By definition, an Ivy League jacket has natural shoulders, three buttons and no darts. It may also have lapped seams, swelled edges, patch pockets, hook vent and two-button cuff. But what makes a pair of shorts Ivy League? Evidently having been designed while looking at photos of JFK aboard his yacht, the Manitou.
At least according to UK-based fashion company Heritage Research, which released these so-called Ivy League Shorts a decade ago:
And so we bring our trio of “short posts” to a close, and give the late president the final word on inseam and fit.
Especially noteworthy is the image at top in cutoff khakis, showing the length at which JFK chose to apply the scissors.