This morning at Masculine Interiors I put up a gallery of 14 Harvard student rooms circa 1899. No idea if the inhabitants were the turn-of-the-century equivalent of bros.
Today is International Pipe Smoking Day. You don’t need to be a young fogey or Republican to celebrate it, though it probably helps.
Pictured above is a photo that originally appeared in LIFE Magazine in 1963. You can buy a print of it at AllPosters.com where it bears the title “Pipe Smokers Listening to Speech by Senator Barry M. Goldwater at Young Republican Convention.”
Puff away. It’ll help you stay warm. — CC
Perhaps the heyday of the Ivy League Look began not in the ’50s, but the moment after World War II’s detente.
In this 1945 New Yorker cartoon, a soldier returns home from the war and is told by his mother to immediately get himself some mufti at Brooks Brothers to show that everything is all right in the world. — CC
Inspired by our frigid Northeastern temperatures, I performed a Google search for snowy campuses and found some lovely images. Forget the crappy, icy, snowy mess outside your door and daydream over the beauty of snow-covered traditional architecture at institutions of higher learning.
Above, UVA. Below, Brown:
There’s smoke on your computer screen, thanks to this selection of ads from the late ’40s and ’50s, mostly from the Daily Princetonian and Yale Daily News.
Leave a comment if this post inspires any of you young men to take up the briar. Chens started at age 21. — CS & CC (Continue)
After nearly six months of silence, the blog known as The Ivy League Look — where commentary by the anonymous curator is “kept to a minimum” — came back with a post yesterday with the 1965 ad above for campus clothes from Benoits.
Head over there to check out the well organized collection of advertisements, photos and articles related to the Ivy heyday.