Modern California Ivy

Modern California Ivy takes its style inspiration from primarily four sources: English Modernism, American Ivy League style of the mid-20th century--both of which were influenced by Italian design--and finally, from California, the origin of so much cultural influence worldwide.

Modern California Ivy is partial to natural US and European made goods, however, it does not take a dogmatic approach when selecting items. Items made in other parts of the world as well as synthetic fabrics will make appearances. There will also be a mix of vintage and more recently produced items.

Modern California Ivy understands that not all fashion conscious wearers can afford the quality goods of many producers and therefore will strive to provide affordable yet stylish options for discernible dressers looking for clothes that make the wearer more confident.

Modern California Ivy believes in recycling fashion because of value, but also because of its benefit to the environment. In addition, many goods produced in the past are of high quality.

This men’s Royal Hem Light Blue Cotton/Nylon, 3-2 Roll, Sports Coat was Made in Italy. It is 47% cotton and 53% nylon. It is very slim fitting as Royal Hem designs slim fitting clothing. The sleeves are very narrow and high as well. This sports coat features quarter lining, patch pockets, a single vent and a 3-2 roll. The partial lining, the color and the weight make this jacket perfect for spring and summer.

It is on sale here.  

These men’s Brooks Brothers “Hudson” Madras Patchwork pants are in excellent pre-owned condition. They are Made in India, 100% cotton and size 32x30.

They are in sale here

This uniquely colored men’s Sartorio Napoli Sports Coat is new with tags. It is Made in Italy, and features unstructured shoulders, patch pockets, a lightweight quarter-lining, functioning cuffs ready to be tailored and is made from 100% Virgin Fleece Wool. The measurements are as follows: Armpit to armpit (seam to seam): 18; Waist (seam to seam): 17 ½; Shoulder seam to seam: 18; Sleeve length from shoulder seam to cuff: 25; Length from BOTTOM of collar to bottom hem: 30.

It is on sale here.    

Jacket: Brooks Brothers, 3-2 Roll vintage, thrifted

Shirt: Izod, thrifted

Belt: Claiborne, thrifted

Pants (Linen, Cotton): H&M, thrifted

Shoes: JCP, sale

Shirt: Izod, Made in France, thrifted

Pants: JCP, sale

Shoes: JCP, sale

Harrington Jacket: Field and Stream, ebay

Shirt: H&M, thrifted

Pants: Levi’s 501s, thrifted

Shoes: Loake for Ben Sherman, ebay

Sports Coat: Nigel’s Soft, Made in Italy, thrifted

Ascot: no name, thrifted

Shirt: Lands’ End, thrifted

Pants: Dockers D1, thrifted

Shoes: Lands’ End Canvas, sale

Own a piece of west coast classic men’s wear history with this vintage men’s Carroll & Co pink plaid short sleeve button down with button down collar shirt. Carroll & Co. has been designing an “Ivy League look with a twist” in Beverly Hills since 1949. Made in the USA this shirt, which looks to be from the 1980s, has maintained it’s quality. The deep pink has kept it’s shine. 

It is on sale here

Chambray Sports Coat: Coat Tails Made Expressly for The Broadway, Made in the USA, vintage (the inspection document was still inside one of the pockets), thrifted

Shirt: J. Crew Tailored Fit, thrifted

Pocket Square: No name, thrifted

Pants: J. Crew, thrifted

Shoes: JCP Stafford, sale

Windbreaker/Boating Jacket?: Sears, vintage, thrifted

Seersucker short sleeve shirt: Lands’ End, thrifted

Pants: Levi’s 501, thrifted NWT