First Day Of School


How to let your fellow students know you’re already eyeing a corner office and you haven’t even graduated yet. Ivy Style Facebook group member Def George on the first day of his senior year, dressed up and already hitting the library! — CC

27 Comments on "First Day Of School"

  1. Chewco L.P. (Offshore) | September 12, 2016 at 9:28 am |

    A solid rosewood Macbook… how quaint.

  2. A Bridge Too Far | September 12, 2016 at 10:29 am |

    Looking absolutely sharp!

  3. He looks great. What a refreshing change from the appearance of most students.
    I bet this young man will contribute greatly to whatever field he goes into.

  4. Def George has got his shit together.

  5. Def George needs over-the-calf socks.

  6. But that’s the most charming student touch! He’ll have many long decades to fuss over that kind of thing.

    I bet if we clicked the Historic Images category, we’d find a ton of students with sagging socks.

  7. He’s impeccably dressed for a student. My only two complaints are the bulky wristwatch and the two-tone shoes. Not my forte.

  8. I don’t recall so-called OTC socks even being available back in the hey day. That was an accessory that came with the advent of cheaper and more widely available elastic weaves. I would say the late 1970’s or so. It was all garters prior to that, and crew socks around the ankle were mostly all you could get except for dress hosiery which practically required garters. All natural fibers, of course… no synthetic, cool-max, performance, “wicking” stuff like today.

  9. I concur with GS. If your going to go two tone on the shoes may I suggest black and burgundy saddle oxfords. Watch does appear too bulky. In my opinion, if you must wear socks, a good pair of charcoal or light grey cotton crew socks fits the bill. Cuffs in the trousers are always a nice touch. Good collar roll and are those elbow patches on the coat? Does the flag lapel pin indicate that you are pursuing a career in politics?

    Fortune favors the bold!


  10. I think he’s rockin’ the two-tone Weejuns. My only concern is matchy-matchy with the tie; perhaps school colors?

  11. Elegantes fortuna adiuvat

    Fortune favors the elegant!

  12. Personally I don’t care for two-tone shoes, with the exception of a pair of white and brown spectators that I will own one day. Also, I think that a pair of plain argyles would complete this look but he went for a neutral sock which is fine.

  13. Chewco L.P. (Offshore) | September 12, 2016 at 3:55 pm |

    Looks like a Cartier Roadster. According to official advertisements by Cartier, the watch is intended to look “gaudy” and/or nouveau riche.

    What ever it is, it ruined his ensemble. But he’s still 10x better dressed than I was at college 🙁

    I used to wear turf green corduroys…

  14. goldrushapple | September 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm |

    Are those books behind the young man 1st editions?

  15. Def George is in the library. Not diggin the watch, but Def George will learn the hard way the destruction a large watch will do to cuffs on his favorite shirts. I like the two tone loafers, although a full strap would be perfect.

  16. A Bridge Too Far | September 12, 2016 at 10:26 pm |

    Not sure that is a Cartier Roadster. It seems a little too boxy for that watch, though it is hard to tell. I like and wear almost daily, a Cartier Tank. It’s an elegant watch and with a coffee-colored alligator band, works very well in all situations, from casual to formal.

    The shoes are different, but quite nice. I like that they are out of the ordinary, almost like a GTH pair of shoes. Pretty bold and pretty cool, in my book.

    And great glasses, too. Very classic and compliment the overall look. I wished I had been as well-dressed in college. Hell, I wish most men would be so well-dressed.

  17. Ivy Street Irregular | September 13, 2016 at 3:36 am |

    Could Mr . George–or one of the sleuths who frequent this blog–identify the eyeglass frames?

  18. A Bridge Too Far | September 13, 2016 at 7:31 am |

    Anglo American Optical makes excellent frames. Not sure if his are Anglo Americans. I wear Model 379 (mine with a black upper and tortoise lower) which are very similar frames, if not the same.

  19. Socks, watch, loafers – you critics really are miserable. He looks great.

  20. AA116 for toiling and 406 for swanning. They always did the business. So good I often wonder how we Anglos can bring ourselves to share them. Only kiddin’, Cousins! As for what he’s wearing above, I think we may eliminate AA. So that narrows it right down. He unquestionably looks the cat’s pyjamas in ’em.

  21. Looking great, a nod to tradition with personal flare. Excellent. Make it your own.

  22. Bags’ Groove
    I wear AA 116s, pair of black frame dark sunglasses and a tortoise reading pair. Of course I’ve got twenty pair of $5 Wal-mart readers strewn form the basement to the garage to the kitchen to the automobiles to the office. 😉

    Think I’m going for a a pair of Savile Row Beauforts as a Christmas present to myself as I am most deserving and a wonder F-ing human being. Not buying that last part huh?

  23. Mac, I bought it already. You’re worth it, man, though I have to say the price of these Savile Rows seems a little steep, but when was anything cheap in that hallowed street? Perish the thought. As for 116s, no one seems to like them except me…and now you. Incidentally, one pair snapped at the bridge, so don’t treat ’em rough, as I did. 406s have become fashionable, but I was wearing Pantheons when most thought them squaresville. What did I care? Fashion changes, but style endures (gratis Coco).

  24. @None I said it was a nice look overall, I am allowed not to like parts of it you know. Adding my opinion doesn’t make me miserable.

  25. Absolutely not a Cartier and certainly not the Roadster XL.

  26. EVAN EVERHART | April 2, 2018 at 1:24 pm |

    I’m sure I’ve rather missed the boat on this one, as this is not the most recent post, but could the young gentleman in the photograph perhaps comment and give some insight into how he is proceeding in his academic career/professionally/extracurricularly? I would be most interested! He really should invest in some over the calf socks though, I always imagine (and have only ever experienced this) that the socks will be continually sagging and falling down around one’s ankles with those types of socks. Fine I suppose for athletic or Summer socks which are folded over and worn with tennis shoes, anyway….But not comfortable or advisable with anything more formal than a polo shirt and khakis with no jacket. I must say though, that his stylistic presence is imminently refreshing and encouraging in this day and age. -And yes, the watch is much too flashy/bulky to harmonize with the rest. I’d also recommend that the young gentleman pin his American flag pin through the button-hole on his lapel so that it does not unnecessarily damage or tear the fibers of the lapel of his jacket, also, it looks better that way. Nice collar roll Young Sir – And, that looks to be a four in hand! Keep it up!

  27. EVAN EVERHART | April 2, 2018 at 1:26 pm |

    Any guesses as to what his coat’s made up in? It looks like flannel on my monitor.

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