Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Can The Ivy League Style Make A Full Return?
The question is can Ivy League Style Make a full recovery and once again reach its peak in American Society. First, I think it is important to recognize that the style never truly went away. Old money WASP establishments, Ralph Lauren, J Press, etc. have helped to preserve its mystique since its decline in the 1970s. But to question whether it can once again reach its peak can only be answered with a no! I just don't think the elements are there. Yes, we have a tradshpere of bloggers, Ralph, and Brooks to continue with Ivy Style, but we don't have as many traditional men's shops that offer traditional Ivy Style clothes. Personally, the Ivy Style from the thirties-sixties is such a foreign notion to the youth of today, that I don't think it can be restored to original form. Ask a teenager what a 3/2 roll is, and I bet they stare at you endlessly. However, shows like Gossip Girl have help to restore some prominence in the youthful attire, but to truly call their clothing Ivy is a stretch.
Do I really care if the style makes a full comeback.....no! However, I still plan to embrace it and all of its joys until I die. In the meantime, let's enjoy some Ivy League photos.
This is a great look that I embrace often in winter months.
A nice Ivy League haircut !
Blair could wear a trash bag, and I would love it. This is her at Yale week!