog in the couple of days since launch. The traffic and response has been amazing and of course leads me to be even more enthusiastic to maintain it and keep sharing the knowledge, stories and questions built up over… Continue reading The Weejun Takes Off!
Bad puns aside, having worn both the Bass Weejun and the J.M. Weston loafer over the years I do think that comparing the two, one an unlined moccassin construction handsewn loafer and the other a bench made channel stitched goodyear welted number, a bit like comparing an Alfa Romeo Duetto with a Mercedes SL –… Continue reading Bass Weejuns vs J.M. Weston – Who Wins the NY Times Shoe-tout?
I bagged this pair of original USA made Weejuns on Ebay recently. After many times looking at the images I really wasn’t sure if I wanted a pair that had this antiqued look, much less one that had been so super polished, but they looked in excellent condition and after all US made pairs in… Continue reading The Weejun Colour Hack – Stop Clowning Around!
Welcome The Weejun. Long overdue and many months in gestation, The Weejun will be my attempt to make sense of my last thirty years or so obsession with Americana, driven by movies, music and of course classic clothing. That isn’t to say there haven’t been (or still are) touches of European influence along the way… Continue reading Welcome to the Weejun