End Of Summer, Copenhagen-Style

Taking the madras out for the last weekend of summer in Copenhagen, Denmark. From Ivy Style’s Facebook group. 

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11 Comments on "End Of Summer, Copenhagen-Style"

  1. Instead of an American in Europe, its a European in American, clothing. Most interesting and unexpected.

    I’m not familiar with the weather in Copenhagen, but sweaters already? I only wish it were that cold already in the great Summery abyss of Los Angeles.

  2. Temps all week at night are in the forties this week in Dublin, my girlfriend reports.

  3. The black tie ruins the look. It’s not even a knit tie.

  4. Yes, a sweater may be necessary in Copenhagen and much
    of northern Europe by this time of year. But for me a yellow sweater
    is never necessary.

  5. Old School Tie | September 3, 2018 at 6:09 am | Reply

    Beyond contrived…..sigh

  6. A navy silk knit tie and tan poplin pants would have made this look perfect.
    Looks like five pocket twill/jeans to me, which just doesn’t compliment the look.
    However, at least he had good intentions! It’s more than I can say for 90% of his generation.
    Jim M.

  7. @Mitchell and Old School:
    Curious about the criticism of this ensemble…..what tie would you wear and how do you know that one isn’t knit.
    Contrived? This is the IVY STYLE blog.
    The trouser fit does remind me of a cheap hotel: No ballroom.

  8. Jacket is too short but overall a pleasing look. I definitely did a double-take when I scrolled past it on the Facebook group. Don’t think the tie ruins it at all.

  9. Old School Tie | September 4, 2018 at 7:01 am | Reply

    They have this “broken preppy” thing going on in Scandinavia, and it is all about blogworthiness. Were I to don that ensemble – and I would not, not in that configuration anyway – the most logical way to regulate temperature would be to take off the jacket, not take off the jacket, take off the jumper and then put the jacket back on again. Lord alone knows what abominations he is shod with….

  10. Charlottesville | September 4, 2018 at 10:16 am | Reply

    Tough crowd! Perhaps not exactly my cuppa, but the short, tight fit is, alas, what I see around my own little town, so I can’t blame it on a European misunderstanding of the genre. That being said, patchwork madras and a U-stripe OCBD in Copenhagen merits at least two cheers, I would think.

    I sadly cleared all of the seersucker, light poplin and madras from my closet yesterday. It is 93 here today, so I am back to tropical-weight woolens and silk/linen/wool blend tweeds until it is cool enough for the real tweeds and flannels.

  11. I don’t know that I’d throw a sweater over my jacket, or that I’d ever wear a sweater with a madras jacket, it seems like a contradiction in stylistic terms, but I see no problem with the jacket, tie (which appears to be knit), or the U Stripe shirt.

    I do find the trouser rise to be regrettable, but that is difficult to avoid these days without suitable expenditure, and many people are not even aware of the issue as that abominable cut has sadly become so prevalent that it is now the currently main-stream available model on the market. The jacket is a bit of a bum-freezer, but would not be so noticeably short if worn in conjunction with trousers with a correct rise. He needs about 5-6″ of additional rise for his trousers.

    I must concur with Charlottesville, that the young man certainly merits 2 cheers (hearty ones!) for waiving the trad flag in Copenhagen!

    I am still languishing in my poplins, seersuckers, thin worsteds, and Summer tweeds in Odiously Sunny Southern California. It is currently hovering in the higher-mid 80s to the low 90s for this week, with 70-85% projected humidity……

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