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.

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June 26, 2009

Zoot Sims at Monterey, 1971

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Paul Slaughter Photography via JazzWax

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This photo reminds me…

Used to go to San Francisco’s Pier 24, on The Embarcadero, in the 1972-74 era when it was still the original rundown tavern hanging precariously over the water. It was a wonderful, unpretentious, inexpensive place with live jazz on the weekends in an area mostly vacant while then-obsolete, mostly empty finger piers awaited their fate.

The most popular Pier 24 jazz performer – name long forgotten – always wore impeccable Ivy League clothing, usually including a tweed sport coat for perpetually chilly SF evenings. He was killed in a plane wreck.

I left SF in ’74. The club at Pier 24 was “redeveloped” – i.e., destroyed – long ago. Haven’t gone back. Probably never will.

Thanks for the posting.