The Dad jacket is made of medium-weight chino cotton, a year-round daywear fabric fit for any essential of a cool dad’s wardrobe. This classic piece features single welt pockets, a straight zip close, and an elasticated waist for a cropped silhouette. It is finished with a whimsical zig-zag stitch inspired by the finishings offered by 1950s domestic sewing machines.
The classic collegiate look of mid-century America was made popular nationwide by the preppy young men who sported the look around their prestigious campuses. However, it was thanks to a single book, Take Ivy, that prep style has evolved to become an international, and enduring fashion subculture.
In 1959, four Japanese sartorial enthusiasts set out to capture the style of America’s eight Ivy League universities. The resulting photography book produced a sensation, selling over fifty thousand copies worldwide, and affirming its place as the definitive menswear Bible.