Ivy Trendwatch: Nick Clements’ Ivy House

As reported to Tradsville by the French blog Greensleeves To A Ground, English photographer Nick Clements recently completed a photo shoot entitled “The Ivy House” for the retro magazine Men’s File.

The shoot combined modern and vintage clothing and sought to recreate the mood of a ’60s fraternity house.

While it’s tough to tell the new clothing from the vintage, the fraternity house mood could hardly be called modern. — CC

16 Comments on "Ivy Trendwatch: Nick Clements’ Ivy House"

  1. isn’t this all style without substance? I have my dad’s ivy things – he earned them all- and they all meant something. The stripes on the ties were the stripes of colors of clubs he belonged to, his letterman sweater was just that – earned by playing a sport – and you would be laughed off campus if you wore one and did not earn it..

    I appreciate trying to ‘look sharp’ again, but without meaning, its meaningless.

  2. @me, I hope you only wear the striped tie of the regiment in which your served in the army and no other colours!
    And that you only wear your button-down for playing polo, and your deck shoes only when sailing etc.

  3. Improperly hung American flag.

  4. @me: I prefer my style without substance, thanks.

  5. Nice Chevrolet Impala SS 4 dr HT. Looks like either a 62 or 63. Those boys remind me of Joe Hunt and the Billionaire Boys Club.

    This is big business!

  6. The car in the B & W photo is a 62 sport sedan

  7. The Triumph in the magazine layout is a 1970 T120R Bonneville, 650 cc.

  8. @me, I wear a NY Yankees cap occasionally, and I guess I should admit publicly that I never played for the NY Yankees… I hope that you find this faux pas forgivable.

    I also was also not alive in the 50s, though I’ve owned a 1959 Volkswagen bus.. I suppose I should only wear or own items if it is authentic to my background.

    Thus, unless I am Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, or Yogi Berra, I should probably refrain from driving a 1950s automobile while wearing a Yankees cap lest real live ballplayers laugh me out of a stadium for attempting to pass myself off as one of them.

    or maybe I will just purchase and enjoy the things I like, including varsity sweaters in colors that I like even if they have no academic connection to me.. kinda like wearing a dark blue cap with white NYY embroidered on the front…

  9. @me. This has been discussed before and I am from the one really shouldn’t wear regimental/school/club tie or insignia unless it is earned. One may suppose otherwise you are a poseur.

  10. oobopshbam | June 26, 2012 at 4:51 am |

    I don’t wanna see no boondockers boy, not unless you’ve earned them.

  11. oobopshbam | June 26, 2012 at 4:52 am |

    Adidas?! Bloody Modculture again! Tsk.

  12. I think that’s a 62 Chevy. I had a hand me down 63, so that’s about the only car I can identify!

  13. Aggiek
    You’re correct, that’s a 62, note tail light lenses and the 63 didn’t have the side trim that high on the auto.

  14. col.whiffenpoof | June 26, 2012 at 7:49 pm |

    Imatation is the greatest form of flattery. Wear what you want and be admired for what they wear.

  15. Thanks for the link Christian! Your pictures are in much better quality!

  16. Beautiful photographs, love the mood they capture. And I love Ivy style in all its interpretations.

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