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by Patricia Mears,Christopher Breward,Christian Chensvold,Masafumi Monden,Peter McNeil,G. Bruce Boyer
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  • Author:
    Patricia Mears,Christopher Breward,Christian Chensvold,Masafumi Monden,Peter McNeil,G. Bruce Boyer
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    0300170556
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    Yale University Press (October 16, 2012)
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    224 pages
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Bruce Boyer's excellent chapter on the intersection of jazz and Ivy in the 1950s is fascinating and important reading, while Masafumi Monden's look at "Ivy in Japan" highlights where the flame is perhaps burning most brightly today. Patricia Mears' historical overviews tie things together well. Other chapters were more problematic for me.

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Ivy Style Radical Conformists Patricia Mears, Christopher Breward, Christian Chensvold, Masafumi Monden, Peter McNeil, G. Bruce Boyer. Focusing on menswear dating from the early 20th century through today, this elegant book traces the main periods of the look: the interwar years when classic items, such as tweed jackets and polo coats, were appropriated from the English man's wardrobe and redesigned by pioneering American firms such as Brooks Brothers and J. Press for young men at elite East Coast.

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Ivy Style by Patricia Mears, Christopher Breward, G. Bruce Boyer, Christian Chensvold, Masafumi Monden, and Peter McNeil, Yale University Press, 2012. Japan Fashion Now by Valerie Steele, Patricia Mears, Yuniya Kawamura, and Hiroshi Narumi, Yale University Press, 2010. Madame Grès: Sphinx of Fashion by Patricia Mears, Yale University Press, 2008. // Received First Prize in the 2009 AAM Museum Publications Design Competition. Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology 227 West 27th Street New York City 10001-5992.

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Christopher Breward, University of Edinburgh "The Ivy Style exhibition at The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, for which Mr. G. Bruce Boyer was a consulting curator, is still being talked about among fashion leaders in Japan. We respect Mr. Boyer, whose appraisal of Ivy Style always influences new fashion trends worldwide. Bruce Boyer's delightful writing gives us a chance to contemplate the beauty and function of men's wardrobe essentials, transporting us to a world where old-world glamour and modern elegance rule.

Many of the most familiar sartorial images of the 20th century can be traced to the prestigious college campuses of America. The "Ivy League Look," or "Ivy Style," was once a cutting-edge look that for decades led the evolution of menswear. Far more than a classic way of dressing, Ivy Style spread beyond the rarified walls of Harvard, Yale, and Princeton to influence countless designers.

Focusing on menswear dating from the early 20th century through today, this elegant book traces the main periods of the look: the interwar years when classic items, such as tweed jackets and polo coats, were appropriated from the English man's wardrobe and redesigned by pioneering American firms such as Brooks Brothers and J. Press for young men at elite East Coast colleges; then from 1945 to the late 1960s, when the staples of Ivy Style—oxford cloth shirts, khaki pants, and penny loafers—were worn by a new, diverse group that included working-class students and jazz musicians; and finally the current revival of the Ivy look that began in the early 1980s.

Ivy Style celebrates both high-profile proponents of the style—including the Duke of Windsor, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and Miles Davis—who made the look their own, and designers such as Ralph Lauren, J. McLaughlin, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Bastian, and Thom Browne, who have made it resonate with new generations of style enthusiasts.


Qiahmagha
When my wife and I left the New York City area for Texas early this year, I knew there would be things I'd miss and things I wouldn't. Pretty much at the top of my list of things I wish I was still in town for is the Ivy Style exhibit at the Museum at FIT. So I eagerly awaited what I hoped would be the next best thing, the publication of this book. Now I'm of mixed opinion. Parts of this book, like the curate's egg, are excellent. Other parts are quite good if not as obviously relevant to the topic. Then there's what felt like filler.

Importantly, this book is not "about" the FIT exhibit: There are many beautiful photos from the exhibition, but not enough to make up for not having been there. "Ivy Style" the book is meant to accompany the exhibition, and cover the topic in near-academic style. There's some serious analysis going on here, a long, long, *long* way from The Official Preppy Handbook.

The centerpiece of the book is a wonderful interview with Richard Press, grandson of the founder of J. Press and himself a former president of the business. His words more than anything else laid out the fundamentals and evolution of Ivy style. Bruce Boyer's excellent chapter on the intersection of jazz and Ivy in the 1950s is fascinating and important reading, while Masafumi Monden's look at "Ivy in Japan" highlights where the flame is perhaps burning most brightly today. Patricia Mears' historical overviews tie things together well.

