Originally published in 1965, the book was incredibly successful. For decades after it's release, it was difficult to find and original editions were few and far between. In 2006, a Japanese reprint was made of the original book and sold out quickly. Lucky for all of us fashion conscious men in the english speaking world, powerHouse Books rereleased a fully translated version in September that is widely available. I picked up a copy recently at a local bookstore and can't put it down.
Here are some of the photos from the book:
So if you have a chance, definitely take a look at the book. The similarities between the styles of today and those of the era are remarkable.
Next post, I'm going to share a recent project inspired by Take Ivy that takes a modern look at the American prep style from a different perspective.