Vintage Ivy 2024

 

The VINTAGE IVY COLLECTION began in 2012 with the encounter of Mr. Graham Marsh, an Art Director/Ivy League connoisseur residing in the UK.

Drawing on Mr. Marsh's expertise in 1960s jazz and Ivy League fashion, we present authentic button-down shirts that capture the essence of that era, skillfully crafted by Kamakura Shirts.

Indulge in a collection born from the spirit of American Trad, a testament to our unique perspective and heritage.

Copyright © Graham Marsh


The Ivy style, transmitted from America to Japan since the 1960s, once dominated the fashion culture of that era and continues to be embraced today. Japanese enthusiasts meticulously honed this "IVY" style, and as a result, its quality and excellence garnered recognition even in the West. To the extent that it was re-imported to the United States.

Together with Mr. Graham, we dedicated ourselves to pursuing the iconic "Button-Down (B.D.) Shirt," a cornerstone of American Trad style. From the fabric to the silhouette, and even down to the roll of the collar, we spared no effort to perfect the B.D. Shirt that was admired in those days.

Those familiar with that era may find it nostalgic, while the younger generation may perceive it as "fresh and stylish."

"In many aspects, Japan has inherited much more from the tradition of American clothing than America itself." -David Marx "AMETORA"

Original name tags reminiscent of American vintage.

The beautifully rolling collar, often considered the signature of a button-down shirt.

Adorning the back of the Ameritrastyle, featuring box pleats, locker loops, and back buttons.

An essential chest pocket for the sporty casual shirt.

Classic single barrel cuffs on a button-down collar, sans gauntlet button, for a timeless look.

Faithfully replicating the Ivy style with a 6-button design.

When it comes to simple styles, it's important to focus on quality. A high-quality, sturdy 5.5-ounce chambray shirt is a versatile casual shirt that looks great on its own.

A seersucker shirt paired with white cotton pants is a classic summer staple. This casual Ivy League style looks great with rolled-up sleeves, perfect for a mature, laid-back look.

For Ivy League enthusiasts, a candy stripe shirt is a wardrobe essential. It pairs exceptionally well with a seasonal Madras jacket, creating a refreshing Ivy style.

The classic Ivy style features a navy jacket and a white Oxford shirt—an enduring combination that never goes out of fashion. This timeless look is undeniably stylish.