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 31, 2009

Norman Hilton, 1963

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 5/11/63


Richard M said...

George Frazier considerd Norman Hilton the best styled ready to wear suit in America.

Anonymous said...

In 1963, even a $75 suit had some hand work. Every $15-$20 was a different customer. $140 for a Norman Hilton was pricey. America was full of manufacturing and tailor shops, largely filled by first and second generation immigrants. While there were better hand-made suits, like Oxxford and DeRegatis, Norman Hilton was the top of its class of natural shoulder silhouettes and made the purest form. Any better specialty men's store that wanted the natural shoulder trade carried Norman Hilton. And Gant Shirts, too.