Ivy Trendwatch: Close Up And Private

While going through the archives, I found this post on Danish photographer Sergei Sviatchenko from January of 2010. Turns out he is still doing his “Close Up And Private” project, which consists of atmospheric, artistic shots of midcentury and preppy style. Below are a few shots from his spring/summer 2019 edition.

Head over here to browse his collections over the past decade. — CC

12 Comments on "Ivy Trendwatch: Close Up And Private"

  1. I love his stuff..

  2. Love this combo! Would love to know source for sweater, an unusual color?

  3. It looks like a bunch of dorks playing dress-up. This is pretty much the antithesis of “style”.

  4. *Sigh*

    To get it so wrong…

  5. it’s like a beatnick photog got loose on the yale campus in ’58.

  6. That poor placket!

  7. The photos appear to be detached samples of clothing. It does not appear to provide context and is disconnected from the rest of the weares ensamble. The poor quality images might be artistic perhaps, but not inspiring or helpful.

  8. Trad Noir.

  9. A lot of bitchin and moaning in the comments but the stuff looks better than 99.999 % of what I see on a daily basis.

  10. I’ll second George’s observation.

    Best Regards,


  11. George and HU,

    I agree.


  12. Old School Tie | September 13, 2019 at 10:24 am |

    Somewhat reminiscent of the Scandi “broken prep” of Industribolaget, a now defunct blog. I guess this is how they see it, their take on things. Let’s not forget, the Ivy take on things like Weejuns or Shetlands is not how those things would originally have been worn. Content like the above is simply further appropriation of a style that is, by and large, an eclectic collection of ideas from all over the place. I am certain that real Norwegian fishermen would laugh their socks off (which I’m sure they wear with all footwear) if they saw some guy in the quad with the classic fisherman’s sweater, flannel pants and white bucks….they would probably consider it a bunch of dorks playing dress-up.

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