If you know anything about Ivy, you know that it is the only place where trad and irreverence meet. In 1978, Duck Head was only 113 years old. But the college kids were letting their hair down ALOT. ALOT. So, what do you do to be traditional and relevant at the same time? You keep the trad measurements and fashion, and you stick a BIG gold duck on the back.
… and it worked. The thing to do, back in the day, was to wear these during the year and then, after finals, cut them off (make them shorts) and go see the Dead. Or Frampton.
Ivy can tend, now, to take itself a little too seriously. What I love about Duck Head is that their recent release is pure Ivy, a flex of their baked-in trad DNA. Then they follow that up with a wink and a nod to their heritage, and how they were successful in staying pertinent and right in their lane at the same time.
Again these are limited edition, so if you (a) are like me and were around in 1978 or (b) love Duck Head or (c) have a sense of humor or (d) have been working out and want a little more attention drawn to your posterior chain then first watch this.