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.

Showing posts with label Yale. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yale. Show all posts

April 3, 2011

A backwoods conversation, 1967

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The Daily Princetonian - 3/16/67

April 19, 2010

Andover, 1962

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John "Jackie" Morrison, 16, at Andover in 1962. Graduated from Yale in 1967. An esteemed hockey player (All-Ivy, All-American).


LIFE magazine - 1/19/62

March 26, 2010

Gentree Ltd. of New Haven

Gentree Ltd. was a men's clothier located at 194 York Street in New Haven, Connecticut. The building was owned, as were many on that street (including J. Press), by Yale University.

Lester Isenberg, Yale '31, was the proprietor of Gentree Ltd. until he sold the business to Sills, Inc., in 1978. Sills operated Gentree Ltd., with Isenberg retained in a managerial role, for about a year. In 1980 the clothing store was converted to a pub.

All articles and advertisements below appeared in the Yale Daily News from 1947 to 1948. Click each to get an enlarged image.

Article from the Yale Daily News - 10/21/1980:

Gentree label, date uncertain:

March 25, 2010

Warhol, Hockney and friends, 1963

Circa 1963– Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and David Goodman — Image © Dennis Hopper via The Selvedge Yard and artnet

March 11, 2010

Conformists, WASPs and Preppies, 1968

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New York Times News Service - November 1968

February 11, 2010

Yale, Through the Years

Skull and Bones 1861

Crew, Freshmen, Class of 1907

Crew, 1907

Crew, 1910

[Notice the change in collar style from 1907 to 1910]

Golf team, 1929




Whiffenpoofs, 1949

Debate Association officers, 1949-1950

Pierson College, 1950


Berkeley College, 1957




Amy Solomon, the first woman to register at Yale, 1969

Yale Chauvinist Pig, tie for the 30th reunion of the Class of 1940 in 1970



Yale University Library - The Manuscripts and Archives Digital Images Database (MADID)

January 14, 2010

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29, 1968

Alumni Day, Harvard, 1968

"Stunning the Yale defense with two touchdowns, two two-point conversions, and an onside kick, the Crimson played its way back into the game and into the annals of history. The final score may have been a tie, but the celebratory home crowd rushing the field indicated that it was anything but, leading The Crimson to print its famed headline “Harvard beats Yale 29-29.” (The Harvard Crimson, 11/21/08)

You could do worse with your time than spend 105 minutes of it watching the documentary "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29", as I did last week. There's not a second devoted to The Ivy League Look, but don't let that stop you. And if you suffer from severe politicophobia, don't worry. While both Al Gore (Harvard '69 and roommate of Tommy Lee Jones, who played offensive guard for Harvard) and George Bush (Yale '68, first cousin of the filmmaker and roommate of Yale tackle Ted Livingston) are mentioned, neither appear in the film.

December 10, 2009

J. Press Shaggy Dog ®, 1968

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...and for just $6 more be sure to get a "Turtle Neck Bib."


Yale Daily News - 9/3/68

October 21, 2009

Gant, 1967

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Yale Daily News - 4/6/67

October 13, 2009

October 7, 2009

J. Press, 1948

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Yale Daily News - 3/24/48

2009 vs. 1948...

October 5, 2009

Cyrus Vance, 1967

US envoy Cyrus R. Vance meeting with Pres. of Cyprus Archbishop Makarios.


Google's LIFE photo archive