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.

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

Cafe Racer jacket: Wilsons Leather, thrifted

Vest: Judson Wade Collection, thrifted

OCBD shirt: American Apparel, thrifted

Pants: Dockers, thrifted

Spring? Taking it back to fall.

Jacket: Brooks Brothers Brooksgate, vintage, thrifted

Shirt: Turnbury, thrifted

Ascot: no name, thrifted

Pants: Ben Sherman, 100% wool, thrifted


Shirt: Uniqlo OCBD, thrifted

Pants: Dockers, thirfted

Belt: No name, Made in Italy, thrifted


Shirt: Stafford “Mostly Cotton”, thrifted

Pants: Ben Sherman, thrifted

Belt: Trafalgar, thrifted

Jacket: Fred Perry, ebay

Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren, thrifted

Pants: Levi’s 501, thrifted

Belt: Claiborne, thrifted

Jacket: McDonald’s, thrifted

Shirt: Massimo Dutti, ebay

Pants (corduroy): JCPenny, sale

Belt: Claiborne, thifted