Although the United States of origin are not defined well known as the birthplace of style, there are indeed style forms that have their origin. One of those iconic styles is the "Ivy League style ', which originated on the campuses of the famous Ivy League universities in the North East of the U.S., and the" Preppy style' that has emerged in the preperatory schools for the same universities . The eight universities that are members of this league (a sports competition), such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton, were or are seen as the most prestigious universities in the world.
On the above universities and schools preperatory, which consisted mainly of conservative, traditional on Protestant values gestoelde institutes, developed the standard uniform: sport coat / blazer, button-down shirt with tie and gray flannel trousers or chinos. This meant that this outfit was symbolic of the "preppy few. The preppy lifestyle was seen as exclusive and desirable, because it was mostly wealthy families, who enjoyed the best education in the world and who went in the higher social circles.
The preppy style as we now know, however, emerged later, when people started to get out of this environment to 'dress' garments go combined with more functional garments when they went to their classes the habit. A well-known example is the white sportsok dressed in white were learning loafers.Verschillende show anyway favorite among fans of this style, no matter what time of year they went at that time. Crewneck sweatshirts (obviously printed with the university in question or belonging thereto sports team) combined with uncoated chinos is another illustrative example. A kind of elitist form of rebellion. Because it can do, do it because you can make it because you can afford, in all respects it.
The most prominent work has defined this style in the 60s at the Ivy League university campuses is the book of the Japanese Teruyoshi Hayashida and associates. Original copies of this work are now very rare and quite costly. Fortunately, you can use Issuu.com work simply consult, and even download in PDF format.
Names like Brooks Brothers, Gant, J. Press and J. Crew are names that are inextricably linked with this style. Many of them also had special campus stores. Ralph Lauren is perhaps the most famous name on the Ivy League style is popularized and commercialized. Ralph Lauren began his career incidentally at Brooks Brothers. The rest is history. The preppy style is then never really disappeared from the streets. The smart-casual style as we know today is an example of the influence that the hand dealers of the preppy Ivy League style and have had, as it also relates to a hybrid style that combine functional and dressed in an outfit. Ralph Lauren, are sub-label Rugby, Gant by Michael Bastian new - and Rugger collection, but also modernized J. Crew and Brooks Brothers at the time the names that this style is still an appropriate point across, although in the broadest sense of the word.
Further development is also another. A beautiful interpretation of modern-day Ivy League style is found in this beautiful photo shoot at Princeton by the people of GQ . Another broader but still very nice modern interpretation of Street Etiquette , The Black Ivy '. Both the slide-show and video are undoubtedly well worth seeing.
At Amazon you can also still one of the most famous works purchased for the preppy lifestyle completely decomposes: True Prep: "It's a Whole New Old World" , by Lisa Birnbach. Moreover, you can also here recent (and therefore much cheaper) copies of the book also described "Take Ivy" find.
Source: Wikipedia, Ivy Style, Men's Flair , unabashedly Prep, GQ, Street Etiquette