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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.

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June 29, 2009

Stuart's Clothiers, 1960


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Stuart's Clothiers on College Avenue in Ithaca, New York, was opened in 1957. Stuart's was founded by Irv Lewis and his son Stuart ("Stu"), who graduated from college and joined the family's retail clothing business in 1956. They saw a need for an exclusive men's shop near the Cornell campus and Stuart's, according to a 1968 advertisement, featured the "traditional approach and the university trend towards apparel."

Although Stuart's closed shop many years ago, Stu Lewis is still in Ithaca. If you ever find yourself in the market for house in the area, give Stu a call.

1 comment:

Chin-Chen said...

does Stuart Choice has anything to do with Paul Stuart?