Friday, March 5, 2010

Take Ivy (Re-Issue)

Preppy style — otherwise known as "trad" — has been having a major menswear moment, thanks to designers like Michael Bastian and a host of Web sites celebrating the blazer-and-button-down look of the 1950s and '60s. Behind the renewed interest is a cultish book called Take Ivy, a collection of photographs taken at Ivy League campuses first published in Japan in 1965 but rarely available in the U.S. (copies have sold for upwards of $1,500 on eBay). We've just heard that Take Ivy will be reissued in August by powerHouse Books with an English translation and a far more affordable price tag, leaving plenty to splurge on a $600 pair of Michael Bastian shorts. {via W Mag}

Even though the book will not be released until August, you can pre-order now via Amazon.

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