Earlier this week Gilt Groupe sponsored an “Ivy Style” flash sale with contemporary fashion pieces about as closely related to the Ivy League Look as my alma mater is to the Ancient Eight.
Now rival company Mr. Porter presents an exclusive three-button suit with patch pockets, tapered trousers and “quirky off-centre [sic] single vent.”
The suit is made by Japanese brand A Bathing Ape and carries a price tag of $1,800.
Evidently the Preppy-Ivy-Trad-Americana trend is accelerating (or petering out, depending on how fast you take your fashion) quicker than copywriters can learn the lingo. — CC