Historical Perspectives of a 'natural shoulder' Style
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.
After working 2 years in a large Midwest department store, Ed Michtom opened a men’s clothing store at 306 East Main Street in 1947. Michtom bought his merchandise direct from the factory and offered the best brands of clothing and shoes, along with tailoring, pressing and finishing services.
The tux that features authentic "Ivy" Styling in every detail: natural shoulders with minimum padding . . . Narrowed sleeves . . . smoother through chest and waist . . . slender lapels, center vent, flap pockets.