Hit The Lode, Jack: The Khaki Kickstarter Campaign

Tue 23 Sep 2014 - Filed under: Clothes — Christian
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Longtime Ivy Style supporter Jack Donnelly was founded by a young entrepeneur with the crazy dream of making khakis in America. “It’s something I believe in and have sunk my entire life into for the last five years,” says founder Gregg Donnelly.

Now he’s heading into stage two of his endeavor with a Kickstarter campaign that launched yesterday. Check it out to see how you too can help keep the quintessential American pant made in America. And who knows, the kid might just turn out to be the next fashion mogul. After all, Ralph Lauren started out making ties.

Best of luck, Gregg, and may you hit the mother lode. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD

A Trad Among The Radicals

Sun 21 Sep 2014 - Filed under: 1990-present — Christian
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I spent a summer at Cal doing a French intensive. It’s the kind of crash-course where you walk in on the first day and don’t hear a word of English eight hours a day for the next 10 weeks (that’s right, they teach you French in French). By the end of the summer you can read a newspaper, or at least a children’s book, and for the rest of your life sound like a pretentious twit whenever you order a croissant.

I don’t remember exactly what I wore that summer some 20 years ago. It certainly wasn’t tie-dye and bellbottoms, but nor was it a bow tie and blazer.

Pictured above is Berkeley student Will Coleman, who, if he isn’t the president of the campus Republicans, must certainly be taken for it. But that didn’t stop the student paper from acknowledging him as one of the school’s best — and certainly unique — dressers. — CC

 

First To Arrive, Or Last To Leave?

Fri 19 Sep 2014 - Filed under: 1950s,Historic Images — Christian
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At a party you never want to be the first to arrive nor the last to leave, though someone inevitably must be. Dorm life (which is kind of like an endless party) is no different. This young chap is either an eager beaver at the start of the year, or a sentimental sap waxing contemplative after everyone else is long gone. From the Brown Alumni Magazine, 1953.

Chris Sharp found the photo. Maybe next he’ll find the guy and ask him whether he was coming or going. — CC

 

Post #1,000: The Ivy League Look Crossword Puzzle

Mon 15 Sep 2014 - Filed under: Clothes — Christian
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A few weeks short of our sixth anniversary, Ivy-Style.com has reached blog post number 1,000. For your brain-teasing entertainment, we have created a test to see how well you’ve been paying attention for the past 999 posts.

Click here for a larger file of the crossword above, drag it to your desktop, enlarge if needed, and send it to the printer. Then grab a pencil and a cup of coffee. Feel free to discuss in the comments section, but please no sharing of answers.

We had a lot of fun creating this. The clues, at least. The actual puzzle was generated by an inexpensive puzzlemaking website. Please excuse its haggard appearance.

We’ve also enjoyed informing and entertaining you for the past thousand posts and look forward to a thousand more. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD & CHRISTOPHER SHARP

Update: Click here for the answers!

 

Sharpen Your Pencils

Sun 14 Sep 2014 - Filed under: Clothes — Christian
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 Sharpen your pencils. Or if you’re really bold, use a pen.

And get a good night’s sleep. Or pull an all-nighter reading the previous 999 blog posts.

You’ll also need access to a printer.

Post number 1,000 goes live Monday morning. — CC & CS

 
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