take ivy

for a while there i was a bit obsessed with menswear blogs. perhaps that is the wrong term for them. men’s things blogs? you know – jjjjound, them thangs, haw-lin… i had to downscale my subscription to these manly pursuits because i am a lady, after all. not really – there are just too many pictures to keep up with.

loosely fitting into this category is the trad – a blog written by a southern raised manhattan insurance broker (according to this interview) that revolves around trad style. there is a lot of vintage goodness going on, like this post about princeton in 1966. but it was this post from the depths of ’08 that shows scans from a 1965 book called take ivy that stole my heart.

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  • Reply s Wednesday 2 March, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    ahh, the last three are dartmouth/my heart
    go big green!

  • Reply PC Wednesday 2 March, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    never thought i would see my old home on here! the far left window on the first floor in the second photo was mine …

  • Reply Miss Moss Wednesday 2 March, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    amazing – you are incredibly lucky to have lived there!

  • Reply Gabriella Wednesday 2 March, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    There goes my heart…

  • Reply Marguerite Wednesday 2 March, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    A friend of mine owns this exact book, it’s so fun and beautiful, and most of all so contemporary!

  • Reply Greta Wednesday 2 March, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I love all things Ivy, but then I would be biased. There are nine brilliant Take Ivy playlists over at Brian Gosset’s:

  • Reply The Trad Wednesday 2 March, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I’m hugely flattered. Many thanks and I love your blog. Very well done.

  • Reply Aditha Thursday 3 March, 2011 at 12:36 am

    So lovely pictures.

    Your blog is great !

  • Reply hila Thursday 3 March, 2011 at 8:42 am

    oh man, the combination of preppiness and menswear is just too good! be still my heart.

  • Reply jess Thursday 3 March, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    it’s my favourite man things blog!

    • Reply Miss Moss Thursday 3 March, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      the selvedge yard is a long time favourite ;)

  • Reply rubi Thursday 3 March, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    my husband love jjjound. there are so many pictures to keep up with though! thanks for sharing this one.

  • Reply Eliza Coleman Saturday 5 March, 2011 at 6:59 am

    I am so with you on the men’s things blogs obsession… and men’s stores as well– Sid Mashburn, the J. Crew Men’s Shop, Billy Reid… they just have a cool that I don’t find in women’s things/shops as much!!

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