university

college days

i think about university quite often and what i would have done differently if i could do it all over again (a dangerous game.) probably should have worked harder, dressed better & partied less. that would have changed everything, i swear!

these are from the vassar college archive on flickr. i love it when universities make the effort of sharing their photo archives online – i really wish my alma mater would do the same! i should apply for that job…

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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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plaid jackets

i wish there was a description that went along with these photos, all i know is that they are titled “plaid jackets” and they’re from 1950. perhaps the plaid jackets was some kind of boy’s club at an ivy league university, you had to wear tartan waistcoats and jaunty newsboy caps to be a member. cool.

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