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, […]
“Desert Boots The Way They Used to Be Made” That’s the slogan for the latest re-emergence of a classic heritage brand, Hutton aka Hutton of Northampton. For those followers of The Weejun and any online reference to suede chukkas, Hutton will of course be known as the original makers of the classic playboy chukka as […]
De Paz, Via Ugo Bassi, Bologna One of the reasons for my blogging slowing down is that often the posts can take a negative turn and that’s no fun to write or to read. Today’s post is most definitely a positive one. These days real tradition is being rapidly lost in favour of faux heritage […]
(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 […]
Finding one lone deadstock shirt in a usable size is never easy, but finding more than half a dozen? These things have been laying around nearly 50 years.
This week I took my advice and went looking into my deadstock items instead of buying more stuff online. I came up with these classic 1970s soft tan Weejuns.
An unusual and interesting movie from director Ralph Nelson and featuring Sidney wearing the all out Lee Westerners 101 sateen suit with rough out boots. A look that’s hard to pull off. I’ve yet to wear my Japanese reissue 101J with the matching pants. You need a perfect day and a Leith Surfer T in […]
I know blogs with photos of McQueen are two a penny these days but, whilst searching for something else, I accidentally came across around fifty or so images from Life that I hadn’t seen before – basically the alternate frames from images that have been published everywhere. The reason may be the spelling mistake in […]