Speaking of khakis, as we were recently with Duck Head (BTW, the company reached out to me and I should have some interesting info to divulge in a follow-up), Ivy Style contributor Eric Twardzik alerted me to current offering from Ralph Lauren depicted below.
It’s called The Iconic GI Khaki Chino, and comes with a price tag associated with products that have “iconic” in their name. The rise is modern, but the pants come with a button fly for purists; perhaps there are some “modern purists” out there.
“I quite liked them in person,” Twardzik noted. “They looked to have a kind of soft utilitarian air about them, somewhere between Army Surplus and a college campus. In other words, perhaps something actual GI Bill recipients may have worn to class. I’m sure Ivy Style readers will scoff at the price, but I admire that someone at RL is allegedly looking back to the heyday for inspiration.”
And in other RL news, and part of our recurring theme throughout the year on the 50th anniversary of the fall of the Ivy heyday, something else happened in 1967 when young men were abandoning their penny loafers and oxfords. Ralph Lauren went into business, and has just unveiled the 50th anniversary edition of his massive slipcased bio book
. I might be able to swing by the store today and how many fresh images have been added to it.
Looking forward to the upcoming week, expect more Duck Head news, a glimpse of the new J. Press store, a new/old Timex watch, a candid shot of Mr. G. Bruce Boyer, and a couple of interesting contributor pieces. And as always, if you have an opinion or image you’d like to share, reach out using the contact button above. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD