Ivy Trendwatch: London Celebrates The Ivy League Look

The handful of 50-somethings who comprise the UK Ivy style tribe put on their best wide lapels and skinny ties (the unfortunate result of buying vintage clothing from different decades) and gathered last Thursday at trad shrine John Simons to celebrate the launch of the book “Hollywood and the Ivy League Look” by Graham Marsh.

Party photos have been posted on Facebook and are available here. There is also a tumblr associated with the book featuring many great vintage images. — CC

21 Comments on "Ivy Trendwatch: London Celebrates The Ivy League Look"

  1. Got my copy through from Amazon.com today and WOW!!!
    The book is out of this world.

  2. I ordered mine today. Looking forward to it.

  3. You’ll love it. It’s a must for any fan of the Ivy Style. Apparently it’s only available at a few select stores here in the U.S.

  4. I’m sure the photos are fantastic and I’m very curious to see if the authors have learned anything since their last attempt at this topic.

  5. I don’t have the last one so…..

  6. I’m sure the photos in the book are great.
    Let’s hope the photographers get the credit they deserve for creating all the content.

  7. The last time around they weren’t very good at giving credit, even when we informed them and their publisher of verbatim similarities with their book and this:


    A simple apology at that time would have sufficed. But the tap-dancing denial was very poor form.

  8. I may end up buying it for the photos, but if the promo material was any indication the text is going to be completely pretentious bullshit. Pure fantasy.

  9. Wait–they were drinking Sam Adams in England?? Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Nobody told them about good American beer?

  10. @Gabe

    re: Samuel Adams

    Strange eh? You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a great beer in the UK. Methinks this is just more of their affectation and tendency to fetishize showing itself. Hey it’s “Boston Lager”, right? So that contrived New England thing probably fits in with their construct.

  11. Maybe they just figured you were the Ivy fake you really are, and couldn’t be bothered. Clown.

  12. @Anonymous

    Who are you speaking to?
    Do you even care if you don’t make any sense?

    “Couldn’t be bothered”? It seems they make a definite effort to purchase that specific American beer, photograph the bottles, and then post the photos online.

  13. The guy on the left in photo number 6 of 52 is rocking an authentic Ivy League style spread collar unbuttoned to show his authentic Ivy League chest hair.

  14. Russell Street's Mother | November 14, 2011 at 11:50 am |

    @Young Ivy

    Still waiting for these loudmouth UK people to actually “write a book”. All I’ve seen so far is the ability to compile some nice photographs and advertisements created by other (American) people, slap their names on it, and call themselves authors.

    Seems that Graham Nash has made a career out that sort of thing. Compile a bunch of photographs of album covers, or film posters (created by other people) add a few pretentious footnotes here and there…and voila!, the “author” “wrote” another book.

    Oh wait, he did write that children’s book about a kitty-kat or something.

    See, Americans don’t NEED to “write a book” on ourselves. Because well….we wrote the book on it.

  15. Russell Street's Mother | November 14, 2011 at 11:52 am |

    Did I actually write write Graham NASH? How funny.
    It’s “Marsh”, of course….

  16. Russell Street | November 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm |

    What are “fake comments”? You mean comments posted using a fake name like Russell Street? Like every single comment on Talk Ivy?

  17. http://wasp101.blogspot.com/

    It doesn’t look like you have been invited to read this blog. If you think this is a mistake, you might want to contact the blog author and request an invitation.”

    Any idea why?

  18. I’m curious about the invitation situation at Wasp 101, too

  19. Count me in re: WASP 101. Not being able to read the latest comments renders life just a meaningless husk. They do brighten the day so.

  20. Is it a sad reflection on us that we’re more interested in the loss of Richard’s blog than the gain of this book?

    Anyway, mine arrived this morning but didn’t get a chance to look. Will report on the findings as soon as I’m able.

  21. Swedish Chef | November 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm |

    Any interest in who the new “Crawford” contributor is at
    WASP 101 checkout kylecrawfordblogspot…….interesting.

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