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Ivy style : radical conformist

Author: Patricia Mears
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012.
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"An in-depth study of Ivy style will be articulated this book, which will include essays by Patricia Mears, Dr. Peter McNeil, Dr. Christopher Breward, and Dr. Masafumi Monden. Dr. McNeil will analyze the style of the Duke of Windsor, arguably the most stylish man of the twentieth century, and the great impact his look had on Americans, especially as a young man in the 1920s. Dr. Breward will present a cross-cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Mears
ISBN: 9780300170559 0300170556
OCLC Number: 785864867
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Inter-war years and the birth of ivy style / Patricia Mears --
The Duke of Windsor and the creation of the "soft look" / Peter McNeil --
Ivy Britannicus: dress, style, and the British university / Christopher Breward --
Family guy / Richard Press and Christian Chensvold --
Ivy style: heyday of the mid-century / Patricia Mears --
"Elegance": excerpts / G. Bruce Boyer --
A riff: jazz men take on ivy / G. Bruce Boyer --
Ivy style: revival and renewal / Patricia Mears --
Ivy in Japan: a regalia of non-conformity and privilege / Masafumi Monden --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: [edited by] Patricia Mears.

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A history of "Ivy Style" in menswear, tracing the origins and diffusion of this enduring and classic fashion  Read more...

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