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#1 2010-03-29 08:50:26

Just Jim
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Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

Think Brooks Brothers!
Think Psycho!

The Cord Sack or Slack jacket covers more bases than most in the spectrum that is the American Ivy League Look.

It dresses up, but never too far. It dresses down, but never too far!

Fawn (Brooks called it 'Tan') & Olive (Brooks called it 'Beechwood') were standard, but that was just them.

Medium Wale fabric was also standard, but, again, that was just them.

It's an Ivy Item with which you can do a lot.

$195 from Brooks in '87. Same styling as their Makers Tweeds: 3/2, natural shoulder, patch & flap with upper welt pocket, swelled edge to the lapel, spaced 2 on the sleeve, etc.

A great item for Autumn & Spring.

No?

- Ethan agrees, anyway!

http://shop.oconnellsclothing.com/popup … 710625.img

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#2 2010-03-29 08:54:16

Just Jim
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

 

#3 2010-03-29 10:28:58

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

 

#4 2010-03-29 10:29:58

Get Smart
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

cord jackets are great

I wear my burgundy one far more than I ever would have that I would

yer totally right about dressing up/down but never too far

 

#5 2010-03-29 10:31:16

TheWeejun
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

I'm still wearing my dark navy John Simons cord sack suit that I got married in in 2000. Johnny convinced me to buy 2 pairs of trews for the suit which was a smart move. Second pair still have the tags on.


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#6 2010-03-29 10:38:24

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

TheWeejun wrote:

I'm still wearing my dark navy John Simons cord sack suit that I got married in in 2000. Johnny convinced me to buy 2 pairs of trews for the suit which was a smart move. Second pair still have the tags on.

Now there's a thread!

I got hitched in a Brooks Blazer down Chelsea Town Hall... Just like Nigel Havers, although he didn't have a Brooks Blazer...

http://www.spotlight.com/hallfame/portr … ers_83.jpg

^ Not me. No Blazer.

 

#7 2010-03-29 10:47:26

Kingstonian
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

Terrible. The geography teacher look.

 

#8 2010-03-29 10:49:30

Just Jim
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

Kingstonian wrote:

Terrible. The geography teacher look.

Imagine one with a knited tie then, just to double the horror!  wink

 

#9 2010-03-29 11:12:27

Kingstonian
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

Knitted tie is OK, as are cords - but no way you can take the curse off the corduroy coat.

 

#10 2010-03-29 11:38:11

Long_Playing
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

I am a big fan of the brown cord jacket. Olive, yes - Navy, I don't know - any other color... dubious...

 

#11 2010-03-29 12:15:39

Axelist
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

Wow, cord jackets and blazers seem to carry heavy cultural backpacks. I have one brown cord jacket, sort of mid-whale cord from Ralph.Nothing fancy, three buttons, no roll. Yes, I already noticed, I'm more the janitor of the Ivy look you guys are attending.

I rarely wear it because
1. it is almost bulletproof heavy
2. I never know what to wear with it. Khakis? Jeans? What do you match yours with?


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#12 2010-03-29 12:19:37

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

Both Khakis and Jeans are good. Flannels work too. If you can think above the baggage then it's an easy fabric to work with.

Your fellow Janitor  -

wink

 

#13 2010-03-29 12:21:19

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

Just checked - Brooks teamed theirs with worsted flannels in '88.

 

#14 2010-03-29 12:23:02

Axelist
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

Russell_Street wrote:

Your fellow Janitor  -

wink

I feel a cleaning mop topic coming..smile


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#15 2010-03-29 12:27:07

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

 

#16 2010-03-29 12:36:44

Axelist
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

smile

This inspired me to get my cord jacket out tomorrow. Forecast is 14 degr. Celsius, should work.

I imagine it to be tricky to match flannels with a cord jacket without looking too "old". Would the flannels be dark grey?


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#17 2010-03-29 16:05:03

TheWeejun
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

Just Jim wrote:

Kingstonian wrote:

Terrible. The geography teacher look.

Imagine one with a knited tie then, just to double the horror!  wink

God, AND suede chukkas....

(that ought to poke him again)


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#18 2010-03-30 00:27:56

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

Axelist wrote:

smile

This inspired me to get my cord jacket out tomorrow. Forecast is 14 degr. Celsius, should work.

I imagine it to be tricky to match flannels with a cord jacket without looking too "old". Would the flannels be dark grey?

The example I looked at were dark Brown with a Fawn Cord Jacket (Royal Stewart Tartan BD underneath!).

A slimmer cut to the flannels (or Chinos) keeps things younger looking I think - Very 'Boom Years'.

Best -

 

#19 2010-03-30 01:30:49

Axelist
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

Russell_Street wrote:

Axelist wrote:

smile

This inspired me to get my cord jacket out tomorrow. Forecast is 14 degr. Celsius, should work.

I imagine it to be tricky to match flannels with a cord jacket without looking too "old". Would the flannels be dark grey?

The example I looked at were dark Brown with a Fawn Cord Jacket (Royal Stewart Tartan BD underneath!).

A slimmer cut to the flannels (or Chinos) keeps things younger looking I think - Very 'Boom Years'.

Best -

Sounds good.

And slimmer cut Chinos is what I am wearing today with my corduroy armour. Matched with a navy polo jumper and dark brown Dessies.


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#20 2010-03-30 01:56:11

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

Like a twist on Steve McQ. in Bullitt.

 

#21 2010-03-30 02:49:38

Kingstonian
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

As far from sharp as you can get. Skins would never wear corduroy jackets.

I like tweed now but back in the day it was old man's stuff.

I have never lost my loathing for corduroy jackets though. Same goes for velvet jackets but you do not see them now.

 

#22 2010-03-30 03:24:29

Hard Bop Hank
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

"A corduroy jacket in Italy?"

from the Talented Mr Ripley...

...one of my cord sportcoats is Italian, though...


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#23 2010-03-30 03:28:35

Hard Bop Hank
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

tan, olive, navy - Ivy as hell, for sure.

similar to cotton poplin.

It's not an English look.


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"Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?"

 

#24 2010-03-30 03:31:51

Hard Bop Hank
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

and my Italian one is maroon, btw... not my favourite colour, but it's got a very American shoulderline...


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”All political art is bad – all good art is political.”
"Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?"

 

#25 2010-03-30 04:42:27

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: Ivy As Hell: The Corduroy Jacket.

Mr. Graham Marsh: Dedicated Ivy League Style Author & Historian long before ANYBODY else:

"The purist suit was in Tan needlecord, or Olive, or Dark Blue cotton."

The above dates from 1991 and is G.M. remembering the American Ivy Boom Years as he knew them in London at the time as a Modern Jazz fan.

- A discussion of Ivy which took place long before the Post-Preppy muddle of "Trad" - And yet Mr. Marsh is far Tradder than the Trad. Purely because he lives in the real world.

A point he also raises which nobody else really has yet online is shoe heel hight. Ivy heels are low, low, low. At the Ivy Shop this detail got discussed, but I've yet to see any online 'Trad' care or even know about it.

Just Sayin'.


DETAILS !!!

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