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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."

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April 1, 2010

Campus Style, Princeton, 1960






Source:

Google's LIFE image archives

12 comments:

K.S. Anthony said...

Flip-flops: a regrettable choice of Ivy footwear for over 50 years.

smorris said...

I was about to express my befuddlement until I looked at the date. Nicely done. ;)

K.S. Anthony said...

Oh, well played, old sport. Now pass me a hank so I can wipe the egg off my face.

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, the Bornstein crew.

heavy tweed jacket said...

Nice one. Looks like a fun afternoon, though. At least I hope it was the afternoon.

Ron A. said...

Good one!!

Jovan said...

You ALMOST had me here. Nicely done.

OldSchool said...

Truly disturbing to see that flip-flops were being worn at Princeton in 1960.

Southern California, yes, but Princeton? So, the decline had already begun then.

Nick said...

Slow clap.

DAG said...

I had to look twice - 1960 looks much like today - nice pics.

Anonymous said...

I mean, some of them are still dressed nicely.

Anonymous said...

lol some of these comments...

Not 60's.. flip flops, Indian and African-americans.

Fascinating how upper class Indian americans are carrying some of the sharper dressed traditions today, though perhaps not here. Find your local Anglo-american with shrunken posture, lack of sun, and various pieces of metal stretching his skin at your local Starbucks.