Our last post was on the fondness of rich WASPs for junk food, which leaves crumbs on their frayed pink buttondowns. This post is on how rich WASPs dressed in Southampton in 1959. Pictured are Vincent Banker and C. Henry Buhl III going Ivy chic in blazer with sockless bit loafers and madras jacket with espadrilles.
I love the mixing of dressy items (the blazer could be worn with a shirt and tie), while the shirt and trousers on Buhl could be plucked straight from his business wardrobe) with the sockless footwear and open necks. They’re here to have fun, but are still showing obedience to convention and correctness. — CC