The Ivy Look

It didn't matter if you were a hipster, businessman or the leader of the free world, everyone in America was sporting The Ivy Look in the 50s and 60s. Now, decades later, find out why the suave yankee style is still the height of cool.
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I’ve been fortunate enough to get my hands on a copy of The Ivy Look, which is a new pocket guide to classic American clothing.

The book is a formal introduction to the world of The Ivy Look. It is a pictorial celebration of the clothing and accessories that dominated the American male dress code from 1955 to 1965. The style became known as The Ivy look.

Democratic, stylish and comfortable, the Ivy look was the height of cool, worn by Presidents and Hipsters alike.

This is one for the style enthusiasts. The book goes into great detail on each of the key garments worn to establish the Ivy look. There are tons of great references to stars of the period who pioneered the style, and plenty of images which document the rise of the look. From Bass Weejun loafers to Brooks Brother’s button downs, this book has it all.

Whether you’re already a connoisseur of the Ivy look or just have a keen interest in menswear or style, the Ivy look is a great book to pick up.

Written by Graham Marsh and JP Gaul, it is available from all good book shops now.

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