Julia posted this on the FB group and I thought it was an interesting question for here as well:
This is a picture my partner took of me 6 years ago, well after I grew familiar with tailoring but well before I had even heard of “Ivy style.” I arrived at my interest in Ivy primarily through deepening interest in elements of the style toward which I had already been drawn for many years, like button down collars and knit ties. The more some things change, the more they stay the same! For those of you who had no personal experience of heyday Ivy, what drew you to Ivy style? For those of you who became familiar with Ivy through school uniforms, what elements have grown in appeal to you over time?