As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on vests, let’s take a look at a micro-fad that struck a group of Yale students in 1950. We’ve used some of these photos on Ivy Style before, but not the whole batch.
The shots come from an April 1950 issue of LIFE Magazine, which reported on the trend for plaid vests among some Yalies. While vests had been part of the pre-war Ivy look, this might very well have been the last gasp among college men. When the Ivy heyday began just a handful of years later, vests would seldom be seen.
You can check out the whole issue of LIFE here; click the contents button and scroll down to “Men In Plaid.” The story also features Chipp. — CC