The Weejun has been on a bit of a shoe spree recently on Ebay, but searching through tons of listings last weekend I found this little gem. It languished at $9.99 until yesterday when it ended whilst I asleep.
I think I had competition from someone in Korea so I had a feeling it might go fairly high.
Strangely, when I woke up I knew exactly how much I’d had to pay to snaffle it, even before I turned on my MacBook. The Susquehannock Camps are apparently a 100 year old institution in Pennsylvania for kids summmer camps. Of course 40 years on and in England, no one is going to know what it is or what that means which is all the better. The jacket itself is new old stock with tags and made by the great Maple Sportswear Company, who made loads of baseball and hockey uniforms as well as coach and varsity jackets.
I found another Maple jacket on Japanese Yahoo listings and as you can see from the photo below, the cut is identical, despite the material being corduroy in this case.
There’s just something about the cut of this jacket that really appealed to me – the deep elastic on the cuffs and stitch seamed pockets are all classic, and I like the fact that the logo is discrete for one of this style, and there’s nothing written on the back. Great for British summers where it often rains, worn with old chinos, off white Supergas and a sweatshirt.