Bill Bixby in Jack Purcells 1960s
Jack Klugman with an outstanding corduroy jacket (1958)
‘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.
Robert Redford in All the President’s Men 1976
Clint Eastwood on the set of Dirty Harry 1971
Sidney Poitier 1960s.
From Hollywood and The Ivy Look