MFIT’s Ivy Style Exhibit


Free & Easy’s Updated Ivy Issue

The latest issue of Japanese magazine Free & Easy is called “The Updated Ivy” issue and features scads of pages of every imaginable wacky twist on trad classics. In fact, one passage explicitly states that Tokyo Ivy is a lot “crazier” than New York Ivy.

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Nobby Shop in 1970s

Video: Nobby Shop Of Nantucket

Nobby Shop, a menswear boutique founded on Nantucket’s Main Street in 1930, has just made a video/commercial that will remind you of a simpler time. Pictured above is the shop at 17 Main Street during the ’70s. Image courtesy of Nantucket Historic Association.

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From The Archives


School’s Out: Daily Princetonian Seersucker Ads, 1940s

If you were off on Spring Break or spending the winter in Palm Beach, Princeton’s clothiers of the 1940s had just the clothes you needed, including plenty of seersucker. While not graphically interesting, these ads include interesting copy revealing what was popular with students at the time. — CS & CC

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Ivy Style Opening Night Party

Last night the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology celebrated the opening of “Ivy Style.” Here are some photos of the revellers. Above, David Mercer of Mercer & Sons, wearing his Hasty Pudding Club tie; G. Bruce Boyer, Richard Press and Christian Chensvold.


Ivy Style Book Sneak Peek

It’s kinda cool to have your name on a book — especially when you didn’t even have to do anything. Last week I got a copy of “Ivy Style,” the book, published by Yale University Press, no less, that accompanies the MFIT exhibit. It includes my Q&A with Richard Press from here. Other writers contributed


MFIT Exhibit Sneak Peek

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology has granted an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse at “Ivy Style” the exhibit as it reaches the final stages of preparation. Above, passages from Fitzgerald’s “This Side Of Paradise” will adorn the walls.


MFIT’s Ivy Style Exhibit For RL Magazine

Four weeks from today Ivy Trendwatch will shift into overdrive. The developments of the past five years, during which we’ve seen the republication of “Take Ivy,” several Ivy and preppy books from around the world, the proliferation of trad blogs and tumblrs, and of course, will presumably shoot to new heights of public awareness


JP Gaul Talks Ivy

English Ivy guru and Weejun fetishist JP Gaul, co-author of “The Ivy Look” (see our review here), has written a piece for Yale University Press’ blog. YUP is the publisher of the upcoming book created in conjunction with the MFIT exhibit. While discussing his discovery of Ivy as a teenager in the ’80s, Gaul writes:


Ivy Style Exhibit Press Release

This afternoon the press release for the MFIT’s exhibit was sent out. Here it is in its entirety. — CC * * * The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) presents Ivy Style, an exhibition that celebrates one of the most enduring clothing styles of the 20th century. From its origins on the


First Article On MFIT’s Ivy Style Exhibit

Yesterday trade publication Apparel Magazine posted what I believe is the first article to appear on the upcoming “Ivy Style” exhibit at the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology. It’s the most detailed account yet on what you can expect in just a few short months. Here’s an excerpt: Ivy Style will present the