Ivy Trendwatch: GQ UK Does Ivy League Fashion Shoot

Fri 20 Mar 2015 - Filed under: Ivy Trendwatch — Christian
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We haven’t had anything to classify as Ivy Trendwatch in some time, but today the UK edition of GQ Style unveiled a video, apparently of a photo shoot entitled “Jocks & Nerds.” It features a campus setting with penny loafers and white socks, bicycles and sweaters with class year, plus the usual tedious model antics presented in a quick-edit format.

According to this page on the magazine’s website, “See the most stylish undergrads of Harvard, Yale and Brown flying the flag for preppy spirit in an Ivy League editorial.”

Apparently the fashion shoot is not available on the website, but I was able to find one shot on British GQ’s Instagram page:

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Perhaps the “Take Ivy” trend of several years ago has finally made it to the UK. Wonder what John Simons thinks? — CC

Kazuo Hozumi’s Illustrated Book Of Ivy

Sat 13 Dec 2014 - Filed under: Ivy Trendwatch — Christian
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Today in Japan sees the publication of a new collection of illustrations by artist Kazuo Hozumi, who created the smiling little caucasian characters used by clothing brand Van, and co-opted by myself for my Twitter avatars.

We’ve got the book on order and will share the findings when it arrives. — CC

 

Ivy Style On Facebook: 3,000 Potential Allies And Adversaries

Wed 15 Oct 2014 - Filed under: Ivy Trendwatch — Christian
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Can’t get enough debating in the Ivy Style comments section? Or at least watching the rumbles from the sidelines?

Then think about joining Ivy Style’s Facebook page, which passed 3,000 members today. That’s thousands of guys to potentially to validate your opinion — or tear it to shreds. Along the way you might even exchange useful information and have a good time. You can start your own topics, and help our staff brainstorm topics (we started a new one just now).

What does the image above have to do with this post? Think of it as a crossword clue. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD

 

Ain’t It Grand? The Countdown To Post One Thousand

Fri 29 Aug 2014 - Filed under: Ivy Trendwatch — Christian
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Ivy Style is approaching a milestone: We’re not only about to reach the end of our sixth year of publishing, we’re in countdown phase to our 1,000th post.

Excluding this post, in 10 more we’ll reach number 1,000, for which we promise something special, the likes of which has never been seen before in the #menswear blogosphere!

Many thanks to the numerous contributors over the past six years, as I certainly didn’t write all the posts.

Have a happy holiday weekend, and may your madras and seersucker get one final dousing of salt water — either from the sea, or from your own sun-soaked exertions. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD

 

Brand On The Run: The Launch Of Ivy-Inspired Tracksmith

Wed 23 Jul 2014 - Filed under: Ivy Trendwatch,Sport — Christian
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This morning a small new collection called Tracksmith launched. It’s the first thing in a long time we’ve felt should be categorized under Ivy Trendwatch. The founder, Matt Taylor, you see, is a Yale grad and the Ivy League is referenced as a style wellspring in the running-wear company’s marketing material. For example:

Tracksmith offers premium performance running apparel rooted in the running culture, sartorial style and timeless values of New England. We create versatile and uncompromising products that fuse Ivy League style, classic American design and high-performance fabrics.

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Southern Discomfort: Haspel’s Awkward Entrance To The Prep Party

Sun 16 Mar 2014 - Filed under: Clothes,Ivy Trendwatch — Zachary DeLuca
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Back in the summer of 2013, news broke that Haspel, famed New Orleans purveyor of seersucker and poplin, would undergo a relaunch with designers Shipley and Halmos at the helm. Formerly a licensed brand, Haspel would once again produce its own line, and do so in the USA. Traditionalists with fond memories of Haspel’s crisp, warm-weather suiting will no doubt be dismayed by the result, but by now they should be well acquainted with disappointment. (Continue)

 
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