Tone Deaf Daddy
In America yes, but in the UK it was all about the button-downs. From my perspective, it's just the source of the Ralph Lauren 80s style which was a great look when it was still rare in the UK before it exploded in the early 90s. Then it was saturated and it was all about the Ralphy logo and has been ever since.I thought the attraction of Ivy was that you could transition from entitled student to fusty old professor without having to overhaul your wardrobe.
The only Ivy thing I wear now are a pair of Alden's cordovan saddle oxfords, a rare collegiate survivor from before WWII.