For one thing, I wore a slightly wider tie with a woven pattern. I was really digging the whole navy/green/blue/pink combo.
And for shoes and belt, I stuck with a buttery orange shade of brown, and split toes instead of wingtips, with light colored socks. Something about grey flannel and orange leather is very British to me.
Chesterfield topcaot from Andover Shop, $9.99 (swear to God)
Top it all off with a Chesterfield topcoat and a floppy cap in Black Watch Tartan.
Voila! The Ivy League style from before the 3/2, button down collar days. I apologize for the gratuitous amount of photos this post, which include my ugly mug, but I was pretty proud of this outfit, and it kept me warm to boot. If only I had attended Yale in 1928, I might not have had to think so hard about this one as I was getting dressed.
Your feedback on what other contexts I might be able to mask those pleats in would be greatly appreciated, dear readers.
I love the entire outfit.
I found a pair of grey flannels with inverted pleats at a thrift store last summer (I went in and found that it was half-off day, and surprisingly found something!) - I will put those to use someday soon, and your post gave me ideas, thanks!
Giuseppe, nice look! Very well played. 1928? When the weather is colder, I'm pretty much like this most days. Sure, the trad/ivy look has enough breadth that one can also wear plain and English collars, and pleated trousers. No sense getting too narrow about a trad "look." Btw, that Chesterfield is wonderfully elegant.
" Sure, the trad/ivy look has enough breadth that one can also wear plain and English collars, and pleated trousers. No sense getting too narrow about a trad 'look.'"
I feel this is the best comment comment made so to date. the last line could apply to many other looks as well.
His jacket in the first photograph is painfully too small.... Yeeeesh.
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