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Ivy Style exhibit at FIT - NYC

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The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) presents Ivy Style, an exhibition that celebrates one of the most enduring clothing styles of the 20th century. From its origins on the prestigious college campuses of America in the late 1910s to the many reinterpretations seen in contemporary fashion, the “Ivy League Look” or “Ivy Style” has come to be viewed as a classic form of dressing. However, in its heyday, Ivy style was once a cutting-edge look worn by young men of means. Far more than a classic or static way of dressing, Ivy style spread far beyond the rarified walls of Harvard, Yale, and Princeton to influence the evolution of men’s clothing for decades. Focusing almost exclusively on menswear dating from the early 20th century through today, more than 60 ensembles, both historic and contemporary, will be intermingled to illustrate the creation and subsequent reinterpretation of Ivy style.

 

 

Brooks Uniform Company, black blazer with orange trim and 1923 Princeton University insignia. The Museum at FIT, museum purchase.

 

 

Chipp, madras jacket, circa 1970. The Museum at FIT, gift of Glenn Forbes.

 

http://www.fitnyc.edu/12893.asp

 

lefty

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This is pretty neat, but I'd love to see more images in higher resolution
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Here's some








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Incredible stuff!
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I have decided that I need to see this. Also, good excuse to get up to Brooklyn Brewery too.
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I just discovered there is some Ivy I could rock.
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I just discovered there is some Ivy I could rock.


Spoo, you can rock anything remotely Ivy/Preppy if you want

I want to see you in a cricket blazer, and I also want to see you in those corduroy skull critter pants
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Spoo, you can rock anything remotely Ivy/Preppy if you want
I want to see you in a cricket blazer, and I also want to see you in those corduroy skull critter pants

Cricket blazer not likely, but someone find me those fucking pants.
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Cricket blazer not likely, but someone find me those fucking pants.

If I find them in size 30, they are all mine!

I did find some wool ones with pink skulls:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Lauren-Rugby-Wool-Pants-with-Skulls-30-32-/221119600765?pt=US_CSA_MC_Pants&hash=item337bc1587d
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If I find them in size 30, they are all mine!
I did find some wool ones with pink skulls:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Lauren-Rugby-Wool-Pants-with-Skulls-30-32-/221119600765?pt=US_CSA_MC_Pants&hash=item337bc1587d

Close... but two sizes off...
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I went by the exhibit when it opened this afternoon. Really great. No pics allowed, unfortunately. I'll try to post some notes over the weekend.

It goes without the saying that the raccoon coat was off the hook in person.

Personally, I enjoyed seeing a lot of the 1920s Cornell memorabilia, especially the blazers/jackets.

There was also a collection of slippers that looked really old (but maybe not) - the designs seemed more amusing and innovative than what you see today, IMO. There were a pair of moss green house slippers with big "1" on the toe box, designed similar to the motif on the corner of one dollar bills.

There was a also a mix of old and new clothing. A lot of Ralph Lauren and J. Press, new and vintage.

A great exhibit, all in all. Worth checking out.
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