Yesterday I was looking at some images by Japanese illustrator Kazuo Hozumi and came across one that had five of his signature smiling figures in a random assortment of outfits.
Something clicked and I realized that two of the figures, who were side by side, formed a clever cartoon parody of the fall of the Ivy League Look.
On the left we have Mr. Class of ’67, who looks straight out of “Take Ivy” from a few years earlier, with his madras jacket worn over shorts, athletic socks and loafers. Basically the same stuff guys on campus had been wearing the past 15 years or so.
On the right is Mr. Class of ’68, who has made a sharp break with the past. Note the long hair, sandals, and virtue-signalling t-shirt.
The funny part is that when ’68 was a freshman, he asked ’67, then a sophomore, where he got his madras jacket. — CC