Ahoy Pinoy

Anton Miranda was featured here at Ivy Style in 2017 and is an active member of our Facebook group. A few days ago the resident of the Philippines published an essay about how he discovered Ivy and prep style — or rather how it discovered him.

He writes:

Through the years, my conviction for this style has grown. Looking back on how it’s evolved with me, my attachment to it must come from the fact that it’s always been there, and probably always will—this part of who I am, this sensibility that extends beyond mere garments. A preference for past traditions. Wearing a herringbone sport coat to dinner. A windswept approach to life and a loose reverence for the rules, reflected in Oxfords that are never ironed too perfectly, in sloppily cuffed pant hems. Vacations spent at some summer house in Fuego or surfing in La Union that would lead to a reliance on Madras, seersucker, and never enough stripes. Missy finding herself in my closet by way of dogs (followed by ducks, lobsters, etc.) embroidered on chinos. Endless horseback rides leading to a deep appreciation of the great Ralph Lauren and the equine nature of his work. Early exposure to Papa’s boots—alive up to now—that translated later into two of my favorite pairs: the Alden 9694F penny loafers and a pair of L.L. Bean duck boots that hopefully live just as long. And let us never forget those Lacoste polo shirts.

Check out the whole piece here, and congrats, Anton. — CC

14 Comments on "Ahoy Pinoy"

  1. “Uniforms were mandatory throughout my entire academic life.”

  2. Old School Tie | March 11, 2019 at 1:26 pm |

    Hmmm. I fear I will never overcome my distaste for fake collegiate or members ties. You either went somewhere or are a member of something and entitled to wear the tie or not. Generally speaking, the better the place, the better the tie.

  3. Charlottesville | March 11, 2019 at 2:08 pm |

    Nice to see a young man who knows what he likes and who likes Ivy/prep. Very best wishes to you, Anton.

  4. @OldSchool

    Am I entitled to wear a Ben Silver tie with griffins?

  5. MacMcConnell | March 11, 2019 at 2:40 pm |

    Everyone knows one isn’t allowed to wear griffins unless one attended Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, Mo.

  6. Trevor Jones | March 11, 2019 at 3:33 pm |

    Ehhhh don’t mind the noise, you look great! Clean, classic and fun. Inspiring me to take another look at my embroidered pants.

  7. Hardbopper | March 11, 2019 at 5:05 pm |

    Top right photo. Nothing beats a coat and tie (C&T) on an ocbd. Good job.

  8. whiskeydent | March 11, 2019 at 5:40 pm |

    And no one can wear skull and bones unless he or she were a former Rockport-Fulton Fighting Pirate on the Texas coast.

  9. If it’s a “fake” tie, what alumni or members are there to complain?

  10. Ezra Cornell | March 12, 2019 at 2:16 am |

    Kudos to CC for again highlighting the wide range of Trad/Ivy dressers. Anton looks great!

  11. There is no mention of the stores where Anton shops regularly. Does he buy Ivy brands online from the US or can he visit local retailers in the Philippines?

  12. Looking sharp, brother.


  13. Old School Tie | March 12, 2019 at 7:52 pm |

    You can all wear whatever ties you wish. I just wouldn’t wear a facsimile of a club tie myself, whether it looked just like some real club tie or one of those fanciful RL jobs. I am not going to bother wearing someone else’s old school tie when I can wear my own or some lovely ancient madder number. That’s just me. Christian, you go ahead and wear your griffin adorned tie, I am sure the Old Winnetonkonians won’t mind a bit.

  14. Anyone recognize the blue vest in the last picture? I’ve not seen a vest with a collar this style.

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