Take Ivy Hits Thailand

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Global Ivy Trendwatch is alive and well, proving the broad and timeless appeal of traditional American menswear.

Today a reader posted on Ivy Style’s Facebook page about a new collection out of Thailand. It is a collaboration between two companies, Wardrobe Ministry and John Henry. The latter, if it’s the same trademark, sounds an awful like an American department-store brand of the same name some of you may remember.

The collection is called “Collegiate” and obviously “took Ivy” as its inspiration. Details include rear collar buttons, buckle-back chinos in olive drab, and madras contrast-fabric on shirts. — CC

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10 Comments on "Take Ivy Hits Thailand"

  1. Etymologue | March 4, 2016 at 1:18 pm |

    The first thing that attracted my attention was how good the English was (unlike so many Japanese Trad sites).

  2. member of the commentariat | March 4, 2016 at 3:24 pm |

    The existing Wardrobe Ministry collection seems to also take a lot of its cues from Ivy. In fact, I like their shirts better since they come without the madras trim.

  3. member of the commentariat | March 4, 2016 at 3:29 pm |

    Take this oxford, for instance, in an ever-elusive subdued green hue: http://www.wardrobeministry.com/product/lightweight-oxford-button-down-shirt-in-seaport/
    It would be fascinating to see how the collars roll buttoned up with a tie.

  4. I like the photo of the model in the library who has amongst his book selection “Good to Great” and a book about Ghurkas (presumably the soldiers and not the hideous shorts).

  5. JGH
    Maybe it’s a Ghurka catalog, the go to mens bags in the 70s and 80s.

    http://www.ghurka.com/men

    😉

  6. Andrew, no doubt you are right! Now we can lament the bygone days of hardcover catalogs with dust jackets. 😄

  7. Kenneth K. Beck | March 5, 2016 at 4:45 am |

    @JGH

    Those were the days!
    How well I remember removable button-down collars.

  8. Ohowiwish | March 5, 2016 at 8:15 am |

    Since i’m from Thailand, i have to admit that this collaboration is actually a disappointment, compared to the WM own collection.

  9. The madras highlight reminds me of the weyhillandwharf shirts

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