Vion Lue


In Uncategorized on May 19, 2009 at 7:17 am

A few months ago the Japanese photo book “Take Ivy” sold on eBay for $1,500, setting all of Tradsville abuzz. Naturally something so hyped could only be a letdown, and when The Trad finally presented all the images online (see “Take Ivy” links in the Ephemera column at right), having scored his copy for a fraction of that, by the way, the photos were long on atmosphere but short on content. In fact, I find them deadly dull.

Around this time, I came across the 1997 book “All American” by Tommy Hilfiger. It only has a few pictures worth presenting. Then again, it only cost a buck.

In the shot below there’s great contrast between the formal and informal, as a pinned club collar is played against a sweater, cream socks and loafers:


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