17 Comments on "Happy International Ivy Style Day!"

  1. I’m always amused that this shot, usually called “Ivy” ideal, is of fellow Carolina grad Vic Seixas

  2. Ironically his bottom quarters or whatever they’re called are quite open, making it look like some of the Huntsman one button stance cuts to my amateur eyes.

  3. elder prep | March 2, 2020 at 7:47 pm |

    3/2, very clever.

  4. Only took me 12 years to come up with it.

    We’ll make a big deal about it next year. Get the brands involved.

    Remind me January 1, 2021 as I may forget…

  5. Vern Trotter | March 2, 2020 at 8:14 pm |

    This picture hung on the wall at J Press Cambridge for about 65 years.

  6. Richard E. Press | March 2, 2020 at 9:07 pm |

    My father, Paul Press, amateur tennis enthusiast, treasured this classic shot, making certain that like its subject it was well hung.

  7. Richard, I can’t decide if that’s too much information, or not enough.

  8. Tyro Trad | March 3, 2020 at 3:34 am |

    Isn’t the spread at the bottom of the jacket too much?

  9. Tweedy Prof | March 3, 2020 at 3:39 am |

    Source: Sports Illustrated, Fall 1954

  10. Tweedy Prof | March 3, 2020 at 3:44 am |

    To be exact: Octber 25, 1954

    “Vic Seixas, national tennis champion, wears a luxurious sports jacket at Los Angeles Tennis Club: Cashmere, custom tailored by J. Press, N.Y., $175.”

  11. Henry Hardcastle | March 3, 2020 at 4:02 am |

    Ted & Tyro Trad:
    I think that the way Seixas’ hands are positioned behind his back is causing the jacket to flare out.

  12. Old School Tie | March 3, 2020 at 5:27 am |

    Oh, over here it would be 2/3…..anyway, the skirt/seat of the jacket is flamboyantly lengthy. The stance is presumably just a consequence of clasping his hands behind his back. Narrow looking tie without much apparent flare to the blade. Prevailing fashions do leave their mark, even on the traditional wardrobe.

  13. Old School Tie beat me to it. It’s 2/3 today in Blighty and the long winter seems to be dragging on. Today’s weather is ideal for a tweed jacket with a shetland jumper. The long jacket in the picture looks like an American version of Huntsman’s old house style. It’s a welcome contrast to the short, tight jackets that are worn by the idiots on the iGent forums and the Pitti-ful clowns.

  14. Fred Johnson | March 3, 2020 at 12:26 pm |

    The combination of that tie with that jacket has always bothered me.. am I the only one who does not believe they go together?

  15. Jesse Livermore | March 3, 2020 at 12:53 pm |

    Vic is still alive and kicking at age 96. A proud graduate of the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, he is currently the oldest living Grand Slam singles champion in the world, and the oldest living member of the Tennis Hall of Fame.

  16. Knitted Tie Guy | March 3, 2020 at 1:13 pm |

    In UK we celebrate this on 3rd February.

  17. Michael J. Lotus | March 3, 2020 at 2:01 pm |

    Agreed that the tie and the jacket combination is, how to say this delicately, sub-optimal? Still a classic photo, and each piece in isolation is very nice.

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