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 how Uniqlo this year is better than Brooks Brothers (at least the rubbish they are selling in London, Hong Kong and Beijing – I know, the Weejun is a real city name dropper).
But back in the day Brooks was Brooks. At 16 I bought a much treasured copy of the soundtrack to Peter Gunn with a David Stone Martin-style drawing of Gunn on the back cover and in the liner notes something about Gunn being modern and wearing ‘gray flannel from Brooks Brothers’. That was all the clue I needed as to where to find ‘movie clothes’. Not easy in London in 1982 though.
Anyway back to present day and despite being depressed by Brooks’ London store I still trawl the ‘Bay for choice items.
Picked up both of these over night with the old sniper. The ‘cord stripe’ (what is that called, that isn’t seersucker but fine woven ridges?) jacket came in at a whopping £3.74, the beautiful chambray patch pockets piece at £21.00.
I love it when sellers hang the jackets and do up the top button on a 3/2 roll! Gives me confidence they know not what they sell.
However, I’ve bought enough pieces on Ebay to know how seller’s stretch the truth (or at least their tape measures) in their descriptions so I will only get excited when they arrive and actually fit and don’t smell of dead Southern lawyers.
I will of course report on them when they arrive. If they don’t fit I shall be offering them up for resale.
Just for Mr Decline & Fall here’s a scan of the front cover of that Peter Gunn LP, originally on RCA Victor if I recall.