After months of teasing on Facebook and unveiled here in a sneak peek last week, we are pleased to unveil the latest Ivy Style product offering!
As a follow-up to the Ivy Style Club Tie (of which there are about five left, grab yours here before they’re gone), we now pay tribute to Ivy history with The Ivy Style Heyday Commemoration Belt, which tells the story of the rise and fall in popuarlity of Ivy during the years 1954 to 1967, the parameters we commonly use around here to mark the heyday.
The series of motifs starts off with a campus building and collegiate pennant announcing the year 1954. The Ivy League Look then “marches” in popularity, symbolized by a pair of legs wearing khakis, white socks and Weejuns, in hommage to the many strolling students that fill the pages of “Take Ivy.” The popularity is further represented by a buttondown collar and rep-striped shield. The narrative reaches its tragic ending with a skull-and-bones tombstone with the year ’67 in roman numerals.
Now on to the details. In keeping with the heyday theme, the belts are priced at $67.54. Priority shipping is an additional $5.95, and the belts should be ready in about a month, well in time for the holidays for anyone inclined to give belts as gifts. The belts are being made for us by Leather Man in Essex, Connecticut, one of Ivy Style’s loyal sponsors. The ribbon is attached to cotton surcingle, of which you may choose between navy and forest green (see image above: green on top, navy below). The brown leather tab is double-layered and stitched, and features a rounded brass buckle.
The belt is available in even sizes from 28-46. Please follow the general rule of belt ordering, which specifies ordering a size that is two inches larger than your trouser waist size. These two samples are 36 and 34 inches respectively, and you can see their total length on the tape measure. As you can see, the 36 and 34 refers to the distance to the center hole from the other end, minus the buckle. This is how belts are measured.
Now for a few logistical matters. First, we regret being unable to take personal checks, and can only accept orders via PayPal. If you don’t have PayPal, we suggest having a friend or family member place the order and paying them back in cash. Next, once again please be very careful about choosing your size, especially if your weight tends to fluctuate. This is a batch of custom orders, so there is unlikely to be a replacement if your belt doesn’t fit. In the event that we can attempt to match up customers who need each other’s sizes, please note that we cannot reimburse return and exchange shipping.
To place your order, choose your color and size from the drop-down menus below. Then click the Buy Now button to complete your order. We’re very excited to see this second project come to fruition! — CC & MKG