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.

August 5, 2009

The New York Wasp, 1974

(click it...seersucker and a striped repp tie)

...The threat to the Waspocracy seemed dire. If the children of paradise were fed up with the idea of Brooks Brothers suits, lunch with dad at the Union Club, well-executed curtsies at the cotillion, and keeping blots off the old escutcheon, then the species couldn't survive beyond the plump and docile Eisenhower generation. But the doomsayers underestimated two things: the depression that inevitably follows protest, and the allure of the True Wasp life-style.

Complete article:

New York Magazine - 8/12/74, p. 27

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