Take Ivy

Attention preppie obsessives. That once-elusive bible of all things collegiate is finally, finally about to be reissued. Yes, I’m talking of Take Ivy, the holy grail of sixties menswear eye candy by Japanese photographer Teruyoshi Hayashida and co-authors Kensuke Ishizu, Toshiyuki Kurosu and Moto Hasegawa. Long out of print, Powerhouse Books is reissuing the title in the US in August and in the UK in October for a reasonable £17.99 ($25).

To whet your appetite, check out these few photos on A Continuous Lean, or if you’re a real cheapskate, check out these scans of the entire book.

As if that isn’t good enough news for those who favour a button-down shirt, ankle-grazing chino and Bass Weejun loafer, Rugby.com reports that The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will be hosting an exhibition on the Ivy League look in 2012. Looks like preppie-chic is set to run and run…

[Pics: A Continuous Lean, The Trad]