Botolph.You are right it was the Tobacco,in fact I do remember that but I thought it was the colour not the name of the trainer !.
The ones I had were a dark brown suede and the stripes were the same colour,interesting to see that the new retro ones aren't the same shade of brown and that they have stripes of a different colour.
Getting back on topic ( well a bit more ) are you noticing any resurgence in Mod / Ivy fashion at the moment,a lot of ( rubbish IMO ) items in the shops here.
Classic "casual" gear, the Tobacco. Got an original pair and a reissue.
As far as mod and/or Ivy, there's definitely a resurgence in fashion shops here... but tweaked, shrunken, distorted, and --for lack of a better term-- reimagined. Classic gear with no idea.
Funny how "the look" is viewed by outsiders or fringes-of-subcultures types. The other day I was wearing a white/green university striped oxfor buttondown under a camel "skinhead" cardigan, nice selvedge jeans, tan longwing brogues, and a sheepskin coat-- a pretty classic "skinhead ensemble". My employees/staff (many of whom keep up with current fashions and trends) all had comments like "wow, GQ!", or "damn, M__ is stylin' today", etc. insinuating that I was fashionably current or something.
So yeah I do think that some of the look is "in" at the moment. I think also that the look is somehow more appreciated than it was say, twenty years ago.