Ok, first I went to Take Ivy. Because it’s Take Ivy.
But the problem is this, the argument for the t shirt in the Ivy Canon (I capitalized that) stops there. So the rest, we have to sort out ourselves.
Yes, you can see Steve McQueen in a t shirt.
But of course just seeing someone who wears Ivy sometimes in a piece of clothing doesn’t make that Ivy.
There are popular cultural references to the t shirt and the Ivy League that push for addition into the Canon.
Or, for those of us who swear by Mad Men:
But here’s the problem. The balance of our Ivy icons don’t really wear t shirts. Is it possible that t shirts, which canonical, are an Ivy item you age out of? That doesn’t make sense either. One of the things I really love about Ivy Style is the fact that the clothes look as good on you when you are 80 as they did when you were 20. Maybe George Will wore t shirts in college, but he doesn’t anymore.
The t shirt is practical. It gets better as it ages. It can frame the body appropriately. The best ones are made of natural fibers. That’s all Ivy.
I call for a vote. T shirt is Ivy or no?