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Bob Newhart : The Button-Down Mind on TVPhoto by Sid Avery

Bob Newhart : The Button-Down Mind on TV
Photo by Sid Avery

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Bill Bixby in Jack Purcells 1960s

Bill Bixby in Jack Purcells 1960s

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Jack Klugman  with an outstanding corduroy jacket (1958)

Jack Klugman  with an outstanding corduroy jacket (1958)

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‘Traditionally cut jackets have natural shoulders, three buttons’
Ah - words to make the Ivyists pulse race. Of the hundreds of old ads and features from mid-century editions of Esquire that Graham Marsh and I rummaged through when planning The Ivy Look this I think was my favourite. This delights in every detail - fit, colours, shoes and haircuts - all have that soft elegance that is so central to my notion of the Ivy look. The contemporary purists these days lecture on natural fibres and the 3 to 2 roll, yet the impeccable seersucker sported by these dapper chaps is ‘Dacron-cotton’ and the top button is done up on a number of their jackets. This is a minor, but revealing detail, and with Ivy, detail sure matters. 

‘Traditionally cut jackets have natural shoulders, three buttons’

Ah - words to make the Ivyists pulse race. Of the hundreds of old ads and features from mid-century editions of Esquire that Graham Marsh and I rummaged through when planning The Ivy Look this I think was my favourite. This delights in every detail - fit, colours, shoes and haircuts - all have that soft elegance that is so central to my notion of the Ivy look. The contemporary purists these days lecture on natural fibres and the 3 to 2 roll, yet the impeccable seersucker sported by these dapper chaps is ‘Dacron-cotton’ and the top button is done up on a number of their jackets. This is a minor, but revealing detail, and with Ivy, detail sure matters. 

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Robert Redford in All the President’s Men 1976

Robert Redford in All the President’s Men 1976

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Clint Eastwood on the set of Dirty Harry 1971

Clint Eastwood on the set of Dirty Harry 1971

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Sidney Poitier 1960s.
From Hollywood and The Ivy Look

Sidney Poitier 1960s.

From Hollywood and The Ivy Look

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