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.



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Jacket: Uniqlo, thrifted

Shirt: Ateseta Firenze, Made in Italy, thrifted

Pants: J. Crew, thrifted

Belt: Polo Ralph Lauren, thrifted

Men’s Vintage Brooks Brothers BrooksGate Tartan Button Down Collar Shirt Large 16x34

On sale here

This is the kind of fall shirt that pairs well with tweed jackets and corduroy sport coats. This Brooksgate shirt is lightweight and has held up well in color and texture. It has a flattering cut and drapes well. The buttons appear to be mother of pearl. The shirt feels like cotton or a cotton blend.

Measurements (approximate, +/- .5”)
1) Chest (pit-to-pit): 23”
2) Length (from bottom of collar): 30”
3) Shoulder: 19”
4) Sleeve: 34”
5) Neck: 16”

A nice made in Italy, Ermenegildo Zegna, cotton-cashmere, brown overcoat in size 42 on sale here

Two very nice MTM, bespoke dress shirts from custom maker Custom Shirts of La Jolla. They are size 15.5x33 and feature Fly Front or Covered Front Plackets. Created in 2003 they appear to be unworn. On sale here. 

Two very nice MTM, bespoke dress shirts from custom maker Custom Shirts of La Jolla. They are size 15.5x33 and feature Fly Front or Covered Front Plackets. Created in 2003 they appear to be unworn. On sale here

Cotton Jacket: Jack Spade, thrifted

Shirt: Brooks Brothers, thrifted

Belt: J. Crew, thrifted

Pants: J. Crew, thrifted

Shoes: Loakes for Ben Sherman, ebay

Nice Leather Bally jacket in Large 42 on sale here.  

Jacket: Calvin Klein, thifted

Shirt: J. Crew, thrifted

Pants: Zara, thrifted

Shoes: no name, thrifted

3-2 Roll Linen Jacket: Uniqlo, thrifted

Shirt: Merona, thrifted

Pants: Dockers D1, thrifted

Classic Pair of Bass Weejuns Kiltie Tassel Loafers in 10.5D in mint condition on sale here. 

Classic Pair of Bass Weejuns Kiltie Tassel Loafers in 10.5D in mint condition on sale here

Made in USA Classic Cap Toe Oxfords by Brooks Brothers in 10.5D available for purchase here. 

Made in USA Classic Cap Toe Oxfords by Brooks Brothers in 10.5D available for purchase here