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.

13 Comments

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

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

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

  4. 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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