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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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August 29, 2009

Clint Eastwood, 1971

In the opening scene of Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan is wearing a three-button herringbone tweed jacket (two cuff buttons), a burgundy sweater vest, a burgundy/navy Guards tie, and charcoal wool trousers (slim cut, cuffed).

Doctor: Sure, Harry. We can save the leg.
Harry Callahan: What are you going to do with those?
Doctor: Going to cut your pants off.
Harry Callahan: No. I'll take them off.
Doctor: It'll hurt.
Harry Callahan: $29.50, let it hurt.
[that's about $165 in 2009 dollars]

1 comment:

Alexei said...

It must have been a conscious decision of the director,costume designer, and likely Eastwood himself to have Harry Callahan dress in a manner that is more of the early 60s than of the early 70s. Making inspector Callahan stand out all the more against the prevailing fashions of the era. Even his dress style is reactionary! And only the finest bespoke will do (can't have any unsightly .45 magnum bulge!).