Welcome to The Ivy League Look

This blog presents a historical view through articles, photographs, reminiscences, and advertisements, of an American style of men's fashion of the mid-20th century known as "The Ivy League Look" or "The Ivy Look."

This blog will not present modern-day iterations of this "look"; it will be shown in its original context as an American style worn during this specific era. Author commentary will be kept to a minimum.

This is not a commercial site and links to commercial sites will not be posted.

April 15, 2009

"No one got pleats."

We always had some waist suppression, more than Brooks and Press. We were always slightly more updated than they were. No one is pure anymore, but Brooks was there first with readymade clothing. When readymade came into being, both Brooks and Press were very pure with three buttons and virtually no shaping. My father was greatly influenced by that because he worked for Press. We didn’t have darts, but we had a little more side suppression. But it was a very fine difference.

- Paul Winston, Chipp

Please read the entire interview here:

Ivy Style - Chipp Off the Old Block

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