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AW23 Lookbook

AW23 Lookbook

For our Autumn 23 lookbook, we feature Glen Campbell, Wayne Coldbourne and Nicholas Smith all wearing a faithful Ivy style combination and the season essentials by Battenwear, Beams Plus, Christys’ London, Drake’s, Harley of Scotland, Mackintosh, Sebago and Universal Works.Highlights include a modern twist on iconic silhouettes such as luxury wool / cashmere coats, outdoor expedition parkas and puffer jackets, two-piece suits, shetland wool knitwear, plain and ski-inspired printed fleece, 2 Pleat trousers, chambray and stripe oxford shirts, leather and suede loafers as well as a very special collaboration with Harley of Scotland. Pictured: Drakes D Stripe Baseball Cap, Mackintosh Wool & Cashmere Single-Breasted Trench Coat  and Horatio Beaufoy Loafers (Left) | Classic Fedora, MIL Blouson Leather, Burn Tank Fair Isle Wool Vest and Acadia Loafers (Right) Pictured: Drakes 'D' Flag Emblem Baseball Cap, Navajo Print Wool-Silk Bandana, Boston Green Check Wool Overcoat, Long Sleeve Pocket Hiking Sweat T-Shirt  and Horatio Beaufoy Loafers Pictured: Graduate Baseball Cap, Manchester Navy Raintec Cotton 3/4 Coat and Shantung Stripe Silk Tie (Left) | London Jacket Olive and Black, Military Chino's Olive and Black and Horatio Beaufoy Loafers (Right) Pictured: London Jacket, Military Chino, Crest Shield Embroidery Silk Tie, Weir Blackwatch Wool Duffel Coat  and Horatio Beaufoy Loafers Pictured: 8 Piece Baker Boy Cap, Bakers Overshirt, BD Scout Shirt and Acadia Loafers Pictured: 8 Piece Baker Boy Cap, Tropical Scarf and Batten-Down Vest V.2 Pictured: Panther Baseball Cap, Scout Anorak, Cork Leather Driving Gloves and Acadia Suede (Left) | Graduate Baseball Cap and Battenwear Pocket Rugby Shirt (Right) Pictured: Graduate Baseball Cap and Battenwear Pocket Rugby Shirt (Left) | Graduate Baseball Cap, Batten-Down Parka V.2 and Acadia Loafers (Right) Pictured: Graduate Baseball Cap, Multi Stripe Crew 5G Knit, 4B Cuffs Jacket, 2 Pleats Denim Pants Trousers and Ryan Suede Polaris Loafers Pictured: Multi Stripe Crew 5G Knit, 4B Cuffs Jacket, 2 Pleats Denim Pants Trousers and Ryan Suede Polaris Loafers (Left) | Graduate Baseball Cap, Boa Jacquard Cardigan and B.D. Oxford Candy Stripe Pictured: Graduate Baseball Cap, Boa Jacquard Cardigan and B.D. Oxford Candy Stripe, Military Chinos and Horatio Beaufoy Loafers (Right) | Graduate Baseball Cap and MIL Crew Fleece    Pictured Graduate Baseball Cap and Shaggy Dog Fauna / Tusk Jumper (Left) | Graduate Baseball Cap, Shaggy Dog Bordeaux Mix/ Nugget Jumper, 2 Pleats Twill Trousers Navy and Ryan Suede Polaris Loafers (Right) Pictured: Graduate Baseball Cap and Shaggy Dog Coffee/ New Amethyst  Jumper (Left) | Graduate Baseball Cap and Shaggy Dog Starlight Blue/Clover  Jumper (Right)  Pictured: Classic Fedora, Knit Polo Stripe Dark Brown and Dark Green, OrSlow 107 Ivy Fit Selvedge Denim and Horatio Beaufoy Loafers Pictured: Bucket Hat, Knit Polo Stripe Charcoal, OrSlow 107 Ivy Fit Selvedge Denim and Ryan Suede Polaris Loafers (Left) |  Graduate Baseball Cap, Shaggy Dog Bordeaux Mix/ Nugget Jumper, MIL Type N-3B Down Jacket, 2 Pleats Twill Trousers Navy and Ryan Suede Polaris Loafers (Right) Pictured: Panther Baseball Cap, Shantung Stripe Silk Tie, Bakers Overshirt, OrSlow 107 Ivy Fit Selvedge Denim and Classic Dan Leather Loafer Pictured: Wool Fleece Cardigan, Shantung Stripe Silk Tie and Classic Dan Leather Loafer (Left) | Black Wool Fleece Cardigan, Crest Shield Embroidery Silk Tie, Gilead Sweater and Horatio Beaufoy Loafers   Pictured: Graduate Baseball Cap, Crew Sweat, OrSlow 107 Ivy Fit Selvedge Denim and Horatio Beaufoy Loafers | London Jacket, Botanical Print Scarf Pictured: Graduate Baseball Cap, Botanical Print Scarf, London Jacket (Left) | Graduate Baseball Cap, Manchester Navy Raintec Cotton 3/4 Coat, Shantung Stripe Silk Tie, Military Chino Olive and Horatio Beaufoy Loafers (Right) Pictured: Classic Fedora, B.D. Panama Double Check Shirt, Military Chino and Medford Suede Loafers (Left) | Graduate Baseball Cap, B.D. 30/2 Shaggy Check Shirt, OrSlow 107 Ivy Fit Selvedge Denim and Horatio Beaufoy Loafers Pictured: Graduate Baseball Cap, B.D. 30/2 Shaggy Check Shirt, Military Chinos and Medford Suede Loafers (Left) |  Classic Fedora, B.D. Panama Double Check Shirt, Military Chinos and Medford Suede Loafers (Right) Pictured: Classic Fedora, MIL Hat, B.D. Denim Shirt, 2 Pleats Denim Pants Trousers and Ryan Suede Polaris Loafers Pictured: Classic Fedora, MIL Hat, B.D. Denim Shirt, 2 Pleats Denim Pants Trousers and Ryan Suede Polaris Loafers Pictured: Graduate Baseball Cap, Pocket Stripe Tee, Gilead Sweater, OrSlow 107 Ivy Fit Selvedge Denim and Horatio Beaufoy Loafers Pictured: Ravenna Beige Wool & Cashmere Duffle Coat, Impulse Fair isle Wool Crewneck, Royal Stewart Mohair Scarf, Cork Leather Driving Gloves and Heriot Black Watch Whangee Handle Stick Umbrella (Left) | Chambray Button Down Shirt, Shaggy Dog Autumn Leaf Jumper, White 5 Pocket Denim Jean, and Acadia Suede Pictured: Chambray Button Down Shirt, Impulse Fair isle Wool Crewneck, Batten-Down Vest V.2 and OrSlow 107 Ivy Fit Selvedge Denim (Left) |  Drakes 'D' Flag Emblem Baseball Cap, Navajo Print Wool-Silk Bandana and US Army Tropical Jacket      

The 1963 March on Washington Dress Code

The 1963 March on Washington Dress Code

When you look at photos of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28th, 1963, notice the men. Among the 250,000 people who came to the capitol from all over the country, a huge percentage of the men were in suit and tie. Though personal accounts of the weather that day recall unbearably hot temperatures in the 90s, the National Weather Service reported a high of 83° that day. One can imagine, though, the excitement of it all making the day feel like no other.

Sidney Poitier The Defiant One

Sidney Poitier The Defiant One

His films may feel a bit old fashioned now, but in this age of male introspection, Sidney Poitier’s uncomplicated heroism is a welcome reassurance. by ED CRIPPS

Spring Summer '23 Looks

Spring Summer '23 Looks

At 2nd Academic, we curated our Spring Summer 23 looks with a selection of modern brands inspired by a past period in mid- century American history. A time in which communities across the country adopted clothing seen by many as the preserve of a privileged elite and made it their own. 

Lo End Theory: The Secret History of the Lo-Life Crew

Lo End Theory: The Secret History of the Lo-Life Crew

Lo End Theory: The Secret History of the Lo-Life Crew For certain NYC inner city youths in the '80s and '90s, Ralph Lauren was more than just a designer brand-it was almost a religion. 

The Making of Black Ivy Style by The New York Times

The Making of Black Ivy Style by The New York Times

The Making of Black Ivy Style - Guv Trebay interviews Jason Jules for The New York Times.

