One of our favorite things about fall and winter is that we get to layer up, and, most importantly, bring out our sweaters. Since the days of old Ivy, sweaters have served as more than just an extra layer of warmth, showing everyone else what college and university your alma mater was, as well as any athletic affiliations (read about Ed Heald, Dartmouth '68, whose 1968 sweater graced the pages of Take Ivy twice, here)
Enter Hillflint, started by several college friends from Dartmouth and Princeton who were tired of the typical, uninspiring apparel options often found in today's university stores. They got their start at Dartmouth College by designing and making luxury class numeral sweaters for our classmates and have since expanded to other New England colleges.
Since the launch, Hilflint has sought to perfect the collegiate sweater and they have recently started a Kickstarter campaign to help them bring the Mark One sweater idea to life. The Mark One sweater is designed to be thicker, softer and better fitting than sweaters currently on the market. They just need our help to make it happen.
Akil serves as an Academic Advisor for the Educational Opportunity Program at Buffalo State College. He tells us he believes in a lot of things but being overdressed and over educated is not one of them. His interest in menswear and fine tailoring came about when he started my first internship in graduate school and he was the youngest and only man of color in most of his courses. As he quickly realized that the way you dress says a lot about you, Akil decided that in order to be respected and taken seriously amongst his peers and supervisors, he would dress for the role that he was aspiring for. Akil also runs a blog, Dapper Advisor, through which he inspires other young aspiring professionals to dress well for their body, lifestyle, and career.
We'd like to welcome "The Exeter Dress Code" from the Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH to the Campus Sartorialist team. Though we have focused mostly on college campus style in the past, we are very excited to get to showcase some of the great style we see on students from high school campuses.
The Dress Code is a student-run fashion blog dedicated to showcasing the diverse style of members of the Phillips Exeter Academy community as well as promote their unique self-expression. The blog was founded in the spring of 2012 by Megan Do, Stefan Kohli and Adela Locsin. Since then, the staff has extended, adding three more photographers to its ranks: Alix Hunter, Callan Malone, and Ida Piyale. We had been initially inspired by the idea of starting the a web-based documentation of student’s outfits from another boarding school, specifically, the Hotchkiss School’s "Hotchkiss Lookbook". As students, we noticed there was a lack in comprehensive, visual documentation of diverse student fashion and we sought to fill that gap. Beyond that initial goal however, we hoped to create a document that would help promote a greater sense of community by recognizing and celebrating our peers, displaying their diverse and rich cultures.
Come back each day to get more entries in, the giveaway will allow entries until 11/17 at midnight!