Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dress Code: My Take Ivy Take

-You've probably seen a few posts lately about bloggers' favorite looks from the iconic Take Ivy book (if you don't know what I'm talking about, check out this post on Start With Typewriters for a quick refresher.) Even though everyone is doing it, I decided to compile my favorite images from the book (though, I excluded many great images by only including style-related photos.) I usually differ a bit from most bloggers in my opinions on specific looks.
-As a child of semi-rural poverty, I've got a natural hatred of old money. But as a sartorialist, an appreciation for the importance of ivy style on American fashion is unavoidable. The thing that strikes me as brilliant, and that I think is probably absent on these campuses today, is the effortlessness. They didn't have to try to be stylish, or try to embody an ivy look, it was just part of their attitude.
-I also really dig that they, as I've often preached to the anti-umbrella Pacific Northwest, employ umbrellas as a means to wear what they want despite rain. They don't have to conceal their style beneath ugly raincoats. We need a return to this field of thought. Furthermore, I need to get some dope loafers. -Click the image for a huge version. That's all.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Original post. Takes me back to 2008.

Schorsch said...

I agree with you re: the poor background. I gravitate towards trad style because I want to elevate my appearance, but I find the F-U element of "Ivy" style abhorrent. These people could wear nice, traditional clothes untucked/disheveled/ironic-before-ironic-was-cool because they had the financial and social safety net that guaranteed they'd always be rich. It's a tradition that has always looked down on the social climbing "scholarship" people like us, and I can't sign off on emulating it.

p.m. said...

nice observation on the umbrellas. i have to say i agree w/that.

-munf

Ruffianism said...

Can you send me a link to download 'dis shit? Can't find one and I'm too lazy to search more assiduously.

Angelo said...

Take Ivy link http://bit.ly/ctk4zC

Angelo said...

Yup. Thanks for the page views homie.

Teamster of the month said...

Solid post.

Take Ivy - back like a boomerang. So what if it's like 2008? We can't all be Michael Williamses just like all dogs can't be pugdy bulldogs.

Seriously, that "American Badass" stuff in the comment section comes off scared. Was that the intention, fellas?

Ben said...

Wow, people are dicks.

But I'm starting to think unadulterated hate in your comments section is the first sign you've "made it" in the b'sphere.

So congrats young man!

Jay Robinson said...

That tinyurl link is already dead. Can we get another?

Angelo said...

Sorry, I don't have the original file (I wasn't the one who posted the original download link.) You could probably find another with some Googling.