Some complain that slim-fit shirts are evidence of Brooks Brothers losing its way, yet the brethren have offered them for decades, as this late ’80s catalog shows. In faxt, the pleated pants are fuller cut than the shirt.
Preppy types have typically preferred a generous cut to their clothing, and this may (or may not) have something to do with how the sack suit got its name. But “Take Ivy” shows that the Ivy League Look had plenty of streamlined cuts in keeping with the general fashion of the early ’60s. So shirts that actually fit — especially slender guys — may be a tad less tradly but certainly aren’t heretical.