Somebody in the comments a few weeks back lamented that Ivy Style will eventually die because “nothing lasts forever.” Every once in a while we get into the weeds about whether Ivy existed pre-HeyDay.
I give you the Letterman Jacket. Born in 1865 at Harvard, this iconic piece has not only survived for, like, ever. It’s current iteration (wool with leather sleeves) began in 1930, but the resurgence to the forefront is currently led by none other than our own J. Press. But first –
Here, a little history:
Here’s a link to all of J. Press’ Varsity Jackets. But then I am gonna show you my favorite and tell you why.
K, it is true, you can eventually age out of wearing your alma mater’s swag. Maybe. But since I will never graduate and move on from J. Press, this works.
Now the real skinny. If you dress Ivy (I just read this great quote but I can’t remember from where – dress like you are going someplace better next) you are going to get comments about being well dressed and dressed up because by comparison –
But it is, at least in my case, rare to get comments about individual pieces. Like a white oxford. UNTIL THIS JACKET. I hear about this jacket nearly every time I wear it. It is three seasons, it is contemporary enough a 25 year old wants it and traditional enough that even a man of my years can pull it off.
Do yourself a favor. Leave your laptop open to this page and walk away when whoever buys you holiday presents comes in the room.