Northampton Ivy Exhibit In London At Timothy Everest

If you’re in London, there are still a couple days left to see a small Ivy exhibit. “Craft To America, Style To Britain” debuted in 2015 at the University of Northampton (see Ivy Style’s coverage here); it has been edited down and repackaged for the atelier of tailor Timothy Everest.

Below here are images from a photo shoot accompanying the exhibit; the photographer is Lee Vincent Grubb.

For more info, visit the Northampton Ivy website and Facebook page. — CC

23 Comments on "Northampton Ivy Exhibit In London At Timothy Everest"

  1. The Harrington jacket with the silk scarf is very collegiate chic.

  2. I noticed with amusement that in the photos, the soles of all the shoes were pristine to the point of factory-new. It’s as if the models only put them on once they were seated on the ground.

  3. Chewco L.P. (Offshore) | June 25, 2017 at 5:58 pm |

    Yes the soles of their shoes made me a little uncomfortable. I also couldn’t ignore them. They don’t even have minor tread marks from walking on the grass.

  4. Soles… exact same thing I noticed! I suspect the photos are ads for the, presumably, shoe company noted in the article, name of which escapes me as I type… all photos seem to draw your attention to the shoes, so it’s not surprising it’s what we noticed.

  5. Roger C. Russell II | June 25, 2017 at 11:14 pm |

    Yes, you are definitely drawn to the shoes. However what got me was the choices for the female. She is very attractive but she is wearing rather masculine and heavy looking penny loafers and long wings. It looks like she got in to her fathers closet.

  6. Vern Trotter | June 26, 2017 at 12:49 am |

    Of course we all know it is considered an insult to show your shoe soles at a person in the Arab culture. Maybe that is what is happening here.

    Spoken in jest. Don’t anyone get their old BB oxford boxers in a bunch.

  7. This could just be me, but I couldn’t quite figure out what season the photos were supposed to be set in. Seersucker? Scarves? Playboy Chukkas? Is it fall? Is it spring? Am I warm? Am I cold? The questions – they keep adding up!

  8. The one gripe I have in particular is jeans with white bucks and seersucker. I find it particularly incongruous. Everything else seems about fine, though. I actually like the Harrington-scarf look.

  9. Not many (in fact, not any) Ivy League haircuts on the English boys trying to look like Americans. Some of the boys look more like soccer hooligans.

  10. Soccer hooligans? What . . . ?

    Alongside the creepy unscraped soles, note also the white, or nearly white, socks.

  11. Can anyone identify the maker of the tassel loafers in the top picture?

  12. RWK, my guess is Crockett & Jones.

  13. The two pairs of loafers at the front of the photo look to be Trickers, the man reclining in the Harrington and scarf looks to be wearing Sanders brogues, at one time Sanders made shoes for the British army, the fact that Northampton is considered the home of English shoemaking is possibly the reason shoes seem to feature so prominently, maybe they helped to sponsor the original exhibition.
    The soccer hooligan comment is interesting as elements of Ivy League style featured in Skinhead style, Harrington jackets, button down collar shirts, usually Jay Tex or Ben Sherman, longwing brogues and penny loafers.

  14. They are Tricker’s, RWK.

  15. GS

    You are absolutely correct. The shoes are Crocket & Jones. Take a look here:

    Bye the Bye — did you ever get a pair of bit loafers?

  16. Actually, Mr. Korn, those are indeed Tricker’s tassel loafers. All the shoes shown on the table are by Tricker’s as REJ noted above. Notice the quarter-circle decorative stitching at the back heel, C&J’s don’t have that detail:

    As for bit loafers, I settled on Jay Butler’s Millbank model and I love them. The quality is superb and they are very well-made. Thank you for asking.

  17. Roger C. Russell II | June 26, 2017 at 11:11 pm |

    Does anyone know the maker of the Derby style jacket that the fellow in the red shirt next to the window is wearing ?

  18. GS

    Thank you. I stand corrected. I did not notice the quarter-circle detail.

    The Millbank is a very nice looking shoe.

  19. Gibson Gardens | June 27, 2017 at 2:08 am |

    You envious haters. The only way you could look like that is in your dreams.

  20. Dutch Uncle | June 27, 2017 at 11:10 am |

    @Roger C. Russell III:

    Some of us think that sweet young things look particularly attractive in men’s-style shoes.

  21. Didn’t know where to post this – but thought you guys may be interested.

    I went to an estate sale this weekend in an old money neighborhood in Dallas. The 8500+ square foot home belonged to a lifetime hedge fund manager/Jewish philanthropist. I didn’t know this until I researched the address after the fact. While I was prepared to see stunning architecture, it was the late owner’s clothes that absolutely thrilled me. A box of 50 or more BB maker’s ties – all silk, repp or regimental stripe, and made in the US. By the label, they seemed to have been made between the 70’s and 90’s. When I moved into the rack of shirts, I was even more pleased. White and blue OCBD’s from every era of Brooks going back to the early 1960’s. Again, I could tell by the label that some of these shirts had been worn since before BB had any stores outside of New York. He even had some of the lesser known offerings from years past – wool and dacron blends, bleeding madras made in India, and brown seersucker.

    The suit section was no let down either. Although I’m not sure how much of that man’s clothes had been sold before I arrived, he seemed to be pure Ivy his entire life. Again – makers suits from the golden era, golden fleece, and the old 346 – before the outlet existed. The holy grail was his patch pocket, 3/2, sack sport coat from brooks. It had all the authentic details. When I looked inside to find the size, I found the date of purchase – 1966. The coat was immaculate – as though it had been worn only a handful of times. The wool was heavy and stiff – like a military issue winter coat. It wasn’t my size, but I considered buying it as an archive piece. They were asking 10$.

    Moving to his shoes, I found the usual suspects: Allen Edmonds, Sperry Topsiders, and new balance running shoes. I can only assume his 1985 Weejun’s had been sold moments before I arrived. He owned boxes of chinos and grey flannels – all cuffed. They came from LL Bean, Bill’s Khakis, Brooks, and custom tailors in the area.

    What is notable was the lack of J.Press merchandise. I never came across any campus shop aside from Chipp. Still, it was like walking into the closet of someone in the ads Brooks used to create. For anyone wondering, this was the house of the late Edward Meyer Ackerman.

  22. Vern Trotter | June 27, 2017 at 4:25 pm |


    Certain cities and their burbs seem to contain a treasure trove of estate sales like you have just described, others not. St. Louis has these sales in the area every weekend, resulting in a plethora of thrift stores. Although I have recently been told the Scholar Shop in Clayton is closing. In the Northeast, I guess the rental cost is so great that it is not practical for such stores to exist.

    Still, I do not understand the scarcity of estate sales in the Northeast. What a way to spend non-football season Sunday afternoons and the resulting serendipity. I mean, people are still dying here. I have known some on Park and Fifth Avenues but they are by appointment only. Not the same.

  23. Michael Stratford | May 6, 2020 at 1:32 pm |

    What incredibly unattractive legs those coeds have.

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