So there’s actually some news from Tradsville to distract you from all that other news. But speaking of that, should we start a post with a thread of helpful services offered? We all have to stick together like they did in olden times, and if we all volunteered just a bit of our time to share our skills with others, it might start a positive chain reaction. Could we do it in a comments thread, with guys leaving their professional websites or emails?
Now onto Tradsville, where Inside Hook once again delves into Ivy with a piece on the Yale Co-op.
Department store Kohl’s is teaming up with Lands’ End. And yes there will be smiling sunny days ahead at some point.
Meanwhile, Thom Browne and Nordstrom are collaborating with a collegiate nod:
And finally this post was brought to you by Bookster Tailoring of the UK, who recently posted an interview with me:
Bookster: Is today’s movement dominated by absolute purists, or do the lines become blurred at times without derision?
Christian: I think the number of purists is quite small. Most guys who have appreciation for the style are not fanatical about it, and mix items from the genre with other things they like. It’s easy to think of the look as being fixed, but the more we delve into archival texts, photos and catalogs, the more we see what tremendous variety there was in things like fabrics and necktie patterns. Langrock was a legendary Ivy clothier that represented this, as well as Chipp and again The Andover Shop.
Below is a hook-vented sack suit in cavalry twill made-to-order for a customer. You can send inquiries to Bookster here. Be well, and meditate and contemplate outdoors as much as you’re able to, and we’ll all come out of this much stronger. — CC