I was sipping my morning coffee and browsing my favorite websites this morning, when I came across this treasure of a blog post on the site: A Continuous Lean.. The post, "Take Ivy", is filled with photos from its namesake book, created in the late 1960's by a Japanese photographer who traveled to U.S. Ivy League schools to document the era's style. These photos really capture the origins of classic "prep", and I love the subtle sense of an outsider's view that they convey. This book is officially on my wish list.
A couple of the photos are below, but be sure to read the original blog post for more photos and info about the book.
[photos from www.acontinuouslean.com]