As a follow-up to our recent post on hook vents, here are two new finds from frequent comment-leaver Carmelo Pugliatti. The first shows a hook vent from the 1890s, when men carried walking sticks and wore bowler hats. Note the lapped seams as well.
Below that is is a flash forward two-and-a-half decades later, to 1922, when the Ivy look begins to codify. This gentleman was photographed in Newport and already displays most of the characteristics of the look, including soft, attached buttondown collar. — CC