Packing For Bermuda, 2018

Today loyal reader BC emailed me to say he’d just returned from Bermuda and rushed to check Ivy Style to see what he’d missed. Coincidentally, our most recent post was on what to pack for a trip to Bermuda — if you were a wealthy Princeton man in 1949, that is.

So here are a couple shots of what BC wore in June 2018. His kit included patch-madras shorts from the island’s English Sports Shop, belt by longtime Ivy Style sponsor Leather Man for the now defunct island retailer Trimingham’s, and logoless polo shirt from Grass Court.

And in the bottom photo, lovely wife and 30-year-old blazer from the Georgetown University Shop. Suntan from boat racing. — CC

19 Comments on "Packing For Bermuda, 2018"

  1. Bravo, BC. Both the blazer, and the man, holding up well!

  2. Christopher Hosford | June 28, 2018 at 12:19 pm | Reply

    All’s well with much of the boy’s Bermuda kit, but I’m not keen on the no-socks look. In fact, true Bermudian garb traditionally includes knee socks. This no-socks thing is getting worse. I was at a NYC party last night, and some men showed up wearing suits, high-water pants, and dress shoes with no socks – blithely trying (and failing) to ignore their solipsistic with-it-ness, so obvious to others. Meanwhile, like our Bermudian visitor, I’m sure they were sweating through the shoe leather and adding to global olfactory ugliness that so infects our world today. Ugh. Wear socks, for Pete’s sake!

  3. Life is good, BC.

    There’s no cool like Old Cool.

    Best wishes from another old dude.

  4. You’re never too old to dress preppy.

  5. Well done!

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich von B.

  6. Bravo for still being able to fit in that jacket 30 years later!

  7. Christopher Hosford, I agree wholeheartedly with you about the missing socks. I’d intended to swing by the English Sports Shop in Hamilton on the way to the event to pick up a pair. One of the big questions was whether to match socks to the shorts or better in navy to match the blazer. I was confused and out of time. Any frequenters of Bermuda out there with opinions on sock matching? In any event, next time! Cheers, BC

  8. Charlottesville | June 28, 2018 at 5:23 pm | Reply

    Quite a nice look, socks or not. I applaud you, BC. I am firmly in the pro-sock camp personally, and bought pink and green shorts, with a pair of socks to match each, at the English Sports Shop in Hamilton, and an extra pair of socks in navy which I figured would go with either. Sounds like you were thinking along the same lines. Now I need to get back to Bermuda so they can stop languishing in a drawer.

  9. Georgetown University Shop was a gem. It closed in the early ’90s. Much to miss, but the blazer looks great on BC.

  10. Michael Brady | June 28, 2018 at 7:41 pm | Reply

    It’s all good!

  11. BC: I recommend navy socks to team with your blazer to establish a foundation. This will allow you to rotate through a variety of colored shorts during your stay.

  12. Glad to see BC turn up on Ivy Style after what happened to him on that other site. His perspective is always a delight.

  13. T. Bearden,

    Have a fun weekend. 😉

    Thanks, BC

  14. Good showing BC!

  15. Vern Trotter | June 29, 2018 at 11:41 am | Reply

    For a moment I thought this was the great Sir Roger Scruton paying us a visit from Scrutopia Summer School.

    This outfit looks very nice to me. I prefer short crew socks to the traditional knee highs. Knee socks tend to be overly warm for me except in very cold weather under Wellies. Wish I were there on the water though.

  16. Thank you for sharing pictures of your adventures to Bermuda. I think we’d all enjoy seeing some pictures of you boat racing and learning what style and technical choice you make there. Please share those if you can. Do you think the shorts and blazer look can work on the mainland?

  17. Many thanks, BC. Hope we hear more from you soon!
    Best,
    TB

  18. It appears he had a blast.

  19. I had no idea that Trimingham’s closed. Unfortunate.

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