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 12, 2009

Clothing Moves Toward Greater Comfort, 1954

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"The most important trend in men's suits is the swing to natural shoulders. The natural-looking suit is in sharp contrast to the exaggerated lines and padding of older suits. The width of shoulders is the outstanding feature of this model. It has minimum padding, narrow lapels and higher notch."


NYT - 9/26/54 via the FNB Talk Ivy Forum

1 comment:

Richard M said...

Back when most men looked presentable...