College Uniform: Ivy League Styles Reworked For the Spring Semester

A selection of preppy menswear staples from New Balance, Raf Simons and more. 

WRITER: MARC RICHARDSON
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Fashion is a kaleidoscope of references in 2022. While some brands are busy reviving the grunge codes of the ’90s or revisiting the hipster club aesthetic of Y2K, others are looking back to preppier days, drawing on hallmarks of collegiate style. Balancing casual silhouettes with elevated design motifs, this new wave of Ivy League-tinged style spans both the sportier and dressier sides of the sartorial spectrum. 

When the collegiate prep movement first took off in the ’60s, all-American names like J. Press and Brooks Brothers spearheaded the trend, followed by Ralph Lauren and, later, J. Crew. Today, New York brands such as Aimé Leon Dore and Noah are imbuing the aesthetic with new life, serving a new generation of fans hungry for pieces that pair formality with an irreverent edge.

Here, we brush up on the classics, from varsity-inspired styles to polished staples reworked for the modern wardrobe from New Balance, Supreme, Raf Simons, Off-White and more.