Other chapters were more problematic for me. Peter McNeil's "The Duke of Windsor and the Creation of the 'Soft Look'" was an interesting look at one of the great icons of classic men's style, but despite the author's efforts seemed only tangentially related to Ivy style. The next chapter, "Ivy Britannicus" by Christopher Breward, was similarly interesting but even less relevant. (To repeat, both chapters are worthwhile reading on their own; I question their inclusion here.) Bruce Boyer is an excellent author -- I admire not only the chapter mentioned above but also his book about my particular idol, Fred Astaire Style. Yet the chapter here consisting solely of excerpts from Boyer's Elegance: A Guide to Quality in Menswear, especially a very, very long section on tweed, felt like filler. And, apart from Mears on the birth of Ivy style, this collection of excerpts is indeed the longest chapter in the book. Throughout, one more pass by a copy editor would probably have helped: There are more than a few errant apostrophes, for instance, and an egregious description of Alan Flusser as a "menswear doyenne" (p. 165).

There's one final problem with "Ivy Style," one that guaranteed I couldn't give the book more than four stars: As other reviewers have noted, the typography is bad, bad to the point of near-unreadability. A small, sans-serif typeface printed in medium grey on glossy stock pretty much ensures illegibility, and it sure did here. Captions and endnotes are tinier still. These layouts may have looked pretty to the designers at FIT and Yale University Press, but I hope the authors protested against the abuse their words were forced to endure. My eyes certainly protested at trying to read them.

On the whole, though, there's a lot that's satisfying about "Ivy Style." Certainly, the book and exhibition is probably the first time (and maybe the last?) that this style of dress has been blessed by such substantial curatorial attention. For devotees of the style, this is essential reading despite its flaws (overlooking illegibility is a pretty big "despite"). Historians of fashion or socio-economic signifiers could get a lot out of it too. Like Ivy style itself, this book won't appeal to everyone. But those who see the virtues of the style will appreciate the virtues of the book, too.
Welahza
I traveled across the country to see the Ivy Style exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology. It is a marvelous show, with the added benefit of being open till 8pm! I was therefore keenly looking forward to the book on Ivy Style. Regretfully, the choice of font and more importantly color of ink makes the book almost unreadable. I struggled to get through the excellent essays on the Duke of Windsor and the Jazz Men and then simply gave up. How Ms Mears, FIT and the Yale Press chose a light gray ink for the text is beyond comprehension. Hopefully, if it gets to a second printing they can correct this.
Arar
I ordered "Ivy Style" with free delivery and, to my surprise, it arrived a day before the estimated delivery date. Superb service. As a follower of the various Ivy blogs, I was much looking forward to settling into a leather armchair in my library, lighting a cigar and spending a few pleasant hours with the book. However, you can't enjoy a book if it's difficult to read the type, and, alas, that's the case with text of "Ivy Style." The body type is so small and light (it looks grey on the page) that I have to strain to read it. The photo captions are even worse; they're so small that I have to use a magnifying glass to read them. This is immensely disappointing because it was really the essays in the book that I was most looking forward to. A book that is this important--to my knowledge, it is the first work to comprehensively trace the origins of Ivy style and, in particular, examine its critical British influences--should not be so egregiously flawed. How could the editors and publisher let this happen?
Malann
After following the development of the resurgence of Trad/Ivy style in the blogosphere for the past six years this book was an exciting find. It includes a ton of photos and content captured together to present a cohesive history of the style form its early pre-war development to the current resurgence.

One of the best parts is a long interview with Richard Press, former CEO of J. Press, where he gives insight into his business, and the style as a whole.
Hatе&love
I was excited to receive this book until I realized it was all men's wear. Interesting book but my boyfriend thinks it's way better than I do!
Uleran
Most of the chapters are well done and interesting, especially the interview of Richard Press of J Press fame. Could have used more photos.
Bluecliff
First, the good news. This is a book with excellent photos of the exhibit. About half of the essays within are worth reading, especially the one on the Duke of Windsor.

Now the bad news. For a press of this caliber to screw up so badly with the type design is inexcusable. . . perhaps this was a job shunted off to somebody new on the staff, or to some uncaring soul in China. The typeface makes the book a loser: it is gray (why?) and sans serif (why?) and in a tiny size (why?). This makes the book very hard to read and limits its appeal.

"Preppy" really may have at one time BEEN preppy. It for many years now must just be considered Standard American Dress. There are important values connected with the style: clothing should be durable, well-made and built to last (thrift); it should not be offensive (consideration for others).

Richard Press (of J. Press fame) is obviously the key to the book: his thoughts and contributions are the soul of it.
Beautiful book, filled with fascinating photos and text. BIG however - the author and/or book designer selected a tiny tiny font and then decided to use a rather light gray ink, making it very difficult for anyone who doesn't have perfect vision. Bring out your magnifiers and plus 10 readers. It's really a shame because reading becomes tedious. But the photos are indeed not only plentiful, but also wonderful.