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.

May 8, 2009

Adler crew socks (still $1), 1962, 1965

Ad from The Cornell Daily Sun, 10/18/65 (click to enlarge)

Ad from The Tech (MIT), 11/7/62 (click to enlarge)

"They were the rage at Southern universites in the late 50s-early 60s.They were sort of fuzzy, and the tag carried a strong warning against ever bleaching them. Therefore, everyone did bleach them and, as a result, they turned slightly orangish-yellowish. They also wore holes at the heels awfully quickly. With their unique color, they were just the thing to wear with your BD short sleeve madras shirt, khaki trousers, tan Baracuta G-9 jacket and Weejuns."


Andy's Trad Forum - Ken C. Pollock, 6/16/07

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your blog says they were men's sox, but we girls wore them in H.S. with our Gross Point Loafers. Very "preppy" back in the day: 1963-1966 in Muskegon, MI.