New York Times calls it “a treasure of fashion insiders,”
this book is insanely inspiring.- first published in Japan in the mid 60’s – and recently re-released in english– (order it on amazon.com)
“set Off an explosion of American-influenced “Ivy Style” fashion among students in the trendy Ginza shopping district of Tokyo”
a photojournalist scoured the american ivy league schools shooting every possible thing ‘prep’.
think gorgeous 50’s frat boys in rowing crews, pubs, biking, studying– all with the timeless, beautiful backdrop of the country’s best universities.
this book literally drips with ivy walls, vintage cars and leather elbow patches.
If you’ve ever wondered where penny loafers and letterman sweaters were made popular-
you have to get it.
It focuses on men and their clothes, perfectly encapsulating the unique academic fashion of the era. Take Ivy is now considered a definitive document of this particular style, and rare original copies are highly sought after by “trad” devotees worldwide. A small-run reprint sold out immediately and completely in 2006.
i want to tear out every page! it inspired my holiday cards this year: