Inspired by the most effortlessly cool style of all: the Ivy League look, which started on the campuses all-male American universities, such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton, but quickly filtered down to become the dominant American male style of the 60s.
Everyone from President Kennedy to Woody Allen, and John Coltrane to the ordinary working man, wore it.
It's Miles Davis in a green Oxford cloth button-down shirt;
it's Steve McQueen in a pair of brown-suede crepe-soled boots;
it’s Paul Newman displaying Ivy style simply by virtue of his khaki trouser jacket combination.
It’s them, who elevated the Ivy look, known as Preppy nowadays, to the height of “confident carefree simplicity” male dress code for a next generation.