Neo Ivy: Looking at Things Afresh

Today you’ll notice a significant change in the layout of Ivy Style. Gone is the left ad column, which had ballooned way out of control and was causing visual overload. You’ll now see messages from our sponsors only “above the fold” at the top and top right, a much easier way to receive their messages.

After all, while tradition is the foundation of looking at the world for many of us, it’s also important to find new ways of doing things. Life is infinitely more interesting that way.

The same goes for clothes, and probably nowhere do they know that better than in Japan, where the taste for the Ivy League Look never went away and is constantly recycled and reinterpreted.

Like the “Neo Ivy League Style” outfit above from the June issue of Free & Easy, scanned by Ivy Style contributor Mark Chou for his tumblr. The text at the bottom left reads “Discover new things by taking lessons from the past.”

This guy evidently discovered the giant-tie-knot-squeezed-into-a-tab-collar shirt, paired with a bulbous belt.

But you see my point. Who knows what you might discover? Happy weekend. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD

6 Comments on "Neo Ivy: Looking at Things Afresh"

  1. Ultra Minimalist | June 10, 2011 at 9:39 am |

    Who needs Neo?
    If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

  2. Christian | June 10, 2011 at 9:45 am |

    “If we were thoroughly conservative, we’d be dead.” — Brooks Brothers executive, 1950s.

  3. The fellow in the picture also discovered the fastened button of his blazer just south of his Adam’s apple.

    His inseam length makes him look prepared for the next tsunami, too.

    I like the new format. I hope your advertisers do, too.

  4. I have to say, usually I instinctively hate blog redesigns, and it takes me a while to get used to them. But this? Love it.

  5. I like the new format with less clutter, keep up the awesome job.

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