Things aren’t always what they seem. Activists don’t always dress like paramilitary revolutionaries, and those clad in traditional clothing aren’t always so traditional.
As part of our Black History Month coverage, Ivy Style presents a gallery of images of Civil Rights icon Julian Bond, who attended Morehouse smack in the middle of the Ivy heyday, and fought for African American rights in the tasteful, understated style of corduroy sportcoats, shaggy sweaters, striped ties and buttondown collars.
And unlike the vast majority of American men who moved on to other fashions following the fall of the Ivy heyday, Bond kept loyalty to the traditional American look. David Wilder, who worked at J. Press’ New York store, recalls Bond shopping there in 2013. “He had a quiet sartorial grace,” Wilder recalls.
Bond died two years later in 2015.
Below is a short bio video about him, courtesy of The Young Turks. — CC