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WON: Take Ivy by T. Hayashida

UPDATE 07.31.09: Finally picked up the book in the mail.  More images and review HERE.

DISCLAIMER: not much I’m really adding to the Take Ivy vernacular that hasn’t already been represented on some other blog on the interweb…mainly just regurgitating what’s already been conversed…with an added kink or two…

Exceedingly difficult to find?  Really?

Over here at Hotdish & Bars, I’ve got myself in a celebratory mood over an auction I won the other night for a copy of Take Ivy, a largely picture-based book from Japanese photographer Teruyoshi Hayashida containing images he took on the Ivy campuses back in the 1960s.

take ivy winning bid

Mine is a story that began eons ago (2008) when Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean essentially brought attention to this book stateside by blogging about his copy.

**Note: I’ve been quietly stalking ACL for a while now…and I hope I’m not committing a disservice by simplifying the efforts of ACL in saying this, but it is an excellent place for all that is Americana in style…I encourage you to take a peak if you haven’t done so…**

Not long thereafter, I noticed mention of the book on a few other of my personal favorites in terms of blogs…Blackbird

…and then on the Rugby blog…

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Summer/Fall 2009 Reading, Part 1

A soon-to-be-released book to add to your preorder queue…:

Men’s American Fashion or American Fashion Menswear or Men’s Fashion with the CFDA by Robert E. Bryan

assoulineimage from http://www.hamilton1883.com

Whew!  A search on three different sites gives way to three different titles!

This book, part of a series on American fashion put out by the CFDA and assouline, is a retrospective overview of the influences, themes, and trends that have come out of American menswear.  We get references from the strapping Levi’s cowboy to the Ivy prepster.  The preview pictures give the impression this book will be an excellent collection of runway shots, advertisements, and archival.  Can’t wait!

Of random note:  I found out about this title on Hamilton Shirts’ website which holds what appears to be a very interesting blog imbued with vintage-y Texan Americana I can’t wait to pour through…just gotta find the time…

Release date: September 1, 2009.

Preorder at amazon.com HERE.