First off, apologies to everyone who’s had trouble logging on the site for the past few days. Apparently we’re under attack by robots and are working to block the little devils. In the meantime, what better move than to send you to another website!
Well, it’s my duty to report the news.
So a couple of weeks ago Die Workwear! reprinted (with official permission) a new article by “Ametora” author and Ivy Style contributor W. David Marx on the Japan/Scotland connection. There are many great trad images in the post, as well as Marx-san’s continued pioneering work on Japanese Ivy. Check it out here, and as for staying in touch with everything going on here, like our always-lively comment threads, just hit the refresh button if you get stuck in a bottleneck. Eventually humans will get through. — CC
How nice to see a model who’s smiling and who looks at home in his Trad clothing:
Looks like we’re runnings smoothly again! And so, my favorite in-class distraction is ready to distract again.
A recent conversation with somebody who was plugged into Ivy back in the day revealed that the big markets for Ivy were Northeastern cities. Philadelphia, in particular. No surprise there, I guess. It’s damned near impossible to pull off tweed, flannel and wool challis in the South. Even the lightest weight tropical cloth (7 oz.) feels heavy and burdensome during an Atlanta August. These pictures confirm the Japan-Scotland connection and (also) remind us of Ivy took root and grew in New England, New York, and Philadelphia.
In the most recent post from Die, Workwear!, our very own Richard Press is included in the lookbook! http://dieworkwear.com/post/171149100594/the-doubly-odd-jacket
I’ve been a big fan of that blog, as it provides some great inspiration for classic American looks while also opening your eyes to various European and Japanese styles for inspiration!
what sort of robots? From Russia?
Trevor, thought I was the only one!
Nice post, Christian, and some wonderful photos in the linked Die Workwear article. My heaviest winter coat is in a tweed that looks identical to the one at the top of this page, but mine is in a double-breasted polo style. Definitely too hot for Atlanta, S.E., but comforting during the colder days of a Virginia winter. Seersucker is probably the best bet for an Atlanta summer, and mine will be coming out on the Tuesday after Memorial Day. It is already warming up a bit here, and it will soon be time for linen/silk/wool blend tweeds to replace the heavy Harris version.
In the late 60s I spent a year and a half in Jacksonville NC. Never wore an overcoat once. Just a little frost a few times. Played golf on Christmas Day at my wonderful country club that cost next to nothing to belong. Over 40 years of travel in the South in the corporate world. Hardly ever took along more than a raincoat in winter. Many times I had to make a decision whether to move South. Have lived in Virginia twice, Maryland twice, Boston, now NYC. Always wonder how it might have been different.
I’ve grown with striped seersucker. Squeeze and others will recall seersucker checks, including glen checks that mimicked shetland. Where to find nowadays?
Vern — You must have avoided my part of Virginia during your travels. While our winters are pretty mild by northern standards, we usually have several weeks between December and February where temps stay below 20. This winter we had a few days that barely got above zero. Probably around the same time that NYC had the record cold snap that burst the water pipes at ’21’ and other spots around town. Fortunately, the plumbing at our house came through intact.
S.E. — I have several striped seersucker suits in blue, gray and tan, and even confess to having a seersucker sport coat in pink (bought at Brooks in New Orleans several decades ago). And I have seen seersucker coats in gingham-like checks and solids, including a black seersucker dinner jacket. However, I have never seen seersucker in glen plaid. THAT would be interesting. Keep cool!
@GS, certainly not…keeps the clock ticking
GS, Trevor Jones:
Keeps the clock ticking for teachers as well as students