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Street Etiquette will school you in preppy style.

Photo: StreetEtiquette.comMenswear’s ongoing fixation on all things preppy shows no sign of abating (and for the record we’re completely fine with that). Following last month’s rerelease of Shosuke Ishizu’s Take Ivy and the recent debut of True Prep, by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd, come two online features that fans of the Dead Poets Society should not miss. First is John Tinseth’s post on The Trad about the underappreciated British book The Ivy Look: An Illustrated Pocket Guide to Classic American Clothing, which gets reissued here next month. And then there’s Black Ivy, which is one of the most ambitious and impressive online men’s fashion features we’ve seen in a good while. The brainchild of Street Etiquette’s Josh Kissi and Travis Gumbs, with an assist from the awesomely-named Unabashedly Prep photographer F.E. Castleberry, it’s both a celebration of the style of traditionally black colleges (a.k.a. the Black Ivies) and a worthy addendum—or is that rubuttal?—to Ishizu’s book. (While we’re in a linking mood, here’s a hat-tip to GQ.com for pointing it out.)

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  1. Dalyn says:

    I said it over there, I’ll say it here;
    Why wasn’t a shoot like this done at a place like Morehouse?
    Sure its all about the look, and the location is nice. But if it is gonna be black Ivy, why not do the shoot at the place that is considered just that?

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  3. Brian says:

    Why would you possibly care?

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