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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January 1, 2010

The Muskrat Man

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"My generation of businessmen dressed up. Coat and tie every day, pants creased, shoes shined, no worn heels. Everyone wanted to look like Gregory Peck in The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. Then came retirement, and the uniform code changed dramatically: Goodbye Brooks Brothers, hello, L.L. Bean."


Williams College Review, Spring 2005


OldSchool said...

Welcome back.

Wonderful text!

Today, many college professors look like the Muskrat Man (and I don't mean on weekends).

James said...

Great post, should be given to every man upon his retirement.

Richard M said...

Good to see you back!

C.Sharp said...

Enjoyed that story. Thaks for posting.

Paul said...

I love this story! Thanks for sharing it.