Updated May 7, 2019. This is one of our first posts categorized under Ivy Trendwatch back in 2009. It’s worth a re-look as the artist in question is still at it (we’ll look at his recent work in a future post), and the combination of items in the photos — which include rumpled oxfords, knit tie with cardigan, and pink and green — serves as a perennial guide for the trad novice.
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Close Up And Private is a “photo project” (I couldn’t tell if it was a clothing line or an online magazine, and apparently it’s neither) by Danish photographer Sergei Sviatchenko. The splash page features suede tassel loafers and cuffed trousers with no break. It’s a sign of what’s to come in the photos, which are a kind of cross between modern prep and the Japanese book “Take Ivy,” as seen through the eyes of a European fashion photographer.
The shots include a veritable checklist of the Ivy-Prep canon: Baracuta jackets; knit, rep and bow ties; wrinkled oxford-cloth buttondowns; club collars; university-stripe shirts; cardigans; duffle coats; Fair Isle sweaters; argyle socks; cable-knit crewnecks; desert boots; penny loafers; longwings; engine-turned buckles; madras and herringbone.
Plus a bunch of weird Euro stuff.
I think the expression on the guy below says it all. We’re a bit bewildered, too. — CC