• Black Ivy: A Revolt In Style

Black Ivy: A Revolt In Style

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From the most avant-garde jazz musicians, visual artists, and poets to architects, philosophers, and writers, Black Ivy: A Revolt in Style charts a period in American history when Black men across the country adopted the clothing of a privileged elite and made it their own. It shows how a generation of men took the classic Ivy Look and made it cool, edgy, and unpredictable in ways that continue to influence today's modern menswear.

Here you will see some famous, infamous, and not-so-famous figures in Black culture such as Amiri Baraka, Charles White, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Sidney Poitier, and how they reinvented Ivy and Prep fashion―the dominant looks of the time. The real stars of the book―the Oxford cloth button-down shirt, the hand-stitched loafer, the soft shoulder three-button jacket, and the perennial repp tie―are all here. What Black Ivy explores is how these clothes are reframed and redefined by a stylish group of men from outside the mainstream, challenging the status quo, struggling for racial equality and civil rights.

Published By Real Art Press (RAP)

  • Hardcover
  • 223 pages
  • 9” x 1 ½” x 11”

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