Comfortably Distinctive: Norman Hilton, 1958

Earlier this week, Men of Habit’s Chris Callis — and current Norman Hilton lookbook stylist and coordinator — posted this vintage Hilton advertisement from 1958.

The copy includes the phrase “comfortably distinctive,” a good description of the Ivy League Look in general.

A link to the latest Norman Hilton lookbook was placed in our Ephemera news column. In case you missed it, check out the latest jackets here. — CC

6 Comments on "Comfortably Distinctive: Norman Hilton, 1958"

  1. Beacon Hill | May 6, 2011 at 8:12 am |

    Ah, the days when the top buttonhole on a 3-button jacket was simply left unbuttoned and the reverse side was not ostentatiously displayed.

  2. Newton Street Vintage | May 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm |

    Nonsensical internet parlance would call this a 3/2.5. It is every bit as vestigial as a “hard pressed” 3/2, just a matter of personal taste. IMO this style of roll looks better with the higher-fastening jackets that are popular now, and were popular then.

  3. Louise Church | May 6, 2011 at 7:35 pm |

    That’s too DANGEROUSLY close to button-three- roll-nill, for my well-derfined Ivy tastes, Mr C!

  4. Christian | May 6, 2011 at 7:38 pm |

    Are you flirting with me again Louise?

  5. Too Mitch McConnell for my tastes…

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