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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August 17, 2019

Brooks Brothers Madras 2019

This is an unsolicited, very short review of this (late) season's madras short sleeve sport shirts from Brooks Brothers.

They're great. The fabric is real Indian madras, a looser, airy, less uniform cotton weave than the Brooks Brothers madras of the past few years which was closer to a pinpoint oxford than Indian madras. The collar is lined, but not as heavily as their dress shirts. And they are all on sale right now at 50% off. Note: the tail of the shirt is not squared as shown in the photos on the website.

I'm begging them to offer a popover or two next year.

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