AW22 Lookbook #1

AW22 Lookbook #1

  "We look back to look forward taking queues from the most Avant Garde, 2nd Academic looks through another lens at how a generation of men took the Ivy look and made it subversive, edgy, cool and unpredictable; in ways that continue to impact modern menswear to this day." Styled: Mackintosh A-Line Torrential Raincoat, 2nd Academic Tropical Print Scarf and Panther Baseball Cap, Orslow 107 Ivy Fit Jeans, Enrich Crew Socks and Sebago Classic Dan's. Styled: Beams Plus MIL Leather Blouson, Heather Grey Crew Sweat and Two Pleat Twill Trousers, Universal Works Classic Bandana and 2nd Academic Panther Baseball Cap. Styled Left: Beams Plus Crazy Aran Cardigan and Heather Grey Crew Sweat, Orslow 107 Ivy Fit Jeans, Universal Works Classic Bandana and 2nd Academic Panther Baseball Cap.  Styled Right: 2nd Academic Graduate Baseball Cap, Mackintosh Osaka Gilet, Beams Plus Two Pleat Twill Trousers, L.L.Bean 8' Boots and Sebago Classic Dan's. Styled: Beams Plus 3 Button Blazer, Charcoal Button Knit Vest, Embroidered Silk Tie and OrSlow Chambray Button Down Shirt.  Styled: Beams Plus MIL Type N-B3 Down Jacket, Camber Pullover Hoody, Orslow 107 Ivy Fit Jeans, Sebago Waxy Ranger Loafers and 2nd Academic Graduate Baseball Cap. Styled: Beams Plus Candy Stripe Oxford Shirt and 2nd Academic Panther Baseball Cap. Styled: Beams Plus Heather Grey Crew Sweat, Universal Works Classic Bandana and 2nd Academic Panther Caps in Sand and Copper.  Styled: Mackintosh A-Line Torrential Raincoat, 2nd Academic Tropical Print Scarf and Panther Baseball Cap, Orslow 107 Ivy Fit Jeans, Enrich Crew Socks and Sebago Classic Dan's.

Repp Tie Story

Repp Tie Story

A cornerstone of every Preppy wardrobe is the Repp tie. The diagonally striped ties originated in England in the 1800s on school uniforms and among servicemen in the British military before making their way to the American Ivy Leagues in the 1920s.

Summer 2022 Looks

Summer 2022 Looks

Summertime is here and the sun has got his hat on. Whether you’re welcoming a blast of foreign heat as you step off your flight somewhere faraway, teeing off at the golf course or simply hanging out at your local watering hole making the most of the sun at home; knowing how to dress well in the hot weather can be a tricky skill for a man to master. Inspired by the mid-20th century period in American history; from the Oxford button-down shirt to the hand-stitched loafer, the soft shoulder three-button jacket to the perennial military repp tie: dressing in Ivy style was not new to marginalised parts of society. In places like Washington, Chicago, New Jersey and Harlem after the Second World War, many professionals of colour wore the Ivy look of the day.     In case you you have forgotten allow us to kindly remind you, you will find no baffling new summer trends to follow; just a clever selection of curated well-made clothing that you will find nowhere else.        Pictured: Beams Plus Pile Stripe Pocket Tee and A New Brand Colege Tee Pictured: Beams Plus 2 Pleats Twill Khaki Trousers and EPT Dive Trainers Pictured: A New Brand 'Colege' and 'Arty' Sweat Pictured: Battenwear Packable Tote and Field Cap, orSlow Camo Shorts and Malibu Sandals Thunderbird Mules Pictured: Reference Library 'Stevie' Sunglasses, orSLow Army Fatigue Pants and EPT Dive Trainers  Pictured: Reference Library 'Getty' Sunglasses, Beams Plus Crew Sweat, Nep Stripe Pocket Tee, 2 Pleat Twill Trouser and Malibu Sandals Zuma Classics Pictured: Le Labourer Work Jacket, Beams Plus Twill Trousers and EPT Dive Trainers Pictured: Beams Plus Block Print Shirt, orSlow Chambray Shirt and Reference Library 'Eddie' and 'Serge' Sunglasses.  Pictured: Reference Library 'Michael' Sunglasses, Beams Plus Sweat T-Shirt, orSlow Camo Bag, Selvedge Denim and Malibu Zuma Classics Pictured: Reference Library 'Getty' Sunglasses, Sebago Portland Loafers, orSlow Camo Jacket  Pictured: A New Brand 'Arty' Sweat, Sebago Ranger Loafers and Rolex 'Submariner.' Pictured: orSlow Tropical Jacket, Beams Plus Oxford Shirt, Ivy Tie, Horatio Dartmouth Loafers.      Pictured: orSlow Tropical Jacket, Universal Works Military Trousers and London Jacket with Beams Plus Shantung Tie.   Pictured: Reference Library 'Getty' Sunglasses, Universal Works London Jacket and Military Trousers, Beams Plus Oxford Shirt and Ivy Tie with Sebago Classic Dan Loafers.

In Conversation With edv3ctor

In Conversation With edv3ctor

We recently caught up with our old mate Leeds based DJ edv3ctor to discuss all things from growing up in a Jamaican household, to main style inspirations, to the current state of the music industry. 

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