Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Haruo Suzuki of Take Ivy, Florence

I know Take Ivy is a big hit. I see that book everywhere I go.

What I didn’t realize was that Sartorialist alum, Haruo Suzuki, is involved with the project.

When I was in Florence last week, I ran into him. He very generously gave me an advance copy of the next edition, which will reach US audiences sometime next month.

For all of you prepsters; mark your calendar. Take Ivy 2 (actually, Take Ivy 8 – whatever that means) is on the way.


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  1. LPDH

    June 21, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I'd guess it's "Take Ivy 8" because there are eight Ivy League schools.

  2. Boom Now

    June 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I guess this will be a summer read for me…


  3. Antonia at Swedish Love Affair

    June 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm


  4. Rachel

    June 21, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    That's awesome. Sounds like it could be an interesting read.

  5. Brian's World

    June 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    So handsome, Shiro Itoh!!!

  6. Drop Dead Prep

    June 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Looking forward to the follow-up of Take Ivy. And Mr. Itoh is looking mighty dapper and drop dead prep! As always, much thanks for sharing, Scott.


  7. Purse & Co

    June 21, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    New must have book!


  8. M

    June 21, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    More Cornell!

    Love the details he's captured from Ivy League style.

  9. Xay B.

    June 21, 2011 at 6:44 pm

  10. shelby h.k.

    June 21, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    my boyfriend bought this book last year, because he wanted to "start dressing more like the book." kind of melted my heart, haha. cheers to nantucket reds, skinny ties, and yellow raincoats!


  11. milly

    June 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Unfortunately,This is NOT
    Mr.Shiro Ito.
    His name is Haruo Suzuki who is very famous person in Men's fashion market in Japan,and as you know he is up many times on your blog.
    Yes,he is involved this project,and his comment is mentioned on the velt of this book.
    So,maybe he just wants to introduce this book,and let me explain that title "TAKE 8 IVY" comes from a number of 8 universities of "IVY LEAGUE".

  12. Lauren

    June 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    This old preppy is looking forward to it!

    The Styleseer

  13. monkeyshines

    June 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm

  14. azu

    June 21, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Love that jacket! I want it ;)


  15. Anonymous

    June 21, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    sadly, you barely see anyone dressed like this on campus anymore…


    June 21, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    That's awesome!!! :)


  17. Joy

    June 22, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Does this mean more photos for us. Yesiree!

  18. mermaid

    June 22, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Photographed is Mr.Haruo Suzuki showing a book,
    Take Ivy 8. Mr.Shiro Ito is the editor of the book.

  19. mon sac by me

    June 22, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Shiro Itoh so chaaarming ! Beige's jeans is so elegant


  20. Beatrice B.

    June 22, 2011 at 5:04 am

    that's awesome he just gave a copy! Great guy.


  21. Anonymous

    June 22, 2011 at 5:50 am

    bangin' blazer

  22. Laurie

    June 22, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I assume "8" is for the eight Ivies. I agree with M, more Cornell. I know the original Take Ivy had more shots than the one released recently.

  23. Copper Etiquette

    June 22, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I dont know about the book but I lovethe blazer!
    Copper Etiquette Shop Dresses

  24. omarkhayam

    June 22, 2011 at 10:11 am


  25. vintage engagement rings

    June 23, 2011 at 6:24 am

    I love the tie and the blazer… classci!

  26. James Taylor

    June 23, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Ah, Via Tornabuoni!

  27. Anonymous

    June 23, 2011 at 11:19 am

    I hope,i will find it in France

  28. Anonymous

    June 23, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I think he looks absolutely perfect. Classic.

  29. Anonymous

    June 23, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Why is nobody commenting on this photo? He looks so ridiculously handsome! Mr. Itoh or Mr. Suzuki, whoever he is, swoon! :)

  30. lollipop4598

    June 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Never mind my earlier comment. Seeing how Im looking at photos of people in Paris and Milan.

  31. FashionIndie

    June 29, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    What a handsome man and this is on my book list!


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