- Apr 27, 2011
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I'd worry less about a strict adherence to "Ivy" and put more emphasis on comfort and utility. By definition Ivy is an accessible "aesthetic," particularly for Americans. Pretty much every American designer or brand will have something "inspired by" or "derived from" the old, upper-crust elites (or at least their idealized versions of these people).(I am probably overthinking this, but here goes).
I am trying to learn about ivy style. I understand that shetland sweaters are a staple for FW, but what kind of sweaters would you consider for an ivy look for colder spring/summer days?
I am currently looking at some solid crew neck sweatshirts and some crew neck summery knits in cotton/linen blends. Not sure what details/cuts to look for.
The guys who made Ivy "cool" did so because they wore whatever made sense. You can get caught up in the cheekiness/deliberateness of their "rebellion against upper-crust norms," but that's all pretty lame considering none of us are trying to stick it to our stuffy, overbearing fathers desperately clinging to a lopsided class structure supported by deliberate inequality. Well, at least not all of us.
Also, linen is cool for sweaters.